“Oh wow, a comic about writing comics. How original.”

Me, already, so you’re not allowed to make the same critique. It’s the law.

Originality is hard. And it’s not always rewarded either. I can’t count how many times I’ve seen another comic blow up that made me think, “Really? This is the exact same joke everyone’s already done.” Then I release a comic that I thought was fairly unique only to be immediately informed that SMBC has already done the exact same joke.

Anyway, while we’re here, can anyone please explain to me why so many people seem to mistake me for SMBC? I mean, the influence is definitely there so I can see where people see the similarities, but when you put our comics side-by-side, I can’t pin down where the overlap is, exactly.

– James