I used to keep all my comics on SubcultureofOne.com. My mom came up with the name for the site after I decided to turn MangaPunk.com into a community/tutorial/news site and move my comics to a domain that focused just on me. She said, “You’re a subculture of one! Why don’t you use that?” (It was a few years later that I saw the phrase used on Emily the Strange merchandise at Hot Topic. I didn’t like that it might look like I was copying, but by that time I’d already set down roots at my URL and didn’t want to change. I figured any good catchphrase is probably already in use somewhere, so at least I knew who was already using mine.)
This was the first in a series of comics about being a “subculture of one.” I started making them to make fun of my own pretentiousness.