There’s really not that much more to explain here. The creation of Thomas was to provide a “brainy” personality to balance all the other characters. He is very analytical and at times a bit quirky. Because of his analysis paralysis, he finds the art of writing ridiculous.
I wrote this dialog long before I ever thought to put it in a cartoon. Back when I was taking English composition and had to improve my writing skills, I, like Thomas, became aggravated with the repetitious introduction and conclusion. Why tell a story twice? Just get the thing over with. One of the reasons being a cartoonist is a writer’s heaven is that comics with very little dialog are often the best. I’m still learning to say more with less.
Even though I’m far from being analytical, Thomas has quickly grown to be one of my favorite characters. He’s so useful.
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