What you are seeing in today’s strip are the first two of around 5 regular characters I am introducing into the EL world. No, I have not settled on the names yet, and no, this does not mean anything is set in stone or that things won’t evolve even further. But this is something i have wanted to do, and have been promising or years. Does this mean no more weird Mario jokes and stuff like that? Hell no. It just means more storylines, jokes that feature familiar faces in the roles, and some nice old fashioned American characterization. I am not prepared to call this EL 2.0 or anything. Thanks for being part of the ride regardless.