It was important to me to start showing the tattoo on Sky’s neck, especially since it’s something that Jayd notices. But up until now, Sky’s costume has always been zipped up to the neck, so it felt too “convenient” to have her randomly start going unzipped right when the situation called for it. To make it more organic, I tried to give the impression that the entire crew is a bit hot from the work they’re doing on the dock. Ril and Roka are down to just their shirt layers, and on page 6, the scene started with Ril wiping some sweat from his brow. I was hoping those little details would help sell the idea that Sky is unzipped to cool down, like the rest of the crew.

The next three posts will be Bonus Content featuring concept sketches of Hiura’s crew and ship, with expanded versions available on my Patreon. Support there is always very appreciated as it helps fund the ongoing creation of the series. And you’ll get exclusive behind-the-scenes content like penciled pages, inked pages, sketchbook with commentary, and more!

After that, we’ll check in with Hiura’s crew as they visit Azarek in the hold!