It felt weird drawing these two together. I know Zeta already met Dave and Artie back in the road-trip storyline, but having her interact with more of the main-cast characters feels like serious crossover action. It was kind of hard to draw Mell and Zeta together. That said, I think they team up nicely, and Mell planning to kick Zeta’s ass is excellent.
Wait a minute! Narbonic should have been all about the globetrotting adventures of these two! Dammit, I did it all wrong!
I dig these dome sheds. They look cool and were easy to draw.
I also love Foot. I’m kind of sorry I didn’t have more room for him in Narbonic, but maybe Foot is better in small doses. I like to think he and Zeta had many adventures on their own, stomping things.
When this strip first ran, people made many inappropriate comments about the ladies’ love of Foot. I assure you that the Foot love is strictly platonic. Anyway, I swear I don’t laugh at my own strips much, but Mell’s line in the second panel still cracks me up. She’s seen a lot of messed-up things, you know.
Where did Mell get a machine gun? The same place as usual, I guess. Also, that was an incredibly stupid thing for that hamster to say.
I’ve mentioned this before, but the hamsters were all named after people who worked at Viz. Joel is named after editor Joel Enos, an awesome guy and one of the few people in this crazy mixed-up world who properly appreciates Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld comics.
It takes a lot of time, effort, and planning to set up something this stupid, but it’s so worth it.
I’d just gotten my hair chopped off for Locks of Love, hence the short haircut. Andrew is reading Derek Kirk Kim’s first comic, Cell, which Derek doesn’t want you to read.