No joke, this really happened. In fact, for this strip and the last, I used photo references for nearly all of the panels to truly capture the essence of the moment. Of course, it was all a set-up orchestrated by my dad in advance (without mine our Laura’s knowledge).
Today’s strip is a bit of a milestone, as it’s the 50th strip published since it all began in January! To celebrate the anniversary, I thought I’d include a couple of goodies never before seen by the light of your computer screen.
When guests who were invited to our wedding opened their envelopes, not only did they get a rockin’ invitation, but an out of this world insert with information we felt our guests might need. Featured are the very first incarnations of us as cartoon characters, before work on the webcomic had begun.
On the reverse side of the above page was a map of Greater Vancouver that I drew with important points of interest (such as the location of the hotel, wedding venue, and our parents’ homes). Anticipating that our parents would not want to be deluged by the rabid LKB fans wanting to see where our heroes had grown up, I decided to leave that information out. However, the below image was featured in the center of the map, featuring Laura and her characteristic Marge Simpson growl. This is also a slight homage to Jeff Smith’s Bone, a comic book series that everyone should read at some point in their lives.
I hope you enjoyed the extras this week. Thank you again to everyone who has shown support for the strip by subscribing, ‘liking,’ reblogging, posting on Facebook, coming out to shows and purchasing copies of the print collection, or just by mentioning how much they’ve enjoyed the strip. I’ve mentioned this before, but your feedback and enthusiastic support go a long way to keep this strip going, and if you know of anyone who would like what you’ve been enjoying, be sure to share! Here’s to 50 more!