This comic is a not-so-subtle nod to World of Warcraft. I played a bit of this back when it first came out, but found it to be far too much like a second job. I tend to agree with Jonathan Blow on the matter.
The tree baby with Jasper is very much inspired by Jolie, one of my many cats. I know it looks like none of the tree babies I drew in the last comic, but I had an idea and we’re rolling with it. If I ever get time, I’ll retroactively fix the last comic to fit this redesign in. So probably never.