I don't think anyone really likes spiders, man. They're creepy... but, honestly, they bother me less now that I gotta be all tough in front of my sons. ;)
Good point. I wonder about the average level of arachnophobia. For instance I didn't even particularly like drawing the spiders for this strip!
Any idea why it doesn't want to post a thumbnail when I share this on facebook?
There is definitely a level of generally accepted arachnophobia in our culture. I really like spiders, but only if I know what kind they are (and they aren't poisonous to human beings or animals). However, even though I find them incredibly interesting...and the bigger they are the cuter they are, I still get freaked all to hell when I find one on my wall and cannot rest until it is quickly contained and taken outside.