This is one of those offbeat covers akin to the B-movie poster for Chapter 7. For thematic purposes, I wanted a cover that represented the plot of this chapter while at the same time striking a lighter tone than the subject matter would imply. (The series is deep into a dark period and I’m taking care to keep the overall mood balanced.) The “Golden Age” comic book aesthetic seemed to fit here. I took advantage of Clip Studio Paint’s simple halftone tool and futzed around with adding imperfections to the color fill and richness of the black lineart.

The janky character proportions and hands were not done on purpose to go along with the style. I’m still just bad at drawing those.