I believe the whole reason for this comic was that I found a sheet of Grant sprites and just ran with it. There wasn't much more to it than that. It was just a "hey, let's make a comic out of all these sprites. Now what..."
And, of course, as with every person in this comic, Grant ended up being bumbling.
The sprites didn't really change in the new version of the comic, but the layout did. There was a lot of wasted space in the old version, but the new one tightens up everything.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.