I’ve been thinking of doing a bit more Chicago-related comics. Not a lot. Just enough to get some attention locally. I’ve lived in the Chicago area all my life. Since I’m now a regular character in the comic, I might as well have Skitter take place there.
When I was a kid, the Sears Tower was the tallest building in the world. It was something to take pride in. We Chicagoans identified with that skyscraper. You could see it from miles away. It WAS Chicago. But when they changed the name to Willis Tower, it just felt weird. Like when “Snoop Dogg” became “Snoop Lion”. Or when Prince changed his name to a squiggle. I know a lot of Chicago-area folks who, like me, still call that Batman-lookin’ monolith by its birth name… Sears Tower.
I don’t know who the ‘Willis” is referring to. I assume it’s the entity that bought it from Sears. I’d rather believe it’s Bruce Willis defending us from terrorists on the upper foors. “Welcome to the party, Pal!”
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