May I just take this moment to stand on my little soapbox (is there even such a thing anymore?) and say that I was REALLY pleased with the artwork of this comic. It’s no Clan of the Cats, but by my standards it looks pretty darn good. Take a look back at this strip. I’ve come a long way, especially when you consider that I have not taken any art class since elementary school.
Anyway, about the comic. I felt that Nikki as an elf was appropriate, given her literary background and the fact that a good chunk of said background would be fantasy novels (she’s dating a guy who wanted to be Santa; there’s gotta be imagination there!). I like the design for her (even if I had to steal some of Dan Shive’s hair fairies).