Forget About The Paperwork — We Are The Bestest Dancers (or simply The Bestest Dancers) is a digital comic published by Freebird Games. It was illustrated by Del and written by Kan Gao and Del. It was released on Steam as a paid downloadable content of Impostor Factory along with the game's release on September 30th, 2021.
The comic consists of over 70 pages, including the cover page, bonus artwork and author notes. The contents of the books are divided into several chapters: "Sunset", "Cats", "Oneshots", "Mornings", "Paperwork", "Birthday", and the "Bonus Collection". The first six are the main comics, while "Bonus Collection" consists of past artwork of SigCorp doctors by Del. The content of the comic puts an emphasis on the relationship between Eva Rosalene and Neil Watts.
"Sunset" is a continuation of the ending of Impostor Factory, as Eva Rosalene, Roxanne Winters, and Robert Lin ask Neil Watts to come with them. In the game, Neil initially declines, but in the comic, he ends up being forced to come. In the car, Neil notices that Eva seems to be lost in her thoughts. After Roxie drives in circles several times, they finally stop at a mall, where they shop for a while. As time nears sunset, they go to the patio restaurant to have dinner. Roxie and Rob go to order food, leaving Eva and Neil alone.
Eva is revealed to be thinking about the call from Roxie, which was depicted in the Impostor Factory joke trailer: it turns out that Roxie was informing her about Neil's genetic disease (which was told in detail in the game). She then begins to ask Neil about his retirement plans, but he dodges the question. Eva reveals her own plan, which was to tend to a garden, and she mentions that she might need help with it. When Neil tries to dismiss her question once more, Eva decides to let him know that Roxie told her about his health.
While initially surprised, Neil turns annoyed and remarks that he doesn't need sympathy, but Eva cuts him and says that he was no different from anyone else as no one could live forever. She clarifies that the most anybody could ask of anybody else was for them to stay as long as one wants, for as long as one can stay. Neil asks her if that was what she was asking of him. Eva falls silent and looks away. Slowly, Neil takes off his glasses and says yes; he would stay in her garden for as long as she wanted and for as long as he could.
"Cats" revolve around a time when Roxanne Winters adopted and brought a pair of cats to the Sigmund Corporation office. One of them is black and the other is ginger and looks as if it's wearing glasses, reminiscent of Eva and Neil's appearances. The comic strips show the activity of the doctors with the cats in the office.
This series consists of several one-page comic strips showing funny interactions and demeanor of the four doctors:
- Eva using Neil's glasses as a mirror to fix her hair
- Eva bringing items that Rob, Roxie and Neil forgot
- Eva reluctantly buying a jellyfish painting Neil suggests
- Eva and Neil having an argument about who drives better, when Roxie interrupts, saying she could drive both of them, and the two stop arguing
- Neil looking at himself in the mirror, which is reflected again in his glasses, making an "infinity mirror"
This comic is unusually centered on Roxanne Winters, who goes on her morning routine, presumably to prepare for work. Her alarm rings and she slowly gets up, puts on her slippers, turns on the radio, brushes her teeth and puts on her work clothing. Her face is not revealed until the final page, which shows her looking in the mirror. In the top panel, the upper half of her face is darkened in the shadow as she looks despondently at herself. The last panel shows her putting on a bright smile.
"Paperwork" tells the story of Eva and Neil fighting with paper balls in the office. It starts when Neil tries to throw a ball of paper to the trash can near his door, when Eva opens the door and the ball hits her head instead. Eva returns to her office, expecting Neil to visit her, paper ball in hand. She hears a knock at the door and throws the ball as the door opens. However, it turns out to be Rob, who is implied to have been told to visit her by Neil, and he takes the hit. Neil flees to Roxanne's office, asking her to hide him from Eva for a scoop of ice cream. Eva arrives there and offers Roxanne a full bucket of ice cream in exchange of Neil's hiding place.
She is dragging him by his clothing when they pass by Willis and Taima McMillan, who tease them, to Eva's embarrassment. Back in Eva's office, Neil offers her a paper ball to throw at him, but Eva declines. Neil suddenly throws it onto Eva's head. Furious, Eva throws the ball back along with various other objects at him, before kicking him out of her room. Neil decides to make amends by bringing lots of paper balls for them to throw into the trash can, presumably to see who can get the most paper balls in. Rob and Roxie notice what they're doing, and the last page shows a sign saying "No Paperballs!" duct taped to the wall.
This comic takes place in an alternate reality created by Neil and Faye, in which his mother, Lynri, is alive and well (she would've been deceased in the real world due to her hereditary condition), and he is living at his parents' house. He openly shares his work on the machine with them. It is his birthday, and his family invited all of his colleagues over to the birthday party. They all have fun together while Faye watches them, slowly smiling. She lifts her hand to destroy the miniature world as Neil's parents embrace him. The scene moves to real world Neil waking up from his machine. He takes off his helmet and smiles to himself.