It turns out you don't give Jeff an art direction like "Desmond's head explodes with rainbows and puppies" unless that is exactly what you want.
Also, confidential to Eliza: woo!
Marketroid: We're bringing in a freelance programmer?
Eliza: I hate to spend the money, but we have no choice.
Eliza: Ming's on vacation, Umesh is swamped, and Stan's an idiot. Desmond is struggling to keep up.
Marketroid: Understood. I'll make the announcement.
Owen: We're supposed to make room for someone named "Emerson Ali".
Desmond's head explodes with rainbows and puppies.
Since we ran the "Desmond vs. IT" sequence we have been inundated with requests for the IT Barrier Tape featured in this strip. I can report that Kickstarter has approved this project, and I am now in the final stages of refining our pricing and list of premiums. Just a few days away now, I think!