Vote over at TWC and you can see a bit of a panel from tomorrow
The Kickstarter was a grand success! Just ~$60 short of $50k, which is mind blowing. Thank you everyone for your support! I'll keep everyone apprised of the progress as I find things out from Hiveworks.
This week's pages are one of those things where you'll have to wait to get the full explanation for what's happening here, because we'll be deconstructing it for awhile. I had someone ask regarding the thumbnails, why is Elias holding back Tim? We'll get to that! Someone on Patreon mentioned that Tom is starting to go back to human little by little, and we'll kind of get to that as we find out more about what's going on with him.
As for the bottom panels, I was hoping to convey that this is Malaya reflecting on why she can't give up Crescent Lake and just up and leave, because it's not just about her, but also about all her family and friends who live there too. I can't decide if that fully comes through, but I'll come back to it before the chapter is over.
Trying to make the "o" mouth shape for "no" on a character that has pointy teeth and is also a static image is fucking hard, btw. It's just a very absurd mouth shape and I didn't want Mal to come off as absurd here, but I also didn't want to revert to a more generic mouth shape because it doesn't match the word at all :P. So this was my compromise and it's fine.
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!