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Q: Why is the strip called "Niblick the Poltroon"?

A: I was reading Leave it to Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse and I came upon the two words "niblick" and "poltroon" in fairly quick succession. I didn't know what the words meant so I looked them up (You should too!). Soon after I noted to some friends that "Niblick the Poltroon" would make a good character for a comic strip. They agreed and challenged me to make it. And hence, this strip was born.

Q: Is Guttie a gumball machine?

A: No.

Q: If Sage Guttie is not a gumball machine, then what is he?

A: He is a Sage Collective.

Q: If there are snarklets and snarklings, are there any just plain snarks?

A: Snark is a generic word that covers both the juvenile snarklets and the adult snarklings.

Q: Are you a professional artist?

A: No.

Q: If Niblick were involved in a fire and Sage Guttie could have saved him, what's the capital of Spain?

A: Lisbon. But only in that case.

Q: Are there girls in the world of Niblick?

A: There is at least one female.

Q: Is Niblick a golf club or a turtle?

A: Neither, although he does look a bit like both.

Q: If Niblick is a golf club, how can he be, since he has arms and legs?

A: Because the antecedent is false, the rest of this question is moot.

Q: So what is Niblick, if he's not a golf club or a turtle?

A: As far as we can tell, Niblick is unique in his world.

More questions? Mail me at nchazin at niblick-dot-org!

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