This is one of those strips where you can fill in all sorts
of references. I started with Smurfs, and then I thought about Fraggles.
Fraggles are perhaps funnier, and their subterranean world ties in well
thematically, but they're not as ubiquitous as Smurfs. Pokémon is more topical,
but that might make the strip seem dated sooner. See how much thought goes into
these strips before I finally settle on someone making a pun then getting
kicked in the crotch?
I wanted to do a comic on a black canvas, cutting out the illuminated features
by using negative space. However, I suck at drawing. So I couldn't do that.
Also, last night I finally filled out the final page of my Feudal Effort idea
notebook. I don't think I've ever filled out an entire notebook (dedicated to a
single purpose) before. That's 100 6x9.5" pages (both sides) of a Staples
wire-bound notebook. That's a lot of bizarre ideas. I usually copy the ideas
onto my computer to back them up, then throw out the used pages. So, my
notebooks won't be around to become collectors' items. Which would be funny,
because most of my notes are illegible and (through obscure comments and
twisted logic) only make sense to me. I pity the archaeologist who discovers my
notes. "World Peace achieved by Global Spank-Meister? What!?"
Sometimes even I have no idea what my notes mean. Good thing I'm not a doctor.
"Give the guy with the bookish hair the meds that are like feral
cats". Many people would die.