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- Ivan Wilinski is the flagship character of Dozerfleet Productions, second only to the three bulldozers themselves. He is to Dozerfleet what Mickey Mouse is to Disney.
- Which makes Ciem's 2007 webcomic almost as important to Dozerfleet history as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is to Disney history, if we're staying on that analogy.
- While Mickey is defined by his giddy personality and sometimes mischievousness, Ivan is defined by his calculating angst and iron will.
- Read it in the Headlines is a reference to the song by the same name, as performed by Paul Shanklin off his audio cassette tape Bill Clinton: The Early Years. It is performed to the same tune as "I Heard it Through the Grapevine," as covered by Marvin Gaye.
- Ivan's affinity for wearing teal, and his Fu Manchu mustache, are inspired by the character design for Bones in Fox's Peter Pan and the Pirates. His redesign is to make him look a little less like Bones. Inspiration behind his original design is here.
- The reason for "IvanRider" being the author's username is two-fold: partially inspired by Ivan Wilinski, and also because the initial username for registry with Wikia, "BulldozerBegins," was auto-blocked by Wikia due to that username being mistaken with a troll going by various usernames with "bulldozer" in them, a troll that was causing Wikia a lot of problems in 2011 when DozerfleetWiki was transferred to Wikia after Wiki-Site's servers began going bad. Wiki-Site eventually evaporated.
- Ivan Wilinski and his forest were also the inspiration behind a conservative news blog dubbed Wilinski Forest, which operated on Tumblr from September of 2012 until October of 2015.
- The first-ever iteration of Ivan's story was told in May of 2006, not quite two years after Marvin "Captain Killdozer" Heemeyer went on his bulldozer/tank rampage in Granby, Colorado. However, Ivan's story was not inspired by Heemyer. Instead, it was inspired by events in the author's life in 1998.
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