As I’ve mentioned before, real estate in expensive in a 24-page comic! I guess it’s not so much with a webcomic, since you aren’t tied to a specific page count. But back when I started doing this story, it was going to be released as 24-page print single issues. It then becomes a bit of work trying to figure out how to best divide up those 24 pages between all the beats of the story for any given issue. For obvious reasons, I give action scenes and scenes with a lot of dialogue the most pages, since they need the room for the best pacing and delivery.
Something like this eats up an entire page with nothing really happening, but I really do love this sort of thing every now and then. Sometimes you just want to commit an entire page to a shot that does nothing else but establish mood, setting, or a calm moment before the storm.