Dave kinda has a thing for Jennifer Connelly too.
Some of Lovelace’s lines make me think she’d get along well with Artie, and it’s kind of a shame they never had much contact over the course of the strip. They probably would’ve ended up bickering anyway.
Somewhat surprisingly, Dave’s a pretty good boyfriend. He’s very patient, a virtue required of anyone who plans to date a female character in one of my comics.
I probably did too many strips with gags about the characters betting money on each other, but what the hell, it’s always funny.
Okay, sometimes Dave’s a good boyfriend because he’s patient, and sometimes it’s because he’s cunning. He’s developed a lot of survival skills since the beginning of the strip, and what only occasionally kills him has made him stronger.
And yes, eating pizza on the couch is a typical evening for Dave. Nice couch, though.
Lovelace is kind of jealous of Helen, and with good reason. She’s not a big fan of mad scientists anyway. Fortunately, she and Dave can bond over their mutual dislike of Madblood.
Lovelace could indeed be afraid that Dave will turn her off. Ah, computers.
Dave’s apartment has a poster for Ghost in the Shell visible in the first panel. On the bookshelf: something by William Gibson, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Asimov’s I, Robot, David Gerrold’s When Harlie Was ONE, Tezuka’s Astro Boy, and Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Because COMPUTERS.
Love tends to make Dave annoying. I’m not passing judgement, just saying.