This was the first appearance of what most of my readers referred to Little Blue Friend or Little Blue Friend until I
eventually named him Fluffmodeous. I'd actually come up with the character a year earlier but never got around to using him.
I actually made a joke threat I'd put him in S*P unless readers met my "demands." Instead I got a bunch of emails asking me to make him an ongoing cast member in the comic, which I did. I
know at least a few of those readers really regret their choice. -R.