(Posting this 2007 comic in 2015)

Ah yes, one of the earliest appearances of Evan and Milton. These guys were specifically designed to be characters meant to play off of Jerry, who had been appearing for a much longer time but mostly as a one-note character who was used for the same joke over and over again. It took me a while to figure out exactly how to get these guys across to my readers the way they were in my head, and wasn’t sure if people could accept main characters who were neither meant to be hated nor admired. I wanted them to be a loving jab at nerds, and that’s a much more difficult balance┬áto accomplish than it sounds. It wasn’t until I came across Evan Dorkin’s fantastic Eltingville Club comics and cartoon pilot that I became confident I was on the right track.