See how slick I am? Finally, two names slipped nicely into the strip. And I’m stickin’ with ’em! This sudden revelation comes with a push from a fellow (superior) comic-artist who urged me to give my other two characters names FOR THE LOVE OF GOD already. Okay, so he didn’t say “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD already,” but I wouldn’t have blamed him if he did.

I’ve been avoiding the name thing it, since I have a hard time picking names. They’re an identity! So I can’t just go picking names willy-nilly (I have never used that term in my life before now). And these characters were, at first, based on people I know. And those people already have names, so it makes it very difficult to chose something else. However, the characters have evolved into having their own identities now and, with each strip, get further and further away from any real-life person. So it was high time they were named.

So there we have it, Katrina and Jakob (a.k.a. ‘Kat’ and ‘Jay’ respectively).