Pirate Mike Meets Astronaut Al!

The first Astronaut Al! Well, of all my characters I’ve introduced, I have to say Al gets the most affection. I love him, too. As the strip moves forward, I have to figure out what I’m doing with him and with other characters like Ninja Nancy and Cowboy Bill. At the moment, I’m kind of stuck, because the strip’s humor is so much about Mike not fitting in to a suburban landscape. Does introducing other characters like Al, Nancy and Bob dilute Pirate Mike’s uniqueness? Sometimes, I think it does, other times I can’t tell. As I continue to write the strip, those folks are still there in the back of my head, especially Al, but I’m not sure how they fit into the strip.