This page shows the first use of inner monologue in UTC. In all of my comics, I try to use it sparingly, but in this particular instance I felt it was important to reveal her exact mindset going into the meeting with Jen and Morty.

The building is named after Jen and Sin’s unseen eldest son, Simon. This is the first reference to him in the series.

I had this page’s title in the back of my mind for a while, and finally here came a scene that it would work with. The original concept for this page was for Cass to bust through the doors defiantly, attracting the attention of everyone nearby, and shout “Get your gawking out now, people! I’ve got an important meeting!” But when I considered placing Sin’s camera crew in the scene, I reversed her plan and aimed for an attempted inconspicuous entrance, only to have it backfire instantly.

Ash’s arm count has increased from 3 to 4. At this stage of the comic, I was planning to add more new body parts over time, but I would eventually give up because I couldn’t come up with justifiable reasons for him to keep grafting more parts to himself. Adding more arms was boring, and trying to add anything besides arms just ended up distorting his design in unappealing ways. Maybe one day I’ll find something else that works for him.

This is the first appearance of Simon T. Attic Hall, which is the building that houses the genetics and physics labs and classrooms, and school administration.