IIII: My Kid Is a Student at UYRWFPSFBSM

Posted by on August 13, 2007
Production Code: UTC007

At this point, the series was firmly attempting a joke-a-day comedy format. I tried to embrace the absurdity that was planned to unfold what with all the transformational hijinks, so the full name of Attic High was one of the ways I poked fun at my comic. It said to readers “We’re all here to have fun with a ridiculous story, let’s not take ourselves too seriously.” I proceeded to spend the majority of the series taking it too seriously.

Art deco was chosen as the chief style of all of the school’s buildings because it reflects elegance in simplicity for a modern era. Also because I love art deco.

Trivia Minutia X-Treme: This strip is numbered “IIII” as opposed to the formal “IV” Roman numeral for two reasons:
1 – Analog clocks typically use “IIII” for aesthetic purposes and I have an affinity for antique clocks.
2 – In Roman times, it was considered bad luck to use “IV” because these were the first two letters in the name of the god Jupiter. (Ancient Latin had no letter “J” nor “U”.)