Comic #169: Eagle Scout Iggy

October 24, 2011

The influences for Iggy’s character actually came from a few different guys. I may have had a tough childhood, but I did always have at least one friend who stuck with me. In each plotline of Peter & Company, Iggy pretty much takes the place of whatever friend I happened to be hanging out with during that point in time. The one I was with when this episode happened really did pull this act on me, and it caught me completely by surprise.

After slicing my foot open on a broken bottle, without even thinking twice, this kid pulled off his sock and wrapped it tight around my foot. He then proceeded to help me walk the whole mile back to my house.

I felt it was high time that Iggy got the moment in the spotlight that he deserves. I may not have had a lot of friends growing up, but the ones I did have were pretty awesome.