In this comic, I refer to the coworker who is not Jenkins as “Smitty.” In later comics, I call him Graham. Many readers have pointed this out as being a mistake on my part. I would suggest that Smitty could be his first name and Graham his last name. Or, it could be the other way around. Or I could just be calling him Smitty as a kind of nick name. All of these are perfectly plausible explanations.
Of course, anyone who knows me will tell you that it’s far more plausible that I just forgot that I’d named the character Smitty, but that’s not the point. The point is that the other explanations I just made up are plausible as well!
Note from Missy: It’s probably for the best (and by “best” I mean “easiest to remember”) that Scott finally settled into just using the character models’ actual names for their characters. Except for Jenkins, who I haven’t seen in person for so long, it’d be very hard to call him Mike if I ran into him.
Also: Graham here was only 18 or 19 when these reference photos were taken. 10 year later, he hasn’t aged a day to my eye. Except he now has a beard even fuller and more lush than Jenkins has.