This is another strip I thumbnailed early and then wrote up to. A beautiful moment. And Mell’s Air Force service proves useful!
Drawing action is super hard, and I probably overextended my abilities in this sequence. Drawing Dave walking on water was hard, and you can see that in the third panel I gave up and just did a profile shot. I’m…not good at water. All this stuff is very Watchmen-influenced; I was trying to mix in as many stories set in the Arctic as I could.
This strip was hard to draw but totally worth it. I still suck at drawing water, though.
Another one I wrote early and built the entire storyline around. It took six years to get to these payoffs, but they’re totally worth it, right? Right?
Helen’s last line is a reference to a storyline about a duplicating ray that I cut. This line is all that’s left of it.
Okay, I completely fell down in the art department here. I could not draw a flying island crashing into the base, temporarily knocking Dave offline and causing Helen to fall into the swimming pool again. This is the level of thing Jeff makes me draw in Skin Horse now and it hurts.
Hey, the swimming pool’s filled with water.
This strip is excellent and deserves a hundred Pulitzers.