Roosevelt became president in 1933, if you’re curious (I had to look it up myself).

So, yeah, Bruno’s gram never played a huge role in the strip. The area I grew up in, and even the college I went to didn’t have a large amount of diversity, and I always felt weird writing characters of different races who spoke like the white middle/lower-class kids I grew up with. So, I made Bruno 25% black.

These days I am not afraid to write different races, and i don’t pretend to write dialects or cultures (although I put in a nod or two). I just try to write human beings, and let the skin color be only that.

But it’s a tough thing. I wanted to be good, but I wasn’t sure if it was better to write almost-no diversity, or to write diversity badly. I didn’t know, and still don’t. But I do my best.