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Man, I love drawing the characters in little beach outfits. I swear Mell is wearing a bikini bottom under that shirt. You can see the ties dangling from it in the last panel.

Sunbathing John Cusak would probably have a nasty sunburn because he'd been in Chicago all winter and wasn't acclimated to the beach, and he'd be kind of mopey about it, but in a wry, amusingly self-deprecating way, and then he'd need someone to comfort him and rub lotion on his back.

Predictably, Artie is the only one who takes the strike seriously.

7 comments:
Leon Arnott (l) says: Gratuitous summer bikini shots: yet another venerable webcomic tradition.

I would just like to mention that those palm trees and sun look delightfully contrived and artificial.
David Given (dg) says: I'm reminded of the utterly genius One Over Zero, in which not only did the characters mount a successful strike --- after a week without moving, the author ran out of ways to make the strip interesting by varying the camera angle --- but one of them also managed to strike back against the artist by being really hard to draw.
Andrew Barton (andrewandkatebarton) says: One Over Zero seems to be a pretty long strip.  Where should we be looking for the strike?
Michael Suttkus, II (the_mess) says: Sadly, it doesn't have much in the way of navigation, no storyline divisions, etc.  So, you're just going to have to read the whole thing!  It's well worth it and, at exactly 1000 strips long, won't take that long to complete once you get into it.  It's one of the classic webcomics.
A V (venthus) says: The strike scene starts at 433.
John Campbell (jcampbel) says: Some of the 1/0 characters show up in the background of a few Narbonic strips, too.
BlackWolfe Coyoten (blackwolfe_coyoten) says:

Is Artie taking the strike seriously?  Is he really?

 "And why don't I get a drink?" is pretty telling, after all, and it foreshadows his less-than-stellar performance as an idealist.

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