You guys were right – it WAS just a fish on page 21! :D
Fish design reference brought to you by too many episodes of River Monsters. Because only the BEST fishing shows come with graphic content advisories. :P (There’re also some vaguely reptile and dunkleosteus influences in there for good measure.)
We actually rigged up some cargo straps at the corner of Chezhnian’s riding ring to get pose reference photos for this scene – and to just plain see how climbing across a bridge like that would work in reality, which was both immensely helpful and moderately hilarious. Vote on Top Webcomics to see a few of the photos!