October 4, 2009


  • First appearance of Corny’s stepsister Daizee, who was inspired by Pete Bagge’s style
  • Daizee’s shirt has a Heartbreaker symbol from John’s Arm: Armageddon (2008)
  • Mr. Barham, a teacher at my high school who came from England, made the “rubbers/erasers” gaffe one day, and everyone lost it


September 27, 2009


  • First appearance of Cornelius’s biological father Thurburt, and his stepmother Kaandra


September 20, 2009


  • Mr. Hoarke is based on Emil Jannings from The Last Laugh (German, 1924)
  • The Spunks apparently like to force Mr. Hoarke to read to them
  • The “deprecated textbook room” in Corny’s new school is notoriously untidy


September 13, 2009


  • Spunks (panel 1): Seth, Fibs, Puke; (2) Seth and Marfa; (3) Laquifa
  • Corny’s new school is known for its gang problems and unusually deep toilets
  • Corny’s sweater-vest is based on Martin Lickert’s from 200 Motels


September 6, 2009


  • First appearance of Cornelius Crispin Coddler
  • Cornelius probably sounds like Adrian Edmondson
  • The football jock in panel 4 was meant to be voiced by Patrice O’Neal (1969-2011)
  • The gang in the last panel is called “The Spunks” and is based on Jack Black’s gang from NeverEnding Story III (1994)