This comic isn’t just based on true events, it is true events. Peeko started to throw a fit while Robert and I were writing Ephemeris, and he was only happy once I took him through to the other room. Then he ruffled up and sat contentedly, so I just left him there by himself, totally happy until I came back after writing.

Birds are weird. They have the affection of dogs, the aloofness of cats, the logic of toddlers and the sheer determination of all those things combined.