Aaaaaaand we're back to the COUNTER-FACTUAL SCENARIO last seen roughly 70 pages ago at this chapter's beginning, as Spooky seizes the mic from ol' Fractaloctopus to basically make a deathbed confession.
Panel 1: Enjoy another appearance of the sporadically recurring "big head on narrow shoulders" set of cartoony figure proportions with this shot, folks; as I've been noting here, soon this occasional visual flourish on my part will be replaced by a very different tendency. (in fact, IIRC, another drawing of Spooky near the end of this story might serve as a harbinger of that approach.)
Panel 2: Until I drew shots like this one, never quite occurred to me how much that Emp's long hair partially covering up her "boobas" (to use v-tuber speak) has effectively been part of her costuming.
Today’s Patreon update: In an attempt to scratch 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. However, my vast archive of years of Patreon posts—extensive Empowered previews, vintage con sketches, work stages on covers, "damsel in distress" commissions, life drawings & much, much more—remains available for Patrons' perusal.