Xoddom might be a little familiar to some of you. That’s right, we’ve finally
come to the thinly veiled Maddox cameo we talked about doing forever ago. Of course, we've eightiesified him.
For those or you not familiar with Maddox, he’s the mastermind behind The Best Page in the Universe
(currently in its April Fools mode), The Biggest Problem in the Universe
(our favorite podcast), and he’s written the books The Alphabet of Manliness
and I Am Better Than Your Kids (AKA, Crappy Children's Artwork)
Jessica and I have been fans of Maddox’s brand of satire since around the late 90s/early 2000s. In fact, I once considered having a website where I would post rants and reviews, but I decided against it because I realized it’d probably seem like I was a total Maddox rip-off.
Years ago, Maddox put out a call for artists to do some minor Photoshop work for him, and Jessica answered the call. She kept in touch with him, so once we launched the comic, she passed it along for him to check out and he thought it was awesome.
For the first several months after our website went live, the only people checking it were our friends. However, that changed after Maddox saw it and gave it his public approval. Even now, two years later, a lot of our most dedicated fans originally discovered us through Maddox. That’s why we wanted to thank the dude with a cameo.
Originally, his cameo was going to be really brief. Perhaps a panel or two and a line of dialogue. However, as I wrote this page, his character evolved in my head into a former lover of Ket’s, and I ended up having too much fun with the banter between them.
We have some other cameos planned for the comic, as our way of thanking our most ardent supporters. Of course, like Maddox, anyone who appears in the comic will be getting an ‘80s makeover and a subtle name change.