I wish I could take credit for today's comic. A few weeks ago, a reader visited me at YOUMACON
and asked me if the reason Mervin's moustache was so bad had anything to do with the metamorphosis. This wasn't the case originally, but the idea made me laugh, so I decided to go ahead with it. Truth be told, I'm not going to miss drawing that god-awful moustache. Bluh.
Tessa here is a very
minor character who originally showed up in two versions
of "The Confession,"
and again in THE SHADOW OF SIEGFRIED.
I don't expect anyone to remember her, nor has she been a major player in past storylines, but I like to bring her out every so often when the Luanians are around. Plus, I enjoy drawing her crazy hair.
And finally, the appearance of Mervin's rejuvenated moustache coincides nicely with MOVEMBER,
the moustache-growing fundraiser to raise awareness for men's health issues. I considered participating, but I look awful with just a moustache. But it's a good cause, so I'll simply donate before the end of the month.
That's all from me for now.