Saturday, December 12, 2009
Puns, meet characters. Characters, meet puns.
So this was a leftover joke from high school, and it shows. But I managed to work it into a character situation, so it's not completely devoid of context. This was also my first attempt to insert musical relevance into the strip. I came to college still embracing my Billy Joel, Paul McCartney and Huey Lewis albums (CDs had yet to go mainstream). My freshman-year roommate, however, was deep into alternative, exposing me to a world of Talking Heads, Echo & the Bunnymen and U2. Yes, back then, U2 was considered "alternative."