The idea for Word Balloons was gifted to me by a writers panel at the Orlando MegaCon in 2011. The writers panel was talking about pratfalls in the comic medium and Mark Waid commented on how ridiculously long a heroes speech could be during a comic panel, even though the comic panel displays a scene that takes place in a mere second of real time. I immediately jotted this point down and it became the first Guano Guy story.
Thank you to Mr. Waid, who is a really nice guy I might add and very humble and engaging despite all his comic success. A total class act, well worth meeting.