A Few Things

First of all, there’s no new page today. Not because that was the last page, but because I’m out of town. Should be back later tonight, so we’ll shoot for a Thursday page. No, I don’t know how many more are left, but it won’t be many.

Remember, citizens of Florida. I will be at A Comic Shop in O-Town this weekend for my big 2010 reunion tour. Come in Saturday February 27th, pick up Atomic Robo and the Revenge of the Vampire Dimenstion #1, get it signed, and hang out. Remember, the honor of Florida itself is on the line (for the purposes of this line of thought, let us pretend Florida has some honor). We gotta stick it to Double Midnight Comics up in New Shitshire and help A Comic Shop sell more issues of Robo 4.1 than those blizzard bound baboons.

A cursory examination of the ‘net, as we call it here in 1996, reveals a few people who are oddly invested in the idea that I came up with the four white mages thing on the fly. I’m not sure what to say to these people. It’s not particularly brilliant on my part to have an idea and then to wait. Nor is it out of character for me to plant seeds that pay off many years later. That kid, his continuous torture by the Light Warriors, and Sarda comes to mind, and it’s certainly not the only example within 8BT. Hell, there’s stuff sitting in the dirt of Warbot, HIKYM, and (especially) Atomic Robo waiting for their future payoffs too. This is what I do.

So, I dunno! Believe what you want, strangers on the internet. All I can tell you is that, yes, the whole point of this comic was to do this comic much later. I didn’t intend for it to be nine years later, but around year five or so it occurred to me it had already gone from being a long range call back to probably the longest ranged call back attempted by a webcomic.