I had some extra time this week (spring break) so I got an extra page done. Instead of using it to build up a safety net of finished pages like a responsible person would do, I went ahead and posted it since I've been so slow with updates lately.
Drake certainly seems to enjoy making up alibis...and blocking doorways.
Why salt? because it's important in a world without refrigeration.
re PJupiter: thanks ^_^
re comic king: yes, indeed he is.
re Onasaki: it's just Theodore's last name, Joan's still not too comfortable around him, so she calls him by his last name instead of his first.
re TheoryMage: thanks ^_^
re Imola: poor Joan, she needs her right-hand man back.
re Vine_Gar: the city makes her nervous too, her eye has brought her plenty of trouble in the past.
re BellaMai: I was going to check in with him at every chapter break, but didn't have the energy to be all that diligent about it, so he has dropped out of the picture a bit. I never meant for him to be a serious character.
re Angelzora: Joan will be moving back to the forefront of the conversations again soon, don't worry.
re mage_116: because Drake would probably barbeque him if he tried. Perhaps if Beau Beau back him up he might be able to take him.
re TheoryMage: true, he's certainly got the experience to lead. Teddy might do a better job if he ever grew a backbone because he tends to think things through better than Drake, but as is he'll never assert himself enough and Drake will just steam roll right over him.
Nice touch with the salt. And now that I've finished filming a short for interim and am thinking about it, I really like the effects of the stair case and draik blocking doors. Specific positioning is one of the most powerful statements you can make. And draik in that second panel looks really good! The only thing I would have thought about is, shouldn't there be things all over the walls? I've stayed in places like what I assume this is, and the walls are usually covered in pictures/maps/drawings/trinkets.