Sorry, UY, some randomness was required, so I borrowed her.
Seriously though, you should've expected how this question would have been answered. You still want the answer, right? Well, don't worry, I won't disappoint.
Originally, I designed Karby to fit into the "strong-but-silent" character type, where he is quite capable of performing anything asked, without asking questions himself. And being a sprite comic that's more about the cute, witty banter between characters, he would talk eventually, but never all that often.
There-in was the kicker. It was a sprite comic, where I have very limited amounts of poses. A silent character wouldn't work out. But I decided to take that as a challenge, more so than the poyoese that some kirbies speak. How could I convey what he was doing? Having played Jak and Daxter not to long after Karby showed up, I had my answer. As you know, it's very, very rare for Karby to be out on his own without someone there to speak for him, like Daxter does for Jak.
Of course, that's just the Author's standpoint. Karby doesn't speak all that often because he's shy about speaking his mind. He's a great follower, not a great leader. And when those around him understand him just fine, he has no need to speak, and that further sets in the inhibition. By the end of the comic, whenever that may happen, he'll probably never make a sound.
And wow. It was the best interview. Karby is just shy...
Hey, Caiya's got the correct colors! A Christmas miracle!
I worked extra hard on her for this bit of randomness.
Caiya is breaking the Fourth Wall! EVERYBODY RUN FOR YOUR LIIVEEESSS!!!!
Yeah, silent characters are fun to work with, but not so easy to.
So Karby DID go "..." MY PREDICTION WAS RIGHT.
Now that I read all the pages I can say two things:
1.This comic is awesome
Great Page BattleStarX.
Yay, Caiya appears with KDA characters again!
...And she says Bwarr.!
...And silent characters converge!
...And i just used the same comment format twice in a row!
Caiya must be like Pinkie Pie... Utterly random, and blatant disregard for the fourth wall or other dimensional boundaries.