Originally, it was a puppy on the t-shirt. Greg, who runs Van city angels suggested that I change it to something else, because puppies are so overdone. One of many changes I made to the strip before I rebelled and went completely independent.
Plus I just love having characters freak out! It’s really a lot of fun to draw!
This was also the first strip that I started to work “piece-meal” each of the panels was illustrated separately and then assembled together as a whole. This was also before I realized that a white background was the way to go (one of my biggest problems as a cartoonist, aside from being “colour dumb”, was my fear of white). Finally, an inside note; the design of the beaver/puppy was originally based on a character i created back in university called “Fluffy”. He hasn’t been introduced into Ed’s R Us… yet.