Coming up with “Ugly” went like this:

There’s an app on my phone that I use to jot down ideas for Skitter comic strips. Most ideas are junk. Or unfinished ideas. When I don’t have anything in the pipe (pike?), I go to that app and see what I can dig up and massage into something usable.

One of the ideas that had been sitting there for ages was simply, “Do a pun about ‘facial’ slurs”.

And so began my attempt to make a strip about clever ways to describe unattractiveness. “Fugly” was the first and only one I could come up with.

Luckily Kate came up with “Butter Face”.


John Vogel