Thanks to our commenters for the input on the book cover. It’s a pretty important thing to get right, considering that it will be representing the entire book and its artwork, and in some cases probably the comic as a whole. I redrew and shaded the creature spine and pasted/cloned it in, then tweaked it till it looked right – ie, where I could find a good compromise between composition and character model accuracy. You can see the updated version of the pencil-shaded component here. Now I basically need to re-paint that area of the image and re-color the new linework to match the rest of the painting. We’re still working on fixing up the books, but we’ll be back into posting comic pages now.