This Side of Paradise, Page 17

Palestine and Howard: Super Best Friends Forever?


In the meantime, Howard gets super meta without even knowing it.

Fun fact: A few months ago Chris was waffling on calling the comic “Boys and Girls in America” because he actually was inspired by The Hold Steady song/album and was a little worried about copyright infringement or something. I did a little bit of digging, and while, yes, at the moment, The Hold Steady have the monopoly on that name, it actually is just a handy little bunch of words, and tons of things have the same titles in different media.

Also, my digging came up with this pretty fitting Jack Kerouac quote from his book On the Road:

“Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together; sophistication demands that they submit to sex immediately without proper preliminary talk. Not courting talk — real straight talk about souls, for life is holy and every moment is precious.”

Neat, huh? Also totally fitting for Howard.