I created a comic strip titled Dr. Mohamed in early 2006. The strip's focus and central character was an American Muslim engineer with a philosophical disposition, a bi-sexual Jewish girlfriend and a dog named Buck. The satire included themes of social and religious commentary with side helpings of quantum physics and special relativity.
I completed 24 episodes, then set the project aside. What's interesting is that many of the strip's punchlines found a home in the scenes, dialogue and circumstances of my first novel.
I suppose Dr. Mohamed wasn't a net loss. I might even get back to it after finishing Christmas in Mecca.