Somewhere between experience and education is the Land of Lightfoot. He knows his roots, both from his Native heritage and his life in San Francisco. The fox all but grew up in the beautiful public library on Civic Center; he discovered early on that bullies aren’t allowed to shout or fight in there, and even if followed, he knew how to hide in the stacks. One of his favorite words is “autodidact”, and for good reason. He has his formal education (BA in English, with an emphasis on library science), but he’s smart enough to know that what Frank Zappa said is true: “If you want to get [carnally suggestive verb omitted], go to college. If you want an education, go to a library.” As we’ll see in future strips, he works at his local library. And yes, he does speak Cheyenne, as you’ll see from time to time.