Ah, yes. The point at which I officially declared “Tedd should have a mouth at all times”. Hooray!
Many people have requested the return of this goon, but the idea is that this singular appearance of this one hired goon is the justification for the entire “Goonish” part of the comic’s name. Having him show up again would only undermine that.
Being the best student ever, I would sometimes write my name as Dan “The Goon” Shive on papers in high school. Why would I do this? I don’t know, but I did. It was inspired, however, by an episode of The Simpsons titled “Last Exit to Springfield”. A famous line from that episodes is Homer saying “hired goons?” When it came time to name my comic and no name could be thought of, I did what I always did when writing my name on things: I added a goon in there.
I wouldn’t say it was the worst decision I ever made, but I would advise putting more thought into naming things than I did back then.