Irritability has been going on for ten years now, and the earliest strips no longer really represent the comic well. I've decided to have the "start" link direct to this somewhat arbitrarily chosen comic because the quality of strips from this point on is fairly high. This means that the characters are never formally introduced, but I think they are not really complex enough for that to be a problem. If you would like to look at the cast page before proceeding, here is a link. Likewise, if you are sure you want to start at the very beginning, here is the link to the first strip.