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Butterfly began as part of The Daily Grind Iron Man Challenge in 2005. I had agreed to join the contest before even thinking up a concept for a webcomic. About a week before the Grind began, I had an idea about sidekicks. A sidekick’s name and identity are always less threatening than those of his mentor. A robin is a less threatening creature than a bat, but both can fly. So, I started to wonder what kind of identity a sidekick of a sidekick would have. A bat is scarier than a bird, and a bird is scarier than a…butterfly!