First Published: July 1, 2008
The reader monster is actually older than THIS IS ME. Its story is long and convoluted and shall possibly be told another time.
The infinite eyeballs idea is still one of my favorites. I came up with it in the late 90's when everybody was talking about launching web projects to "capture eyeballs," meaning audience attention. Yikes.
When I decided to introduce the creature into this comic, I knew I'd have to do a bit of re-designing to accomodate the style of this strip.
After a few strips, the version of the reader monster which eventually materialized in THIS IS ME ended up mutating more and more into its former self.