Now that you and Jim put it both ways, I’ve confused myself and forgotten exactly what Axel said, but I walked away with a “This goes back to Disassembled” vibe.
Entirely agree with Jim’s assessment of the bullpen. I’ve been in cubicle farms in Baghdad that held more life and joy. Environment is indicative of a culture problem. Not sure where the problem is, but I wanted to yell “You’re making comics! Smile for a minute!”