This one is a little vague…

I realize that.

But I needed it to be this way for the next two strips to work the way I want them to.

I figured out that when I’ve been writing the comics after the time jump, I’ve been thinking about them kind of like a new season of a sitcom. We’ve got new characters and new plots that arose during the off season… we’ll eventually see some of the supporting cast that we haven’t caught back up with in a while, but I want to actually introduce these new characters a bit more before we go back to people we already know.

I’ve got to let you guys meet John’s girlfriend, Greg, Robert, and Ted Lord Nightshade… You’ve seen them all at least once, but they need some time for you to get to know them.

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[[George stands at his apartment door holding a box of comics.]]
George: Ooh is that Zoey?

[[From the point of view of looking through the peephole, George sees Robert and Zoey in the hallway.]]

[[Back to inside the apartment. George looks dejected.]]
George: And Robert... I knew it.