If you remember the strip “Rupert Leads the Life of Riley,” back in Season Three, you might recognize where the idea for this comic came from. In the “Life of Riley” strip, Chapel’s mom mentions that Chapel’s biggest source of stress is trying to win hats on eBay. Ever since I wrote that line, I knew I wanted to have a comic centered around that very thing.
On online auction sites, there’s a strategy called “sniping” where people wait until the very last second of the auction to place their bid, thus ensuring that the other bidders won’t have enough time to counter-bid before the end of the auction. I thought that the double meaning of this term was perfect for one of Chapel’s flights of fancy! I wanted to do something different from her previous flights of fancy and make the atmosphere in this one very dark and gritty, like Chapel was imagining herself in a crime drama. And only Chapel would imagine all that, only to give herself water balloons as ammo!
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The League of Fonts
THE LEAGUE OF FONTS is where typefaces are born. Every time a font is created in the world, it manifests as a living, breathing, Font – human for all intents and purposes, but unable to age or die unless their typeface falls into disuse. They live together on the League of Fonts, which serves as a secret island hub, bustling corporation, and home. It’s a world full of its own internal intrigues like any office, and Times New Roman is its powerful CEO. He’s got a lot on his plate lately: planning the League’s famous Decennial party, struggling with modern technology, and hiding his embarrassing addiction to the Twilight movies. Times New Roman is confident he can keep everything under control…but what’s an old font to do when a young boy named Louis Pepping accidentally stumbles onto the secrets of the League?
Find out every Wednesday!