This is one of the longer installments of the Victorian story. Looking back, I can’t believe I had the time to draw this much for a Sunday feature. Even if one of the pages is just a little bathyscaphe thing flying around in sepia-toned space.
The Victorian serial is about 40% recaps. It’s one of the reasons I’ve been reluctant to put out a print version. (The other main reason is that I’d have to sit down and draw a bunch of Victorian magazine advertisements to fill out the odd-shaped pages, and drawing old-timey stuff is time-consuming.)
As I’ve said many times before, I mostly made up the Victorian serial as I went along. This plot development seemed like a good idea at the time, plus Dr. Pim as an octopus was kind of hard to draw.
It’s a good thing Helen and Mell saved Dave’s body after all.
Dr. Pim in Dave’s body has visible eyes. SPOILERS: Yes, it’s because he’s mad. The mad=visible eyes thing only really applies to Dave, but I decided to maintain it here. Anyway, Dave is fun to draw with visible eyes.
I liked doing the curly bold fonts in the Victorian dialogue.
The Victorian versions of the characters tend to get a lot more action than the regular versions. It’s like my fanfic version of my own comic strip.
Mell, meanwhile, is consistently annoyed by all of Helen’s romances.