First strip: David Bowie reference, it was around the time of his death, I do believe, and so wanted to pay a little homage. Even though I wasn't as huge as a fan as some others were, I've always liked the androgynous vibe of Bowie, plus rad music and important contributions to art, and he seemed like a really nice person.
Second strip: WOC's face seems off in the third panel (plus she's looking right at YOUR SOUL it looks like) I changed her face too many times (as I did with every characters that lived through my whole artistic evolution and different style explorations...)
And I will never not love a good Lord of the Rings reference. I read those books quite a few times and watched those movies countless amounts (did you ever watch the whole of the Make Of? they're as long as the movies are and I found them incredibly inspiring and fascinating to watch the first time around)
...makes me want to read the books once more.
--> This is a rerun of the finished webcomic Go Get a Roomie! You can find these two strips in the old archive >here<!