Here’s the very first strip on the subway. I was trying to draw some kind of backgrounds to indicate it was a subway car. There aren’t even any seats though, so I can’t be sure if it reads as a subway car. At this point in the comic I hadn’t established the look of the generic other guy. I was kind of switching back and forth between designs that look more like the main character, and the big overbite look. The panels here are purposely thin so that I didn’t have to draw more of the subway above and below the frame.

A friend of mine used this song in a film of his. As a twist I thought it’d be funny for the guy to be the irritating one. I like his smile.