Remember, don't judge the art of the entire strip by these early works. I had no idea what I was doing. Use the Next Arc link to jump to the start of Arc II if you can't get through Arc I's problems.
So here it is, the first strip I did. Wow, that was a long time ago. This is one of a brace of 7 strips that were actually done in mid-March of 2003, during one of the worst times of my life.The comic had been in the planning stages for nearly a year by then though, so I had to push through.
When I first asked for advice on the comic, all the 'purists' kept telling me that hand-lettering was the ONLY way. This strip shut them up, I think. My handwriting is atrocious in ANY language.