He sure is a dick, that guy Chris. But hey, so's a lot of people in this comic.
You're supposed to "write what you know." And most of the people I know are dicks.
A couple of arguements against "Write what you know"http://rsbakker.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/the-tyranny-of-the-aphoristic-mood/http://rsbakker.wordpress.com/page/9/
But I know so many dicks! And people like reading about dicks. If I didn't write what I knew, this comic would just be normal people leading idyllic lives free of both impotent rage and vague disillusionment.