Ha, fooled you! No combat, so sorry. Yet.
My original plan was to have the thark be a bit more plaintive, with more body language, and bent forward, but changed my mind, as it didn’t seem too in his character. So I went with a stiffer, more upright look on purpose. But I kinda miss drawing that.
You’ll also maybe notice that panel shapes and lettering size do vary somewhat from comic to comic as I’m no letterer. I’m playing with a combination of different font sizes and ways to make panel shapes in order to find a good harmony. I think I’ve found a good way to do it technically, but now I still need to master it on an artistic level. Please be patient as we move forward.
Almost to the end of this chapter!