Oh, man… the storyline about Artie’s online friends was another one that I made up early on, wrote a ton of thumbnails for, and totally scrapped. In one version of the plot, Artie and Dave’s ex-girlfriend had an online romance going.
I’m still kind of sorry I never had Dave date the nameless woman from the bus station lost-and-found, but SPOILERS his romance with Lovelace in the upcoming storyline “Professor Madblood and the Lovelace Affair” ended up being more important than I’d planned, so I decided to develop that instead. I only had room in Narbonic for so many girlfriends for Dave. I’m sorry, Dave.