We suspect this could be a routine inspired by Andy Kaufman, but an argument between colorist Jon Adams and cartoonist Al Columbia over a missing color on a cat’s leg escalates into a call for a recall and emotional dramatizations:
I don’t care about Hawaii, and I don’t care about any boats! (That is a pretty cool row boat though.) All I care about is the huge problem of the coloring mistake in Mome. While you were away on vacation, anything could have happened. Somebody might start a thread about it on a message board! If that happens, it’s all over for me. Also, the guy at the comic store wouldn’t let me return the book, not even when I pointed out the cat’s leg. He stared at it and was like, “so what,” and then we got in this big argument. So instead I had to buy all the remaining issues, and now I’m mailing them to Fantagraphics. I think Fantagraphics is going to need to recall all of these and reprint them. It’s the only solution I can think of, professionally and morally.