The best Sunday strip of all, even though it has some of the worst art. I drew it freehand, without penciling anything, on the floor at Derek Kirk Kim’s place, where we were hanging out after seeing the movie “Daredevil.” Jesse Hamm and Jen Wang were there too. I think after this we watched “Shaolin Soccer” on DVD. “Shaolin Soccer” is a much better movie than “Daredevil.”
What I didn’t draw was the part where, after making me turn around, Andrew stood there for a while doing nothing until I said, “What?” He got cold feet for a minute there.
I am really not very good at drawing people kissing.
So Andrew proposed to me on Friday, which was Valentine’s Day and the second anniversary of our first date. (We also got married on Valentine’s Day. It’s all pretty gross.) We didn’t tell anyone, although Andrew had told his dad ahead of time that he was planning to propose to me because his dad was heading off on a big trip to visit his family in Sicily. On Saturday night I saw “Daredevil,” drew this strip, watched “Shaolin Soccer,” went home, scanned the strip, and posted it. By then it was about five in the morning, so Andrew and I unplugged the phone before going to bed.
This was great, because on Sunday morning my mom saw the strip, flipped out, tried to call me, got an out-of-service signal, became convinced we’d eloped, and flipped out again. Which was awesome.
Anyway, that’s how we got engaged. And yes, I was wearing that hat.