001 - The Predisposition of Imaginary Acquaintances
Ah, here comes again! A vague recollection, a teaser of sorts, an introduction to the episodic delusions of our characters! Let us take this chance to introduce them a bit more properly.
The guy seen in this strip is one of the two "Main" characters of the "Main" stories, if "Main", they can be called, and if they can ever be considered stories. He is a shameless self-insertion; or rather, a projection of a supposedly bitter young man who tries to draw comics for the sake of doing so. His name is Angel, and his conscience betrays him, as his imagination spawns a bizarre individual self-styled character of its own...
Elle, part of Angel's imagination, can apparently phase into existance at will, doesn't it? I assure you it is not. There's a reason she's there then, and not before: Angel just hadn't noticed, and she made sure to look very, very much like a car's upholstery and stayed very, very quiet about it. Despite being imaginary, though, Elle can interact with the comic.reality in pretty much the same way Angel can. Which is to say, borderline bizarre.
Stylistically, this is a follow-up of the last strip, which was, in the purest sense of the word, an experiment. This one is as well, but it already steps into the familiar ground of introducing characters and consequently developing them. Expect the art to become more fluid and consistent, possibly surreal, while the artist gets further into a sugar-induced storytelling binge. Avast!