“I wanted to make up something with a stable structure and rules that I could just draw as an exercise, without having to think about it too much. There are a lot of strips like this–like Little Sammy Sneeze. Threats are indeed an ageless subject. There’s not a real subject though in the strips–it’s just a game…as they say. That means other people can play too, if they want, or not, c’est la vie.”
According to previews, the minimalist book was similar to “prehistoric cave art or the arcade classic Mortal Kombat.” Huizenga said he received a grant from the French government to inspect several cave paintings, which helped influence his work. You can read the rest of the interview here.