When we started to do this comic we used several people we know as the characters. Including myself! However, now that we've been doing it for just over a year, I found that I had to start doing things with these characters that changes them. They're not really based on our friends anymore, the Hands Down crew have taken a life of their own and I just see them as separate people now.
As such, this week starts my first really big story arc on the strip. This will take up most of the year so strap in as we have a bit of fun. And to those who these characters were originally based on... I'm sorry ;)