Shaenon: My thumbnail for this past Thursday’s strip.  I like this one a lot.  Just so you know.

Channing: We don’t tend to break the single-line four(ish)-panel format a lot, as you’ve doubtless noticed, but in this case I think it really was both needed and effective.  I’m really remarkably happy with how this storyline finally came out, for the record, and I do hope you all agree.  Goodness knows that introducing two unknown characters and spending several months with them to the exclusion of anyone else sounds like a horrible idea, in retrospect, and I’m glad we didn’t devote any time to sense and reason before diving into “Choose”, because it really was a lot of fun to write.