Whoops, kinda lost my train of thought after returning to these commentaries later on in the afternoon... so, I'll revert to commenting on the page itself.
Panel 1: Behold, more of my ersatz take on a Durer woodcut via the simple yet surprisingly effective approach of just scribbling a bunch of noodly linework and then having it inverted to white-on-black in Photoshop. Always neat to see a fairly random art experiment that actually worked out, for once!
Panel 5: What's the problem? Find out tomorrow, folks!
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.