This first panel was an incident that I read about being a true story. A New Yorker slips on ice, another person offers help and the New Yorker says “fuck you.” I just had some fun and pushed it to the ridiculous. I was looking at the cartoonist, Milt Gross when I drew this. I felt a strip like this needed a more sketchy, breezy drawing style to get you in and out of the panels as quickly as possible — but still have some funny looking characters. And before any New Yorkers get bent out of shape I want you to know that I lived in Manhattan for close to 20 years and I know New Yorkers can be kind — but I also know the knee jerk “fuck you” attitude that comes from being squished on an overpopulated concrete island.
Nuzzle returns with his first 4-panel comic strip in a long time. There’s no reason for Nuzzle to ever straighten out his life as long as there’s laugh to be had. Nuzzle is probably my most consistently irresponsible character. It’s really bad that I make jokes about a heroin junkie – but in Underworld anything