I always wished there was a cool, “gothy” coffee shop near my house that I could hang out at, so as always, I fulfilled my own wishes through the comic. Everything is named after H.P. Lovecraft’s stories, of course. The Shunned House is one of my favourite stories of his.
The first panel wasn’t meant to seem like a dig at smokers. It was actually an idea for Ovis that never went anywhere. I had this idea that he’d use a cigarette as a prop to look cool, and that he’d always ask girls for a light, but he wouldn’t actually smoke it. Of course, Cholera is having none of his shit.
Lastly, Orneryboy puts an obscene amount of sugar in his coffee.