This page does a bit of level-setting, catching readers up on the relationship between Cass and Flint, and of course, reintroducing the annoying issue with Cass’ beard, which was only shown in one page 12 years prior.

That thing has vexed me, also, this whole time. Have you noticed I hardly ever draw it the same way twice? It’s a fine line to walk between “cute-looking” and “what is that thing hanging from that poor girl’s chin?” Which is kind of how Cass experiences it day-to-day…not sure if life is imitating art here, or vice versa.