Hi everyone! I have a new comic to share for the week! This month, I really want to kind of explore a little bit of Risa and Gabe’s friendship. I’ve always imagined these two to be kind of platonically close since the middle school years. In past comics, Risa has had a few moments where she looked to Gabe for advice and comfort. While they may not be as close as they are to their respective partners, the two still share a distant, but present sibling-like bond. Kind of like an older brother or sister that you might call up for advice when you need it.

In this comic, Risa awaits for Gabe’s arrival at their favourite cafe spot. They’re meeting up for lunch or something! Gabe shows up casually. The barista (Madeline) quickly recognizes Gabe as one of their regulars. She walks up to him and confirms his drink, which Maddy was able to recite off the top of her head, as if she had heard Gabe mention it hundreds of times before. Risa, despite knowing that she and Gabe regularly come to the cafe, is still pretty impressed that Gabe would order the same thing every time and that Maddy would remember that long and tongue twisting order.