Some reflection, and a not so subtle hint that there actually has been a direction to this character’s growth and development over time.
And so this bizarre scenario finally starts to wrap up.
Slightly poetic. Primarily because I, as the author, really did never intend for the Hamster Sergeant to be a main character. I didn’t actually intend there to be any main characters in what was supposed to be a non-sequiter styled comic. Yet here he is.
This one may have been way to cerebral for folks. Oh well.
I am so sorry about the wordiness of this. I’ve often run into trouble with my comics where I have more words than I can fit into them.
If you’ve seen Fight Club, you’ll understand.
Part of me couldn’t wait until I could get these characters back to the Island and Old Man Worrall’s porch/house where the whole comic first began.
For you age 30+ folks out there, you might remember a short lived Friday night sitcom called “Teen Angel” which starred Ron Glass as a floating head in the service of The Lord who gave advice to a teen that became a guardian angel, and whom initially thought the gigantic floating head of Ron Glass was going to eat him.
For you age 20+ folks out there, Ron Glass later became better known is a far more famous television series called “Firefly” in which he played Shepard Book.
Buchan has always been the character used when I wanted to break the Fourth Wall. So what the Hamster Sergeant is about to go through is less of a near-death experience, and more of a near-fourth-wall experience.
Buchan is effectively the character I use when I want to talk about things beyond the fourth wall. Early on I intended to use him more, but as the strip progressed he sorta fell out of use. Kellen was my alter ego at the time. The shadowy author of the strip whom is never seen, and only Buchan has contact with. This whole dynamic largely vanished with one notable exception a few years later.