Here’s page 3. If there’s one thing I love to draw it’s little figures like the ones at the bottom of panel 2. It’s just so interesting to try to capture the essence of a character in a little image just two or three inches tall on the original. When you consider that these pages are reduced to 50% of original size for print, it’s amazing that these figures can work at all, but when they do, they just look great. It takes a solid hand with the inking (and a well maintained Lamy Safari pen with an M nib) to get them right, but that’s just borrowing trouble at this point.
This is the first appearance of the foliage panel borders the will be so important on page 6 (the skeleton reveal) and page 8 (the first appearance of the cowboy). I guess that makes a triple, which is always nice.