Man, this is a great set of artwork. James Rice, of course, appears frequently in these Sunday installments as the owner of Speedy, the world’s most-traveled gerbil. About this strip, he writes:
Shaenon was the one who told me about Do Peterson. We had been talking about science-based music, and his is pretty good. I started thinking that Artie might like his music, and the song An Example Show is pretty catchy. I’m so bad a drawing, I laid out the entire strip on my computer using reference photos and drawings. Once I had the layout I wanted, I traced over everything, then scanned the drawings and added the color and text in the computer. It was a lot of work but lots of fun.
At one point I wanted to do a strip about Artie’s weird tastes in music, but I never found a way to work it into the plot, so I had the characters mention it here.
Keith Quinn’s pinup is adorable. I really like his cuddly renditions of everyone. The character on Dave’s shirt is Oliver Pikk, an early Derek Kirk Kim character.
I was and am a great admirer of Tailsteak’s comic 1/0, so I was bowled over when he sent me artwork. And with nudity, even!
I have no idea why these representations of Dave are smoking, though. That’s really weird.