For years, when ZR wasn't being co-written for a short period, I've mainly had a loose outline and I'd flesh out a strip whilst drawing it based on beats I needed to hit in the outline... But recently that method has failed me.
I'd sit down with the strip template file open and nothing important, funny, or clever would spew forth.
I was less than thrilled and decided to spend a week or so writing out the next several strips worth of dialogue/direction.
This is the first of those strips.