My concept of cherubim as being just covered in eyes comes from A Wind in the Door, by Madeleine L’Engle, the sequel to A Wrinkle in Time. That was also where I leaned about mitochondria. How many people read that entire series?
When I was a kid, a neighbor boy asked me if girls pee. I said yes. I probably should have made up something more interesting, but the question caught me off guard.
This strip is completely silly and I just wrote it to move the plot along, but now that I’m looking at it I like it. Again, I tend to be fond of strips that don’t have a gag-punchline setup and are just characters having stupid arguments. Also, it’s hard to deny the comedy power of Seth in that outfit dangling an eyeball.
This storyline is one of the times the strip might have been better in color, because of all the blood. Then again, what color would angel blood even be?
Oh, man, Seth adjusting his tie in the second panel. Like trying to hit on Mell isn’t the worst idea in the universe. Unless you’re Caliban, I guess. I don’t care what you say, that’s some funny stuff.
Seth’s final line still pleases me. Apparently the Narboniverse isn’t one of those places where you get sexy devil girls.
Let it never be said I don’t have a romantic side. The Mell/Caliban relationship is deliberately a background element in Narbonic, because I liked the idea of Mell just quietly hooking up with someone while Helen and Dave go through their whole soap opera. But on the few occasions I focused on them, they seem like a remarkably together couple. Go figure.
Explaining a wandering eye with “He was covered in gore!”… Mell is a simple creature.
This is one of the storylines that I mostly made up as I went along, and Caliban using the arrival of angels to try to book it back to Heaven was an idea that came up mid-writing. And yet it ended up being the core of the story. No, I’m not sure what the plot would have been otherwise. Sometimes I don’t think things through too carefully.
That’s a really big, flat bug under glass in the first panel. Also, drawing stairs is hard.
This came up in the “Demons” storyline, but it seems likely that most of the Narbonic characters, with the possible exception of Artie, are destined for Hell. That’s kind of grim if you think about it. I blame my Catholic upbringing.
SPOILERS: Amazingly, Mell does find a way around this problem. In the balance of things, Caliban’s mostly lucky to have her in his corner.