This was the first scene I wrote for the chapter. At first this was going to be the very first time readers would see what Mr. and Mrs. Calloway looked like and I was worried that the revelation would steal focus from what was actually going on in the scene itself. I conceived the dream sequence at the beginning of the chapter so the readers would already have “met” them beforehand.

This is the last page in Phase Two to have full cell shading on the characters. Doing the shading added 60 to 90 minutes of work per page. I just couldn’t keep putting that time into the comic with the schedule that I had. As things went on, I did miss the little extra bit of life it gave to the pages, though.

If you’ve been counting the production codes, you’ll have noticed this is the first chapter of the series where every page was drawn in sequential order. All the chapters in Phase One had at least one point where I skipped pages and went back to draw them later.