So, yeah, no shading for this strip. I was short on time and because I wanted to get this strip up today, I opted to just do flat colors for now. Don’t worry, I’ll go in later and finish it properly after I get some sleep and get off work.
EDIT: Updated completed comic! Yay!
Meanwhile, the big revelation. Fred has been crushing on Babs since they met, and after all this time I thought it was time to bring things to a head and get some kind of resolution of sorts. This story was part of the reason I ended the relationship between Babs and Tad. Fred would never allow himself to admit his feelings to Babs as long as she was dating someone else. Another reason I ended things her and Tad was the fact that while Tad was fun to write about as this mysterious person who never appeared on panel, he was also extremely limiting. Tad couldn’t get much character development or his own stories, because he frankly lived outside the lives of the character. His only connection was to Babs, and even then it was more casual than you’d expect for a romantic pairing.
And now we delve into what happens to the group now that romantic drama is starting to rear its head.