That's Messed Up was inspired by a picture comic maker who was a permanent guest star but never noticed. Gerlicky first put an ad in his sig as a request for six permanent guest stars. Only five remain to this day. However, no one found the comics, not knowing they didn't exist yet.
One of the things about the comics that disturbed Gerlicky was that most of the characters were permanent guest stars. The lack of creativity (along with a noob invasion) was the thing that made Gerlicky close his topic. However, the comic idea did not truly die- he moved the comics to his blog, where they would be tougher to find for noobs.