When first picking a last name for Candace, I wanted to go with something simple and fairly common. Hence the name Reed. At some point I thought it’d be interesting to pair herself up with someone named Wright. Well, that never happened. Instead it was her parents who formed the Reed and Wright combo. I’ve drawn a couple spinoff comic strips featuring Candace’s roommate as a preteen girl, set approximately ten years before Candace ‘n’ Company. I wonder if I should go back, say, thirty years and draw Candace’s parents during their high school years?