This is so weird.
I almost came here to make this exact same post again, now 6 years later, completely forgetting I posted this. I logged in, the list came up, I thought hey, let's see how dorky I was back then.
I still got it.
I missed these characters. I'm sad to hear Pete is semi retiring soon, but as always I completely support the artist.
Man, 20 years, though! I may not have read consistently that whole time (I am at 2009 on my re-read, no major spoilers, please!) But I've been with this comic, and completely fallen for the characters, since 1998. I dont have kids, but if I had a girl, I've always said I'd name her Zoe. It's corny, but I've just always liked the sound of the name, and have always really admired the character. I admire Torg, too, but I think I'd have a hard time selling that one to the imaginary Mrs.
Anyway, was catching up on the comic, felt wistful, posted about it.