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Enjoy this MAILBAG DAY, because it's the last one for a long, long time. The mailing list started taking off, and there was less need to address comments and questions directly in the strip. And, again, I'm lazy. So lazy.

Ed Wells contributes again. Cory-Ellen Nadel is a college friend who would soon make her most indelible mark in Narbonic history by adopting an adorable black-and-white kitten. A lot of the people on the mailing list at that point were Vassar friends.

Almost from the beginning, Helen was the character people most often identified as sexy, even though she was still drawn pretty crudely at this point. It's that cheesecake pose in the paper-doll set, I guess. For the record, I always thought Dave was cute, but he did get cuter later on.

All things considered, and leaving aside my consistently atrocious coloring, this is still a pretty good Sunday strip. "They'd sic the Cool World police on you in a second" is deathless dialogue, I tell you.

6 comments:
Leon Arnott (l) says:

"I'm sure this isn't the last time I'll say this, but other people's versions of my strip seem to be consistently more interesting than my actual strip. If only I'd dropped the "Narbonic" idea and gone with "Lesbian Mad Science Love Comics," I'd be getting a heck of a lot more hits."
-- Shaenon, Oct. 10, 2000.
Leon Arnott (l) says:

P.S: Now is a good time as any to demand to know what happened to the thing mentioned in this message!
Leon Arnott (l) says: P.P.S: For those wondering about the omission of "a discussion about Mell's personal charms which we can easily skip", the original is here.
David Cunnius (capnq) says:

"I hate democracy!" is quite an ironic statement for a future Vice President and President of the United States.

Kristy Valenti (alienjukebox) says: Dave got a little more Farago-looking as the strip went on, I think.
Shaenon Garrity (shaenongarrity) says: "P.S: Now is a good time as any to demand to know what happened to the thing mentioned in this message! " It was a drawing of Dave as the Rock. I'll put it up if I can find it.
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