For those of you wondering what happened to Klepto & Philia in the last storyline, this answers your question: Absolutely nothing happened to them. They just sat around doing nothing. It was really boring.
Something that's very interesting to me looking back at these old comics is how much better the art in the one shots tends to be. Why is that? Did I spend more time on the one shots? Are gag strips inherently easier to make look good?
Maybe it's because I used to draw multiple pages a week, so I rushed the art on the story pages sometimes.