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Humbug No. 5

Updated: Aug 19, 2022

Originally posted on May 28th, 2021


I remember being incredibly proud of that second panel, with both the background AND the foreshadowing. I thought this might be a bit too silly for someone who's obsessed with ghosts and should be really aware at all times but this is slightly based on a real moment in my life when I realized as long as I was on my phone, I wouldn't notice a THING. Much to think about.

Also, BIG STUFF HERE, that's kinda blink and you'll miss it, but we have a NAME. Yes sir, here we have Jules, and here, is the explanation:

When I was researching for a name and realized I couldn't go with "Boo! the comic strip", I eventually landed on Humbug after about... 3 hours. I was very happy to know no other comic strip was already named like that, and I was even happier when I realized I could use the original Christmas Carol story as a nice inspiration for characters, settings and maybe even jokes. The problem here was I couldn't just use the actual names for my main characters, however, seeing as I was looking at classics for inspiration, it only took me some more google searches to land on the wonderful world of fictional occult detectives and ghosthunters, and one particular name caught my attention: Jules de Grandin.

Jules de Grandin is a fictional occult detective that, from 1925-1951, starred in over 90 short stories by Seabury Quinn in the pulp magazine anthology series Weird Tales.

I love wikipedia. Jules was perfect for a non-binary character, it was catchy and different enough from the other characters, and it was also modern enough. I really love it, and I can't wait to tell you about the ghost...

Seo law asks for funky fresh words so you end up here so: webcomic, comic strip, comic, fun, funny, ghost, ghost stories, ghosthunter, etc

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