Greetings shifty Fold!
It’s a new year, and we’ve gone a long time without introducing any new characters. And, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this Rob character has been around since the beginning. Making him a shape-shifter means that he can literally be anything in the background. A couch, a phone booth, a car… the point is he’s been around the whole time. Just let that knowledge wash over you like a river over a stone. It’s really not important.
What is important is that these comics were majorly written by a friend of mine that recently realized how awesome the comic was. He actually wrote a good portion of the next few weeks’ strips, and a while back, he sent me in some guest strips that were pretty funny too (here and here)!