I really like the drawing of me in panel one. It’s a shame I never came up with another use for it. Sitting here looking at it, the several ideas for comics that might have worked are suggesting themselves.
How to pretend to be a party DJ.
How to sneak up behind somebody on a chilly fall day.
How to play keyboards for a band called The Unabombers.
Note from Missy: It occurs to me that every guy in this comic (besides Mustache Boss) is wearing a gray hoodie. Dear Scott, did you choose which coworkers to highlight in this tale for that reason?
Note from Scott: It was not deliberate. Now that I think about it, most of the people who allowed me to use their images for characters in the first couple of years of the strip, except you and me, were sporting the layered look. That’s because the pictures of you and me were taken in our nice, warm home, and everybody else’s were taken in various locations around Seattle.
Later, when we moved to Florida, new characters tended toward t-shirts.
As for the color, one way or the other, every garment everyone in the strip wears is either black or gray.