As I’ve mentioned before, I used to write pulp sci-fi detective stories about a character called Nutmeg Rodriguez (inspired by the mighty M-Rod), and I thought it might be fun to post a short comic strip I wrote for her back in 2005, which was drawn up by the very talented Jim Collins. It was originally published as a sort of “epilogue” to a batch of stories, so there’s a few background details you may need to know to fully appreciate the “jokes”: Nutmeg is a down-on-her-luck private detective, working in a futuristic city where the authorities claim to have eradicated crime completely… and the cops get mighty peeved at her for suggesting otherwise, hence the fact that her office is always getting trashed. Sadly, she never seems to make any money from the cases she solves, but in a previous story one grateful client gifted her with a fancy “ghost suit” (basically a “cloak of invisibility”, by any other name), and… um… I think that’s everything. Enjoy!
“That Time of the Month” © 2005 Crosier & Collins