Apologies for the delayed page last week — Rachel was fighting off a rather nasty flu and work-related craziness (along with the announcement of Never Stop Sneakin’) had me distracted to the point of ineffectiveness. STILL! We’re back this week with the next page, and if you thought Ashtor would let himself get talked down by his leader, well… I suppose he doesn’t even really give him a chance, does he?

For guest art this week, a piece from a brand new contributor, Storm! It’s doubly awesome because it’s guest art of a character we haven’t seen for a little while: Janik!

Storm actually caught sight of Western Deep at a comic convention we tabled last year, and after catching up on the series was compelled to draw this piece. Thank you so much, Storm! It’s great to see Janik again :)

That reminds me as well — little bit of housekeeping: neither Rachel nor I will be tabling any comic conventions this season. There are a number of reasons why, but we’re hoping that changes for next year. At the very least, I will be attending Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle this upcoming March, on Saturday. I’ll just have a normal guest pass and be walking around buying up all the cool indie comics I can find, so if you want to say hello, feel free to ping me on our DISCORD!

Don’t forget you can come hang out with all of us on the Western Deep Discord right here: https://discord.gg/2nA6JM8

Still not sure if you want to join? Check out these custom emotes Rachel made for it! HOW CAN YOU RESIST BLEP BEVAN AND WINKING DAK?