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]]>For the record, the presence of Henry Kissinger in this strip was a clerical accident. I had no idea he was recently dead and thus the subject of topical discourse.

In total honesty, I thought he died at least five or ten years ago. I was genuinely surprised to hear he was alive as soon as '23.

I'm not super satisfied with how he turned out, aesthetically speaking - not that he's an aesthetically pleasing figure in general, but you get my meaning. If I can iron him out a little more, I'll update the strip.

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]]>The general notion of a strip like this has gone back and forth in my head for nearly a half-decade now. I've screwed around with characters in a room doing exposition dumps, stock flashbacks, all manner of shit. The general timeline of Gen Eric's backstory has been heavily workshopped to death, and a lot of what's here is salad. If you can put up with the chaos, I hope you can find some humor in what specific references I chose to run with.

The modified diagram of the plaque that went out into space on *Pioneer 10* and *11* was made for an earlier draft of a strip with this general motif. It's part of the reason the clock on the comic was dialed back from "today" to "1999 thereabouts." When I looked at when they were launching the Pioneer probes, I realized there was no logical scenario for that modification to take place unless either the comic was a period piece or Gen Eric was old.

I chose the asshole option and started writing *alternate history.*

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]]>This page was reserved for a Sluggy Freelance reference from 2017 to 2023. Can you spot the reference?

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]]>I wrote this strip in the bathroom after watching a particularly infuriating YouTube video which wasted half an hour of my time and told me nothing new

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]]>The script for this strip took a lot of workshopping, and it's still not great. In an interview about *Touch of Evil,* Charlton Heston once said something to the effect of *every possible script for a police procedural has already been written.* I suppose he wasn't entirely *wrong,* though this was before Blade Runner, so the genre hadn't quite yet gone fully cosmic.

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]]>Jack's phone is the Nokia 7110. While not the phone featured in the first Matrix film, it's close enough.

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]]>While writing this storyline, it occurred to me that Erebus more or less turned in to "man who asks really stupid questions for the sake of the audience," so I kind of felt the need to explain why that'd be the case considering he *technically* outranks Phantasos.

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]]>"Flip the Switch" was originally meant to be the first plot of FTLFW, but after starting work on the Library of the Dead, I got this bizarre idea in my head about shadow gods and their strange plan to start a law firm and how that all tied in to GenEric Furry, Professor Baxter and the F.U.C.K.E.R.S. relay.

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