You wont catch me in the Art forum much, but I spied you were online and had a feeling it meant a new image was getting posted :P
Comparing this one with some of the other images, I think the black outline actually makes them look better. I seem to recall my highschool art teacher telling me that black outlines were bad, but I think I'll now disregard everything I was ever taught in that class. They just add a nice touch to the whole thing, in my opinion.
I'm no art critic, as you're no doubt aware, but to me that looks pretty damn impressive. Remind me to put in a request when you actually have a working laptop and some free time again. You'll be paid in sweet, sweet (well, bitter really) Guinness the next time we meet and I'd scale the image down to a horribly low resolution and use it as my profile pic :)
Nice to see you're actually drawing again though. I like looking through your stuff.