‘Diesel Sweeties’ Volume One Now Available for Free in eBook Format
Diesel Sweeties has been online since 2000, and those early strips don't have quite the lightening-fast wordplay that becomes one of the comic's hallmarks. But the first volume introduces the pixel perverts and robots who populate Stevens' world: Maura, the alcoholic ex-pornstar, Clango, her nice-guy robot boyfriend, Indie Rock Pete, who listen to bands that don't even exist yet, Red Robot, whose interest in humans is largely homicidal. It's also a great primer on the power of Stevens' minimalist art style. By altering just a few squares of color, he can convey the sarcastic personality of a pop-up toaster or a robot's post-coital delight.
Or, if a diagram of romantic entanglements is more to your liking, the Diesel Sweeties hookup chart by DS fan James B.: