So did that kid grow up to be Tim Buckley? That’s who he reminds me of.
That guy got old really quickly… I mean really quickly. The original Game Boy came out in 1989. The Game Boy Color came out in 1998. The Game Boy Advance came out in 2001. The Nintendo DS came out in 2004. The Nintendo 3DS came out in 2012.
So the longest span of time that could possibly happen during this comic is 23 years. Why not 25 years and say the final panel takes place 2014? Because the family in this comic seems to be hereditarily difficult and you know that kid would have to own a Nintendo 3DS XL the second it came out… And he would be 67 years old, too.