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Quoted from an email originally sent to: Leon Arnott

The author writes:

In this episode, our human protagonist grapples with a small animate piece of A4 paper in hand-to-hand combat. This can be interpreted a number of ways - the stifling of humanity's spirit by modern bureaucracy, as portrayed in Terry Gillian's Brazil or Monty Python's The Crimson Permanent Assurance, or, more lightly, as representative of a person being literally subdued by the incessant, inhuman demands of his workplace. Or, judging by that wry smile, this could simply be a Walter Mitty moment - a person whose imaginary conflicts and victories are against symbols of the mundanity of real life.

In truth, my own motivation for this episode shifted a lot while writing this. My initial reason was that it has been 17 strips since we last had a kung fu fight scene, and I had to make do with what was present in yesterday's scene. But, just after sketching and inking, I decided that, no, this should be the setup to a new arc involving a noble race of kung fu printer pages that live in the office and fight epic battles against toner dragons and Post-It lions between midnight and sunrise each day.