This page keeps up the Misfile reference thing, as it's structured in a similar way to one of Misfile's first pages and uses a modified bit of dialogue from it. Not going to spell every one of these reference out I don't think but I thought I'd bring it up in this case since we're still early in.
So yeah, Cynthia gets a subplot in this chapter. Actually doesn't really get all that much screentime but I am happy with how the stuff with her has been coming out, though what's going on here doesn't really relate to it and is more just about establishing her early and transitioning into the next page with the main three.
Wanted to really show Cynthia in a different light on her own time. Already had a bit of that when we've seen her off the clock but yeah, she's definitely not as composed and professional in her free time as she is when she's working.
Funnily enough, this comic was drawn before Martin was asking me to put more character into the wardrobes, but I already had the Zeppelin shirt in mind for her. If you're not a Led Zeppelin fan, those symbols on her shirt are the "Title" of their fourth album. I'm not a huge Zeppelin fan myself; I have a couple of albums my brother gave me and think they're really good, but never got into it. I figured for someone who was hardcore into rock though, there's no way she couldn't be a fan of Zep.
Part of the idea here is that Hearst lives in an extremely untidy house (or Apartment, not sure which). We see bits and pieces of it here, though the next appearance will cure that. Like Martin's said, we've been trying to get more in-depth with the backgrounds.
Also, we get to see Philips Arena again, this time from a different angle. That was outside the comfort zone, but nice at least. I hope it comes off well enough that that's one of those newstickers under the headline.
So Cynthia likes rock music, and it looks like that's the news Sarabeth and Lilian were watching.