John has been very tight lipped about his backstory for most of the comic’s run. Every so often he drops hints about it, but they are sparse. This might be the most information he’s ever shared with anyone on screen.
Thank all of you who left well wishes on last Friday. It’s always interesting to hear how long people have been reading, or how you came back. It was pretty low key seeing as everyone was in lockdown.
As a weird shut in my life isn’t much different from normal right now. I wasn’t going anywhere to begin with. I’m sure it’s much more of a struggle for people who have outside lives. Almost every disastrous event happens around me, but doesn’t affect me as much since I’m never in the world the way other people are. Stuff gets to me via economics. As my readers run out of money so to do I. I’ve squirrelled away enough to ride things out, so I’ll be here when they get back on their feet. It’s really sad to get the notes that say “Sorry dude, love your work, but the virus cost me my job.” or whatever the particular circumstance is. Retail workers, wait staff, customer care, these are my base. They are suffering. Unfortunately all I can do is provide a little entertainment, & fume a bit over the state of things. Don’t let the siege of the virus break you. Remember, I’ll pulling for you. We’re all in this together.