A Brief History of Grifonton, Page 13

Everything that follows is original 2005 commentary except where noted “–RN 2012″:

In my back-story for the land of Mittvest, the Goths are the decedents of actual goths (as in the subculture–RN 2012).  Earlier on in this comic I was hoping to fool people into thinking this story took place in ye olden Germany during the Gothic and Visigothic invasions. “Mittvest” is just a fake German word made from “Midwest.” The idea was that the crisis hit during a large gothic festival in the midwest, and the survivors passed their traditions on to their children. –RN 2012

Suggested listening: “Destroy” by Fixmer/McCarthy