This “character roast” episode is my way of sending a great big THANK YOU to Adam Black of Locus comics.  Over the past year, his site has been by far my #1 referrer, and Adam himself has been an incredible source of information, inspiration and friendship.  Adam’s brother-in-art Raven has also been incredibly helpful with advice and artistic comradery, and his site Raven’s Dojo is the #2 referrer to this one.  You can find a Dojo Easter egg on this Cyko Kid page, which was my big thank you to him.

I’ve been trying to figure out how to fit a Locus reference into Cyko Kid for a while, but most of my ideas didn’t seem to work very well.  I wanted to do another Easter egg, but I was struggling with how and where to do it. Then Adam released this page which seemed like manna from comedic heaven.

If you haven’t read the epic tale of Locus and the crazy mess she gets into, and if you’re not a prude about boobs, blood and bad language, I strongly encourage you to read Adam’s comic from start to finish.  Homer’s Iliad, The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Trials of Hercules, The Merchant of Venice, The Lord of the Rings, In the Heat of the Night, and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure all pale in comparison to this massive and absorbing tale.

This is the penultimate regular update of this comic! Please come over to — my new webcomic about adventures in the cosmos with a gallant and intrepid space hero! See you there!

Zik, the Gallant Defender of Zoz