Yes, Digit was heavily inspired by Gadget. Okay, actually, there’s this poster… I mentioned this in a comment on the previous page, but here it is with a little more info.

Whoever this lady is, combine her and Gadget and you get Digit. Then just her minus the torch but still with the heat powers and you get Heatwave. Weird the things that influence you when you’re an adolescent.

Okay, not that weird. She has nice boobs. (You can click on it for a slightly larger version.)

So anyway, Digit is one of those fairly typical scatterbrained inventors. Her original incarnation was an in-the-streets gadgeteer superhero, but I decided since I already have a lot of other fieldable heroes, she’d be more useful in the basement. Also, less immediate danger to the public. She’s also one of those women (who probably only exist in fiction) who has no understanding that she’s sexy. And not in the glasses and ponytail way where she wants boys to notice her but she can’t figure out how, but in a wearing skintight overalls because she doesn’t want them to snag on things and unbuttoning her shirt because all the welding is making her sweaty and can’t figure out why guys keep tripping over things and staring at that little rivulet of sweat slowly traversing her sternum. I guess she’s the closest to being asexual as anyone on the team, in that the hormones normally responsible for arousal instead light up her brain when she thinks about spot welds and torque ratios.

On an tangential note, Gadget was voiced by Tress MacNeille, who has also voiced… let me see… oh. Everyone. Every female character in every cartoon. Okay, not literally EVERY female cartoon character, but look at that link and scroll down. And keep scrolling, and keep scrolling. Those are the just the voices she’s done for Disney. She’s also worked on nearly every episode of the Simpsons and Futurama. Her IMDB page is pushing 400 credits, many of them for series, and many of them for multiple voices per show. It may not be an exaggeration to say that she has voiced THE MAJORITY of female cartoon characters.

I don’t have a point here, I just think her career as a voice actress is pretty fucking impressive. Well done, Tress!

The new vote incentive is up! Some of you got sort of invested in Lapha and Garamm, so here she is testing out her new duds. I don’t know if or when they’ll show up in the comic again, (probably more a question of ‘when’) but we’ll have to see if she got any other options besides the tail. Personally I’d go for retractable, venomous fangs, but presumably if you get those, you also have to get a special upgraded pancreas or liver or something, in case you accidentally bite the inside of your own cheek with your fang.

As usual, there are a few variants over at Patreon, and as is becoming more common, a little follow-on comic.

Double res version will be posted over at Patreon. Feel free to contribute as much as you like!