No vote incentive because I don't feel like scheduling one while I'm on vacation lol.
I like pages where I can have little to no dialog to tell the story. Kind of the best part about making a comic, honestly! I don't have to use words if I don't need them, I can just show you pictures. In this instance, I wanted to show Malaya using "soft power" compared to Tom's blatant aggression. She knows Ella is just a kid (she's 18, a little younger than Ginger, and 7 years younger than her half-sister Aubrey), and Mal knows that she's off living in the woods or something, and the vibes are depressing. So, Malaya does what she's always done, which is remain cautious about this new person while also offering a bit of safety and comfort if they need it. Luckily, a little soft power goes a long way.
I'm off in the deep South, hanging out with the family, so I'll try to keep an eye on comments. Please alert me through Twitter or something if anything needs immediate attention, though! (That goes for always tbh.) Oh, and if you'd like to brush up on all the characters that we've introduced so far, the Wiki linked below has been a great resource. Thanks to everyone who helps out!
May merch drop! New tote bags and hoodies are being added to the Hivemill store! (I may be the webcomic on Hiveworks who utilizes the merchandise the most, from what I've seen...hm.) The hoodies are unisex sizing, but the tshirts run rather fitted, so I recommend sizing up! (Two of the moons are flipped on the product images, but the files the shirts are printed from are corrected, so you should have moons in the correct order. My bad!)
HTBAW Fandom Wiki is up and running! Thanks to Myk Streja and ShitaraRen for tons of help with moderation efforts and everyone else who's done a ton of work on adding information and filling out the Wiki. Thank you everyone for contributing and it's an amazing and super detailed resource!
Feel free to check out my goofy Amazon store if you're so inclined (this is an ad, as I get a tiny commission if you do buy something), or I have some merch up on Society6 if you're looking for my old store link! Thanks to everyone who's come out to support me through Ko-fi and Patreon!