Posted May 19, 2011 at 8:01 pm
I have a loose idea of where this body image arc within the greater storyline of the move will go, but at the start of it I didn't have this strip planned.
I knew I wanted to have a strip with Francis and Bill both in it since they both made their return to the comic for the first time in over a year. Their next appearance kinda needed to be pretty soon or their return wouldn't mean as much. So, I sat down and tried to come up with an idea that could feature one or more of them in the gag. I came up with the idea that Bill would drink the protein shake and where it may lead.
The notion that the novel Frankenstein was in fact published and it is actually a literary classic in the world of Zombie Roomie was something that I added while doing this strip. Francis would have changed his name from "The Monster" to something a little more individual... but he didn't want to abandon his past entirely it would appear. Even with the book's fame, Francis tries to lead a quiet life, so please respect his privacy and no flash photography.
He finds it as annoying as open flame.