I decided that I needed a recurring character. And since it's just easier to base a character on yourself, I invented "The Lazy Programmer". This character is based on myself, only he's not as lazy as I am because people cannot accept that a person as lazy as myself can actually exist.
It appears to have worked, as I already thought up an entire story-arc of about six more comics involving the cast of characters below.
For those who don't get the joke (most of you), the monkey's providing a direct quote from one of Gamedev's funnier characters.