This week’s pin-up features Alice, Manta-Man’s oft-neglected roommate. Alice was originally based on my dear friend and former roommate Tina, whom I love like a sister.

So no, I’m not drawing Alice in her underwear.

Alice has taken on a life of her own, proving to be a bit more gruff and ornery than her real-life counterpart. However, this illustration depicts a sunnier side of Alice, much more akin to my beloved Tina.