In researching this strip, I discovered there is an entire plethora of articles online about weird Japanese inventions, mostly from the 1980s. Among these include a toilet-paper-like headgear that allows you to dispense tissues to your nose, a 360-degree camera that consists of various Polaroids strapped around your head, and a mouth shield with a lip-shaped cutout to enable perfect lipstick application. Can you spot all of these inventions in Sam Smith’s office? And, for those 70s TV fans out there, I’ve snuck an homage to an obscure show into the first three panels (suggested by my mom – who dubiously claims she “didn’t watch much TV.”)
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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?
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