ah... that first strip is one of those comic strips that I don't remember entirely, and when I read it, it makes me smile at my own story :)
I just really like Lillian's smile there.
And Roomie's classic shenanigans are also cute ;)
It's interesting seeing the differences in how I drew background back then, and comparing to the present moment. I'm happy to see a lot of improvement on that end, but then it's only because I'm actually giving backgrounds a real place in my new comic (little tiny things read here!) and giving those kinds of details a lot of my time and energy now.
Doors, for example, were never easy for me to draw. Yeah, you can tell it's a door in the above strips, but there isn't much else going on. It has zero personality or interest beyond saying its a door.
Then again, before some of you think I'm being too harsh on myself, it's not necessarily something I'm criticizing. Go Get a Roomie was much more focused on characters more than anything else, drawing pretty backgrounds, while a nice plus, was not its priority, and that's fine!
--> This is a rerun of the finished webcomic Go Get a Roomie! You can find these two strips in the old archive >here<!