I remember writing this gag thinking about “sandboxes” of different communities within the entire comics world itself. You had “newspaper strip cartoonists sandbox” who dissed the guys in the “webcomic sandbox”, then across town there was a whole other group of sandboxes for “comic books” and there wasn’t even a sandbox yet for “digital comic books” back then.
Anywho, the underlying idea for this strip is that people from other sandboxes often don’t play well together at first. These days (2011) the comics world sandboxes seem to be mixing around pretty well…. or there are even MORE.
We’ve heard Scott Kurtz grew up and moved to the ELITE WEB CARTOONISTS sandbox which is located at the top of an ivory tower so he can look down upon other sandboxes.