(Working on colors, but may not be able to finish before bed so it’ll probably be updated later tonight)

We haven’t seen much of Marta and Antoine and even less of their significant others (this is actually Richard’s first on-screen appearance), so some callback links may be in order here. The big guy with Marta is her fiancee Steve and Antoine is embracing his boyfriend Richard, who seems to never forget a debt.

Also, I’d just like to take a moment to express my thanks to everyone for being so talkative in the comic comments. I never really expected the previous strip to ignite so much conversation but holy crap you all brought it in spades. I’m STILL reading through them all. :O

Also, I kind of liked how the linework looked on this one sans color and would like to keep it available for viewing, so here is the lineart version for posterity.


Electric fireplace was a last minute decision because I realized I didn't draw a chimney flue the last time I drew Grandma and Grandpa's house.