The raw art of this strip was up as a placeholder while the the strip was being finished.
Erika's cosplay is Chroche from Ar Tonelico II.
T3h = The
tr4nsl33tor = transleetor, pun on translator

Piro tweets: and, ftr, here's the third revision to that panel in this next comic:

Piro tweets: tidbits, now that drawings are flowing again, finally...

Piro tweets: i'll leave you with this, then get a little sleep. one frame left to finish: