The first panel on this page was one of those trench warfare drawings that moves forward very, very slowly. I kinda got bogged down on the ammo-loader. I do like the little fire truck at the right, with the two little firemen having a discussion while waiting for the ammo-loader to burst into flames.

Panel two is my first-ever drawing of Conrad. Now that I'm starting the book out with this character, I suspect I'm going to have to come back to this page later and change his face to match whatever he looks like at the beginning. He's a bit generic-looking here.

I think the bottom two panels are my favorite two panels so far. They came out very rapidly -- there weren't any missteps or eraser attacks, and they feel very relaxed. I hope that's a sign of things to come.

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