I started ranting in the shoutbox, and I thought maybe I should post it here, as well:
I was very hesitant about adding yet another new character - I don't want to go all "Dawson's Creek" here, but it occured to me that life is full of new meetings - especially highschool -and after Spaz's incredibly warm reception, it seemed do-able. Note: This is a character I've been wanting to somehow add to the comic for a long time now, since before Spaz was even conceived. I just never had a way to introduce her to the comic before this - and while it seemed a bit questionable to add two new characters so closely together, it also seemed like an opportune time to go ahead with it - afterall, when we make new friends, we usually meet their other friends. The reason she was never added before this was because I feared that a Fat Girl character might be redundant - we already have a Fat Boy, and her problems might be too similar to UG's. But ultimately, I figured that Fat boys and Fat girls have a completely different highschool experience, and while Fatty and UG may share some issues, their personalities are night and day.
If anyone would like to discuss this further, I'm sure I could come up with a few more things to say on the subject.