Newsarama runs an interview with Lewis Trondheim about recent works published in America, particularly the kid-friendly Kaput & Zosky, forthcoming from First Second Books. Says Trondheim:
In fact, this began as a request from Mickey Mouse magazine in France for a special issue on aliens from outer space. They had asked me for one page, and I did that pretty easily. After that, since other magazines were requesting stories, I figured it would be smarter on my part to keep using the same characters instead of recreating a whole new universe each time (yes, I’m lazy). It was only later that my children read the stories.