Panel 4: That should probably be spelled "SPAZ" with one Z, but YMMV on that vernacular spelling issue regarding a word which would no doubt be contemporarily offensive (not that I've heard the goofily pejorative term used in many years). Then again, this scene is taking place 15 years ago within a timeframe that has shifted forward 20 years in the time I've been writing the series, so who knows?
Next week on the webcomic, this sweet little flashback rolls onward for a few pages more. And then...
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!