I always Do a cover, So I feel this should be there before any of the strips. As for the characters, you don't know them yet. but you will soon. Here's a description of the comic premise.
Where do cartoon characters get their start? Well, talent alone is just a part of what it takes, it also takes an education, and the best and brightest go to Cartoon U. This strip follows the lives of three characters from various backgrounds of animation while they spend four years living together and attending one of the top schools for cartoons in the country. It is here they will be able to fine tune their styles and maybe make a career of their exploits, as well as learn a little about themselves.