Vote over at TWC and you can see some thumbnails! Exciting stuff.
I like being able to do pages like this where I don't have many word bubbles. I think it's the biggest strength of comics versus most other types of media. You can quickly show what's happening but words aren't always needed. If I had to write this page out in prose...I don't really know how I'd approach that tbh. It's easier to show instead of tell lol.
I'm also glad that I don't have to write this whole chapter at once. Besides the fact that it would be daunting as hell to write such a long chapter and then also look at how much I'd have to draw after writing that all out, I was able to come up with much better solutions for the next few big story beats that'll get us to the end of the chapter. I always find that I come up with much better solutions to my story problems when I've had time to stew on them for so long.
I won't spoil anything, but here is my generally fail-proof solution: if you need to have something happen in your story, set up the proceeding elements to make that thing happen. Combine characters with reactive personalities to incite action! Malaya is usually too reticent and level-headed, so she's the one who comes in to clean up whatever problems have been caused by everyone else lol.
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 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!