Sometimes, I make follow-up comics to Cyanide & Happiness comics that never make it onto the main strip, usually due to the rather arbitrary format the strip is in. Not a bad thing at all, since when I do make a follow up, I tend to post these as bonus comics on my Twitter/Facebook. Here’s a comic I posted back in July 2010 along with it’s follow-up, which never made it to the site.
Big fans of Cyanide & Happiness may recognize the first strip as the very first ‘father and son’ comic in the series. I’d never intended for this to be a continuing ‘series’ of comics at first (perhaps evident in the fact that the son kills himself in the follow-up), but then, it somehow grew into one over the years. I had originally kept the follow-up comic from the main strip because, by the time it was written, a month or so had passed from the first and it seemed too late to create a follow-up with any sort of cohesion.
Ironically, as the ‘father and son’ collection of comics slowly evolved, I ended up caring less and less about any sense of continuity, whatsoever. I mean- to date, the poor kid’s father has killed himself twice for fun, eaten his son, turned gay and somehow even cloned himself- you name it. Meanwhile the circumstance surrounding the kid’s mother has been constantly changed, including his dad even suggesting that he killed her. Poor little guy’s going to grow up a very fucked up person!