Yeah, that’s pretty wrong. Don’t feel bad though, as it’s a thing I’ve heard people say pretty much from the day I started drawing Squee. I get where that comes from, but it’s not where my brain goes with the character. Squee’s just a good kid, wants to be comfortable and happy, but awful shit just goes down around him in the name of cheap laughs.
His story is entirely different from Johnny’s, however. Johnny’s always been a patsy to me, and someone who would only really be admirable on the most shallow level until you get a better sense of what he’s about. He’s sympathetic to a very short point and then the rest of him is not much better than the nonsense he obsesses over and judges with impunity.
Squee’s just a kid who has the shit luck of having him for a neighbor.
Squee’s also got a bear that absorbs every bad effect those horrible experiences would leave in him. It’s partly why Johnny has an instant dislike of Shmee. Broken folks hate being called out on their shit.
I think Squee’s gonna be alright.