Trying out different layouts and techniques still, but I think this one might be a keeper. It's slightly taller and slightly narrower than the normal sprited ones were, and even allows for a bit more flexibility structure-wise.
Do I feel an EXE story arc coming up?
No, not really. I'm already in the middle of a time travel story arc. :P
though, you really should change your banner to the new theme.
As soon as I can draw every cast member, I probably will make one of those huge banners that is the same width as the actual comic page.