It is something that I can't stand to see in comics, the creator bases a hero, or a really slick character after themselves.
In my other story (which will hopefully go up next month) I have one character that is blatently based on myself. A sword toting knight of sorts. This is exactly what I despise in others comics. So, to deal with the problem of apparent favoritism and obnoxious fantasy, and to bring a real life element to the story, we see that he's not so great after all. He'd FALLEN from prominence. And is now a murderer, a rapist and an all around coward. And can not be looked at without thinking about it. No matter how much he tries to redeem his actions. Some things don't ever wash off of your name OR your conscience.
But, that's a little off topic. I obviously just wanted to say that.
Back to cartoons... Swing is more based on a friend of mine. But he also is based on my current phase. Mooney being more of my true nature.
I kinda figured that none of the likenesses in your strip were caricatures of you because of your self portrait. But, I'd like to think Mooney doesn't look much like me. More of a personality caricature.<P>------------------
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