Yeah, the primary inspiration for this was that comics in an anthro setting were such for their own sake, and I felt like deconstructing it a tad.
Yeah, updates are slow, but it fits the pace we can work at. Not quite at the point where we can do 2/week and not have schedule slip. We had to burn our buffer due to some health problems, but we're building it back up. The trick with updating 1/week is trying to have each strip feel self contained so that it is a full thought. Instead of having a Friday cliffhanger, y'know? If we can streamline the process to a point where we can consistently produce at a higher rate, we'll consider it.
And yes, the current problems wouldn't have come around if Andrew had let Sarah die, but we wouldn't have much of a story then, would we?
Also, it's not in Andrew's nature to do something like that. If I've done my character painting right, you can see that. And it's not like Andrew's gone unpunished...