Panel 3: The ambiguous reference to "Alpha Manny's work" miiiiiiight just be a relevant matter in a future volume, folks.
Panels 4 & 5: Gotta say that I'm not thrilled with 2014 (2015?) Me's choice to have those word-balloon tails from off-panel characters almost meeting at the gutter between the two panels. This annoying convergence almost certainly happened because I draw each panel with all the other panels on the page masked off by copy paper to prevent pencil smudging—which also prevents me from spotting tangency issues like this example.
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. 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.