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Trivia / Digger

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  • Fan Nickname: Shadowchild is often referred to the fans as Shadolescent/Shadowlescent, after its encounter with Sweetgrass Voice.
  • Shown Their Work: As mentioned in the main article, Vernon has a bachelor's degree in anthropology and the various Mythopoeias within the comic are extraordinarily fleshed out and believable. There are also several full Shout Outs to real-life beliefs.
  • Throw It In!: The hyenas started out this way.
    "The thing that constantly astonishes me about doing Digger is how things I thought of two seconds before drawing the comic develop such a life of their own. Five hundred pages later, Ed is far and away the most beloved character in Digger, his culture's been fleshed out in bizarre and intricate ways, but at the time I drew him, he was just some drooling hyena monster that I decided to throw at Digger because I couldn't get the muzzle right when I tried to draw a bear."
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  • Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: According to Word of God, the majority of chapter one, since she didn't realize she'd be writing a massive, multi-chapter epic. This includes the introduction of characters who would go on to become important members of the cast, such as Ed and the Shadowchild. Lampshaded by Ursula herself, who comments in one strip, "If it wasn't for the seat of my pants, I'd have no plot at all." The plot does get more structured from then on, however.


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