Shaenon: My first sketches of Aimee.  For a while I was hung up on the idea of covering one eye with her hair as a reference to the horrible nerdgirl protagonist of the manga WataMote, but between that and the messy braids I lost too much of her face.

Nick’s T-shirt reads “Kid Icarus” because he can fly.  Aimee’s reads “Zero Wing” because she can’t fly.  This is the kind of layered allusive wordplay you get from writers like me and James Joyce.

Channing: Basically James Joyce if he were a video game nerd. I really enjoy these character designs; my script is basically devoid of helpful information on how Aimee looks, so Shaenon shoulders the burden here.