Stay tuned for the dramatic conclusion...
This is Al the Alchemist.
He is costumed in Middle-Eastern garb for one simple reason: I continually failed at drawing all other styles of medieval hats that an Alchemist might wear. Freaking Hats. So Al got a turban. Because I now hate muffin-hats. And his clothing has to match. So there.
Drew is still out on his date. The story with Al's robot is an interlude. My consecutive strips are actually consecutive now!