Panel 1: Ehh, as you'll see in the next page or so, the timeframe of "10 MINUTES EARLIER" is a bit of a stretch; even "FIVE MINUTES EARLIER" is probably too long, TBH. (Perils of the "rough out only one or two pages at a time" approach I use for laying out Empowered, I guess.)
Panel 5: A now-familiar "HGKK," folks!
Today’s Patreon update: Originally done as a means of scratching out
more worktime to complete the long-gestating Empowered vol. 12,
I've switched over to a Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday Patreon posting schedule that
won't feature the fixed content format I previously used. So, who knows what
today's post might feature? Could be Life Drawing or Distressed
Damsels content (both of which are featured at least three times per
month), or something in the Work Stages, Vintage Con Sketches or Design
departments, or possibly something entirely new, such as updates on
fantasy test project The Chaste and the Chained. Golly!