Man, these wrap-up strips can get wordy. Plot is hard!
I’m still going through my old sketchbooks. Enjoy these drawings of Zeta and Foot: FRIENDS.
I wrote this strip early in the storyline, and it’s still excellent. With the paper plate and all. I should’ve bolded Artie’s entire line in the second panel, though. Sometimes I get lazy with the lettering.
“Murida” is from Muridae, the family to which gerbils belong, and, yes, this is Surname #3. Artie has an ongoing identity crisis.
Zeta never bothers to contact Artie, which is a shame, since he could clear up the mystery of her parentage and lead her directly to Helen. Instead, she and Dr. Smith get caught up in this whole other thing.
Oh, man, I screwed the art up so badly when I drew this strip. It took forever to clean up on Photoshop. Looking at it now, though, it turned out pretty well.
This unnamed anchorlady has been appearing in the strip from the beginning. Interestingly, she seems to be free of the reality filters that affect so many people in the Narboniverse. Maybe her reporter’s instinct keeps her sharp.
People complained about Dr. Smith’s last line because, to be perfectly grammatical, it ought to be, “I’m going to buy Foot some Berlitz tapes.” Sadly, even ANTONIO SMITH, FORENSIC LINGUIST is susceptible to the restrictions of my cramped word balloons.
SPOILERS: Dr. Smith does join the think tank, which is where we next see him and Zeta. And Foot, for that matter.
I’m sorry for offing Dr. Noah so casually and off-panel. He deserved better, poor guy. Forgive me, Dr. Noah!