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Background Fodder – The Quizard

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[This is being posted as part of the hiatus for KttFF’s second chapter. The comic will resume with CHAPTER 3 on August 24th, 2023]

For the longest time, I struggled with what I wanted the “Media” section of the Fair visit to include. As the outline was getting further along, though, it made sense that this scene would be the part where Luca starts to finally embrace her time here. But how to make that happen?

Enter, the Quizard. I still remember the moment at work when that portmanteau got into my head. I developed more of the Quizard’s history by mashing together stuff like little kids’ educational programs, stuff like Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego, and the vibes of Yugioh to craft his character. I even came up with a little line for his theme song, which Luca sings upon going up to meet him.

The Quizard was also developed to have some kind of apprentice/sidekick figure, a role that is taken up by one of the (non-vocal) Plakzaken. It does appear, though it ultimately just kind of disappears in the background. I wanted to have a joke about the Quizard being really hype and over-the-top, then turning to his sidekick to keep up the momentum… which of course it wouldn’t, because it’s a giant non-talking plant alien. The Quizard would heave a big sigh, lamenting when he had his old partner.
I couldn’t find a spot for the joke, but frankly, I feel like I made a much better one instead…

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