This isn't a complaint or anything; I'm a huge fan of Penny Arcade, and Tycho cracks me up in PNatI. But it seems like I'm in a minority, given how about 45% of the internet community hates him and curses his name all over deviantArt.
So, out of sheer curiosity, why pick him, Telltale? I mean, there are innumerable caches of webcomics out there. Was it just cuz you guys liked him best?