I really liked doing these features. During the run of Narbonic, I never talked much about the thought process that went into the storylines that ran, and it was kind of perversely satisfying to explain the thought that went into the storylines I cut. Also, some of those strips were pretty good.
“The Duplication Ray” was one of the first storylines I made up for Narbonic, and at one time I had more material written for it than for any other storyline. Then I ended up scrapping the whole thing. Writing is an aggravating process sometimes.
But look! Awesome comic artist and top Gundam expert Mark Simmons drew this for me!
This is evidently the scene at Narbonics Labs just before Dave’s hiring. Thanks so much, Mark! Everybody check out Mark’s work on the upcoming Fraggle Rock comic book series from Archaia. Dude, Fraggles…