Shaenon: Strip I wrote and then cut from the final storyline. I do that sometimes. While we’re at it, some more New Orleans thumbnails, for strips that did get drawn:

Channing: Collaborating with someone who you revere in an artistic sense has so many things to recommend it, but one of the few drawbacks is a certain reluctance on my part to nix any of Shaenon’s work outright. I eventually agreed that the decision to get rid of the above strip was a good one, but only after some degree of hesitation. It’s one of my big challenges as a co-writer on this strip.

In terms of the sketches, I just want to say that I love the sketch version of Sweetheart going maniacal after the wet cement incident. We had to keep it a little on-model for the final version but that picture never fails to amuse me.