We got a very intriguing review from the Art Patient last week. It’s very positive, although some of the details are a little confused. Ask Maridee was the version of the strip we created for the syndicate, and the strip as it is now is our reversal of those changes. The conversion of Matt from boss to boyfriend was mine, and just one aspect of many things that weren’t working. I think the Ferret and Maridee friendship is really the heart of the series, and without it the whole thing lost its charm. As much as I love Scooter and Ed, losing Ferret removed something very meaningful. It’s a pleasure to have them all back again and at the same time, to have a critic enjoy the new subtlety I’ve worked so hard at bringing into the writing.