May 2007 (Strips 21 - 24)

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Strip 021 :: Sunday 2007-05-06 :: Greyscale version
Strip 021
You probably don't know this, but I was one of the many Windows XP users who was unimpressed with Vista.  It doesn't really show, does it?
Also: this is the first appearance in Grace and Caffeine of the secondary cast member Pascal Davis, who I had originally created as the lead character for another comic-strip project which revolved around nerdy, computer-centric humour.

Strip 022 :: Sunday 2007-05-13 :: Greyscale version :: Colour version :: Development Sketch
Strip 022
One of my personal favourites.  The only downside is that it shows Tom being the grumpier of the two characters, whereas Edwin is usually the one prone to ill humour.  That, and the fact that the skirting board in the background is slightly wonky... but I don't let that detail bother me too much.  Speaking of Edwin, this is the episode where I finally cracked the trick of drawing his hair - compare this strip against all of the previous and subsequent ones, and you'll see that from here onwards, the appearance of Edwin's hair is much cleaner, simpler and more consistent.

Strip 023 :: Sunday 2007-05-20 :: Greyscale version
Strip 023
The follow-up to the previous episode - it's all very well making a joke about wet carpet, but what's the drying time?
Tom looks slightly evil in the bottom-left panel for some reason.  I don't think that was intentional.

Strip 024 :: Sunday 2007-05-27 :: Greyscale version :: Colour version :: Development Sketch
Strip 024
The second 'sequel' in a row.  Nice minimalist artwork.  Short bit of dialogue.  Not much to comment on really.

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