Carbon Dating was initially about a bachelor geek’s quixotic search for a rational woman. Up until that point all of my ex-girlfriends had seemed great at first until I realized they were a giant windmill of crazy. I am sure each of you can relate to the frustration of finding a person you resonate with, they all start to seem crazy until the point you give up on ever meeting someone who finds Neil deGrasse Tyson as sexy as you do. The working title was Empirically Single and I found an artist to help with the workload. Then, ten comic strips into the project, the collaboration deal fell through and ultimately delayed the project for a year.

In that intervening period, my relationship status changed permanently and inspired a much better story. I redesigned all the characters to suit my solo artistic style and began again from scratch. And just as important, it gave me time to better articulate what I wanted the comic to say; we can do a better job of promoting science.

This comic is now about science geeks in relationships, which is inspired in no small part by my wife, Abbey.

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ROB
A bar really isn't the ideal place for me to meet a girl.

MITCH
This is where girls are.
ROB
What about a book store? Or a coffee shop? At least there I can see what they're reading and comment
on it.

MITCH
Rephrase, this is where the hot girls are.
ROB
But how can I approach them without being able to talk?

ROB
I can hardly hear myself think
in here!
MITCH
Exactly.

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