Monthly Archive for February, 2010

Jimmy is sort of based on a real guy. I think.

Actually, I’m not totally sure about that. When Wendy and I discussed this strip, she told me about a guy who used to creep on her when she took the bus while away at college. I said to go for it and draw him. I don’t actually know if she did though.

I also don’t know if Jim was his name, or if I just wrote down Jim/Jimmy as a placeholder name and went with it.

What I do know is that this is the first strip that doesn’t have Zeke in it! That’s actually a huge step for us. As we try to grow and expand the world of Zeke is Hungry, I think it’s important that these characters all exist outside of Zeke in a way. It’s not as though we’re going to ignore our main character, and there will still be plenty of zombie humor as we go forward. That said, it’s nice to occasionally do something a little different. In this case, poor PJ and her genius plan going all haywire.

By the way, guys out there, here’s a helpful hint: “You smell good” should never, ever be the first thing you say to a girl. Seriously.