One of the original drafts of a previous comic strip included a fish pun. It dawned on me as I was reading it again that it wasn’t working for me because even though I know that Ed is a fish, I think of him as a bowl. OK, he’s actually a fish in a bowl you never see, much like many tiny or shy goldfish I had growing up. But my mind has turned him into a bowl. I have a weakness for inanimate object humor. Like the old Disney cartoons where a deck of cards come to life and dances around? Yeah, I like that. Same reason I have an inexplicable fondness for the Brave Little Toaster. I believe I share this curious appeal with John Lasseter, who filled his student film with dancing lamps and of course, made Luxo, Jr.