This guest art is by Kenji Watanabe.  Who is Kenji Watanabe?  Beats me, frankly.  I’d love to link him, but I don’t think he has a site.

About 2 years ago I decided to start branching out a bit and also support some of the artists who do their stuff at cons by commissioning some drawings to use as clip art in the strip.  Kenji Watanabe had a booth at Penguicon 2.0.  I explained my strip to him, that I needed a drawing of two figures in conversation, and needed rights to print the art in that context.  He agreed (nice guy), and I paid him whatever his going rate was ($10 or $15 or $20…I really can’t remember).  And he bought one of my books.  Smiley

Anyway, I did the obvious joke here.  It was my second variation on that theme.  Here is your DVD bonus script tentacle-sex joke:

Panel 1
Captain:
IT’S FUNNY THAT I CAN WORK
SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH A TENTACLED
MONSTER.  MY ANCESTORS WOULD
HAVE BEEN HORRIFIED.
Alien:
AH.
Captain:
YES, ANCIENT HUMAN LORE IS FILLED
WITH TALES OF SEA MONSTERS AND SLIMY
CREATURES OF THE NETHERWORLD.  IT’S
A FIXATION OF SORTS FOR MY PEOPLE.
Alien:
MM.

Panel 2
Captain:
THE JAPANESE, FOR EXAMPLE, HAD A WHOLE
SUBCULTURE OF ART AND LITERATURE REVOLVING
AROUND SEXUAL RELATIONS BETWEEN HUMANS
AND TENTACLE BEASTS.
Alien:
SO YOU’VE SAID.
Captain:
AH, DID I?  THAT’S RIGHT.

Panel 3
Captain:
AND YOU SAID YOU DON’T DO THAT.
NOT EVER.
BUT WHAT ABOUT SPECIAL
CIRCUMSTANCES, SUCH AS…
Alien:
CAPTAIN, YOU’RE ABOUT ONE
RHETORICAL HOP FROM A
SEXUAL HARASSMENT CHARGE.