Exciting Bonus Monday Q and A question:
"Was Dr. Love's true identity supposed to be a surprise? Because I recognized him right away!" -Alex
No! But boy, you would not believe how varied everyone's reactions were! I got a ton of emails about the good doctor over the weekend, so I thought I'd talk about it a little today.
When I first mentally envisioned this story, Dr. Love's true identity was only meant to be a "surprise twist" to new readers who hadn't seen any of Dr. Crab's previous appearances. I assumed everyone else would recognize him instantly. In my mind's eye, the sight of Dr. Crab in that suit with all that ridiculous facial hair would be hilariously absurd in it's blatant obviousness.
But you know what? Once I actually sat down to draw Dr. Crab's human guise... the end result was just a little more convincing than I'd expected. It's amazing what a mustache and eyebrows will do!
Don't get me wrong... many readers still spotted him right away! But some were totally fooled. Mostly, I think there were a lot of folks who thought he looked just different enough to leave them unsure if it was really him or not. And when they finally got their answer on Friday, they were left wondering if I had meant it to be a surprise!
Well, now you know the answer! But it's OK if you were surprised anyway. Actually, it's kind of awesome! I am happy to have given out a few bonus surprises at no extra charge.
Anyhow, that's a wrap for today! And just a reminder... over at Topatoco, we're clearing out some of our old t-shirt designs to make room for all new swag. That means this is your last chance to nab any of the following designs:
Overkill is One of my Many Modes
This Shirt is an Obtuse Reference...
My Cat Dreams of Spatulas
Once they're gone, they're gone... so if you want one, act quick! We're already running out of some sizes in certain designs.