Nothing ruins fun quite like something reminding you of a huge regret, is there?
It reminds me of a time, in high-school, when I was removing a fluorescent light from a light in order that it not get knocked out from the party which was going on. I dropped the bulb. Sigh.
This is one of the first strips I’m putting up for sale which somehow wasn’t put up in the first run (perhaps I was too attached to it)
I love her hand prints on his jacket. :)
Sometimes with a kid you have to be very specific.
At first, i was going to draw Blake in human clothes as a disguise as well. And then I realized that would be not make any sense. As much sense as a bear and vulture in clothes. It’s all perspective.
Ted’s outfit still makes me smile.
Sometimes the “throwaway gag” is the funniest. “Have you thought about renting her out for factory work” is a good contender (although I like the actual punchline here too).
There is perhaps an inconsistency here, in that Vachel points out that they don’t have a fridge (the blog originally erroneously read, “friday” instead of “fridge,” if you’re wondering about the posts below), and later we see them having a fridge. This happened because my vision of their world changed (I originally pictured them living a bit more primitively), but I never went back in and “corrected” it because I like that the strip developed, and I can totally justify it by telling you that they bought a fridge that week in order to put the drawing on it.
Ted has little humility, I think. It’s not that he doesn’t see Vachel’s sarcasm, he’s just not very interested in it, and will take an idea if it has merit. I like Ted.
This will also be the first of several messages in a bottle, which is such an endearing kid notion.