Shaenon: Jeff keeps giving me hard things to draw.  How the heck am I supposed to know what a pika(Ochotona princeps) looks like?  Oh, right, the Internet.

Channing: I have to assume that the sting of my pitching an unfamiliar animal to Shaenon was at least slightly ameliorated with the realization that pikas are REALLY FRIKKIN’ ADORABLE.

I know this is a cartoon and all, and thus we’re all here for the stylized characters, but I have to take a moment to say that I also love Shaenon’s naturalistic drawings as seen in the reference sheet here.