To me, this feels like the first real episode of the Gastrophobia show. Chapters 1-6 are like pilot episodes. They’re a sort of proto-Gastrophobia, but this here’s true Gastrophobia.

First off, of course, this is the first appearance of the opening credits! ♥ ♥ ♥

Secondly, I redesigned Phobia, Gastro, & Klepto. Even as I continue to make minor design changes throughout the series, they keep these basic iconic looks.

I love how Klepto’s nose just permanently popped off to the side, but Phobia’s hairstyle is probably the most important change. I had a lot of readers mistake her for white in the early comics, so she sorely needed a new haircut.

On a less visual note, our three heroes bounce off each other perfectly in this story. I got their repartee down pat.