Ehh, decided not to push my luck with trying for two I Am Empowered posts in a single week. Howeva, I might actually try for double I Am posts next week, as we're about to begin serialization of a very long chapter with much more of a defined and action-intensive narrative than you've seen so far.
Panel 4: Hamon being the Japanese term for (per Wiki) a "wavy line found on steel products that have been hardened
differentially with soft and hard steel sections, where the tempered
steel is separated from the softer parts by the hamon." (Dunno that the hamon I depicted really looked all that "trippy," TBH.)
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.