Original Release Date: December 20, 2011
Viisi (and Paul, for that matter) are some of the few new characters I actually took the time to draw concepts of, and for which I worked out some personalities, before introducing them in the comic. In the past, I often lamented not taking the time to do much world-building, concept art, or other forward-thinking efforts with Mike and the Ninja. Usually, I had to fight just to meet my deadline. It wasn't until Volume Three that I tried to put more forethought into my ideas and designs. I think it was beneficial, to some degree--the Viisi scientists have variations to their dress, gender, and ethnicities, and that helps to make them more interesting. You'll also recall that Jerry, the one on the far right, is the person who threw up after replicating twenty chili dogs, so they have some personality, too. Especially Rodney, the obviously imbalanced one in the middle.