In the original script for this page, I had not actually anticipated visually showing the moment when young Dakkan and Quinlan first met — but Rachel knows a good opportunity when she sees it, and how to make the most of it! Even in the original thumbnail, when it was presented as nothing more than a few simple shapes (and with a different perspective than the one we ultimately went with), I was already quite excited to see that important moment in our characters’ lives.


The final orientation is even better, I think, as it does a great job of reinforcing Quin’s shyness and Dakkan’s outgoing attitude in a single frame. Of course, that is but one panel of the page!

What is the old saying? “You can’t unring a bell”? Well, the Deltrada alarm bells have been rung, and a great many irreversible things have just been set into motion.


And remember, if you have any fanart or guest works you’d like to share with us, you can send them to us at thewesterndeep(at)gmail(dot)com! As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, we love sharing guest art and other BWD-inspired works with the community at large.

Anyway, hope you all had a great Halloween, and don’t forget to set those clocks back an hour tomorrow! As we all learned (or at least, as I learned) from The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Daylight Savings is the only time of year when you get to live the same hour TWICE. Or, in my case most likely, SLEEP the same hour twice!