This mini, Family Feud, 2012, was initially inspired by something I read Art Spiegelman say in an interview. By the time I drew it, I’d forgot exactly what he said. I remembered it differently. I was thinking about it again recently and I found it online. He said:
Well, it’s not just in Family Feud where you’re rewarded for knowing what people know. In life, you have to know what people expect you to know. Otherwise, you end up in the nut house. Now, it’s easy, because I’ve had practice at it. But, when I was twenty, I’d had no practice whatsoever. I wasn’t aware of the conventions, and that was a problem.
Possibly it’s in a different interview, but I misremembered it as being something like: “If the Family Feud prompt is ‘objects in your fridge’, you might have batteries in your refrigerator, but you have to say ‘milk’ because that’s going to be the ‘correct’ answer. In life, in order to fit in, you have to learn to provide the most common answer, not the answer that is true to you.”