Everything that follows is original 2005 commentary except where noted “–RN 2012″:
Alas, I did not get to develop the Gryphon’s story here as much as I would have liked. I’ll be lucky if anyone sympathizes with her at all. There just wasn’t enough room to show the kind of things she was seeing and feeling. I had a lot of rage against administration and the rich and poor written into the story, but it made the comic run to 26 pages. After I cut and trimmed it out, the page count fell to 22. It was okay, though. I needed more room at the end of the book anyway.
Suggested listening: “Still Life” by Men at Work