Past me? We need to talk. You very clearly established that Susan was wearing a black shirt under her jacket, and now I'm stuck with it overlapping her black hair. You owe me an apology cake.
If Tom's friend looks vaguely familiar, it's because he was originally just a random extra behind Susan and Sarah in the "Catalina kissed Elliot" sequence. When it came time to create this comic, I realized that I didn't have a design for Tom's friend, and I kinda sorta needed one. As I will sometimes do in such situations, I went back through the storyline to see if any of the extras I'd already designed would fit the bill, and this guy did. Sometimes, that's all it takes to get a speaking part in the foreground around here.
That reminds me. I need to find more excuses to bring back that dude who took the couch throwing seriously.