I can’t remember when and how I came up with Foot, except that he was an excellent way to avoid drawing an entire robot. I like drawing feet. I put myself, Andrew, and our friend Mohamed into the fleeing crowd in the first panel, just for the heck of it.
I can’t remember when or how I came up with this plot development, but I think it was pretty last-minute. Most of this storyline was written off the cuff. That said, it still makes me smile.
Ruby’s last line is lifted from an episode of “Red Dwarf”: “If you’re God, why that face?” It makes sense in context.
Yes, so Foot is an invention of Professor Madblood’s, sent to eke revenge upon the hamsters, who, by posing as a pro-machine-rights hacker in Winnipeg, abducted some of Madblood’s android duplicates for their own nefarious purposes. Sometimes this strip, like the dinner, is weird.
Madblood mentions being the creator of Foot very briefly later in the strip, but, sadly, we never get to see them together. There’s a fanfic in there, probably.
I love this one, especially Dirk Tiede turning into a blob monster. Artie’s superpowers are kind of useless sometimes.
Hey, an action scene! Good for me! Plus ANTONIO SMITH and Artie in his suit and the semicolon… this is a fine, fine strip.
In Narbonic, rope-swinging rescues represent romance. Sadly, it’s not always reciprocal.
Yeah, so Artie is gay. I’ve mentioned this before, but originally he was going to be bisexual, but as the strip went on he kind of got gayer and gayer in my mind.
Besides, who can resist the raw sexual magnetism of ANTONIO SMITH, FORENSIC LINGUIST?