I've been drawing "Ryabovich" for over 10 years now, though I don't draw him much these days. The strip has two "formal features": The first is verticality--you're supposed to "read down," as my thick felt tip pen advises multiple times on this page, and which is just plain unintuitive and a bad idea. The other is that instead of speech bubbles, "Ryabovich" comics use floating quotation marks with short lines to indicate the speaker. Again, an arbitrary and possibly poor choice, as demonstrated in that frame in the bottom left corner, where the basketball chair totally gets in the way of the words. Weird.
Also: A basketball chair?