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Q: What is Gastrophobia about?
A: It's the real-life adventures of an exiled Amazon warrior and her son living in Ancient Greece, roughly 3408 years ago. I did a lot of research to make this comic as accurate as possible.

Q: Isn't your comic, in fact, historically inaccurate?
A: Look, 1400 BC was a really long time ago. Our historical and archaeological records of that time are dodgy at best and laughable at worst. You'll just have to take my word that this comic is the 100% true portrayal of what really happened.

Anyway, this comic is no less historically accurate than other serious illustrated documentaries like Asterix or Groo.

Q: Why don't you use the modern designation, BCE ("Before Common Era"), instead of BC?
A: Because this comic takes place before that practice was adopted.

Q: Is Gastro Phobia two words?
A: No. Gastrophobia is one word.

Q: What does "gastrophobia" mean? It's not in my dictionary or on phobialist.com.
A: Man, I don't know.
Let's say "fear of being eaten." From now on that's the definition. Any objections? No? Good.

Q: But isn't there already a word for the fear of being eaten?
A: So? The Eskimos have 7 hundred billion words for snow.

Q: Why was Phobia banished from the Amazons?
A: She tells Gastro it's because she's afraid of spiders and a true Amazon warrior is afraid of nothing. However, Phobia isn't actually afraid of spiders. What's up with that?

Q: So, Phobia's aim is pretty bad, huh?
A: She doesn't really like to call attention to that.

Q: So, Gastro's not that good a bard, huh?
A: What are you talking about, he's great!

Q: Let me get this straight. Klepto is Phobia's slave?
A: I don't approve of it either, but that's how they rolled in Ancient Greece.

Q: How do you pronounce Krphxyzwlps?
A: Ker-fixy-whelps. The z is silent.

Q: Why does everyone have purple eyes?
A: Only people born in Amazonia have purple eyes.

Q: What do you use to draw this comic?
A: Adobe Flash and a tablet PC Wacom Cintiq.

Q: How can I contact you?
A: bdavidmcguire@gmail.com
CHARACTERS TO LOOK OUT FOR
(may contain spoilers)
Philia
Philia
Krphxyzwlps
Krphxyzwlps
sphinx
Trivia
Kevin Sweeney
Nightsorrow
James Filby
Filby
goblin
Cosmo
Ornitho
Ornitho
Mim
Mim
Cuckoo King
Cuckoo King
Diomedes
Diomedes
Princess Star-Butt
Star-Butt
bears
Cult of Tolaerac
Helen
Helen
Sophia
Sophia
sphinx
these guys
Hydro
Hydro
Bambikles
Bambikles
Alcides
Alcides
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