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.
Anyway, I did the obvious joke here. It was my second variation on that theme. Here is your DVD bonus script tentacle-sex joke:
IT’S FUNNY THAT I CAN WORK
SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH A TENTACLED
MONSTER. MY ANCESTORS WOULD
HAVE BEEN HORRIFIED.
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.
THE JAPANESE, FOR EXAMPLE, HAD A WHOLE
SUBCULTURE OF ART AND LITERATURE REVOLVING
AROUND SEXUAL RELATIONS BETWEEN HUMANS
AND TENTACLE BEASTS.
SO YOU’VE SAID.
AH, DID I? THAT’S RIGHT.
AND YOU SAID YOU DON’T DO THAT.
BUT WHAT ABOUT SPECIAL
CIRCUMSTANCES, SUCH AS…
CAPTAIN, YOU’RE ABOUT ONE
RHETORICAL HOP FROM A
SEXUAL HARASSMENT CHARGE.