This is Chapter 8’s transformation sequence! I was kind of tickled to do one Keris-style, which meant no actual genetic manipulation. It works thematically, and the nature of her transformation separates her type of character from the other Attic High students.

The book the teacher is reading in panel 4 was originally a parody of “S.”, a book I was reading around this time. To parody, I drew a gothic “T” on the cover instead of an “S”. While coloring this page, I changed my mind and went with a real book (“Breaking Dawn”). I figured this would be more recognizable, and that readers would still find its placement here humorous. It also provides a more appropriate explanation for why she’s so focused on a book rather than supervising the students.