In the back of the book you thank your ex-roommates for helping you out in developing the strip. Have they ever convinced you to scrap an idea?
Is it because it’s not funny enough, or because it’s too offensive?
It’s definitely not friends that hold me back from doing something too offensive. It’s usually a sister or an acquaintance that I saw become disturbed by something.
Is there one that made the cut that you regret?
I just published one in the papers, where it’s the beginning of a race. And the second frame shows the racers just standing there after the gun had gone off. And the third frame reveals that the runners are not running at all but are, uh, defecating, and on the banner it says “Poo.” I thought that was very, very funny at the time, but now I’m undecided whether it has widespread appeal.
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