We were brainstorming ideas for this strip, trying to bring the “British is a strange, exotic language” joke into the small plot line we had going, when Eran burst out laughing. It took him a good few seconds to calm down enough to explain his idea, which is how you know it’s gonna be a funny one. It just goes to show: when done sparsely and in the right place, “Just Add Bird” is a comic magic formula; all I had to do was supply sufficiently shocked expressions.