I’ve long been concerned that expanding the cast might risk characters getting in the way – it can be difficult enough just fitting Hani and Tiny themselves into a single pane – having to fit multiple large characters all but forces larger and wider panes, which reduces how much can be said and done in a single page. That said..
I think this page proved quite well that it shouldn’t be so much of a problem. Focus can shift quite fluidly around in spite of a fairly normal pane size – as long as some sacrifice is accepted, of course. There’s atleast one pane where I thought Tinys pose was great but it simply had to be cut off because it didn’t fit and she was simply not in focus. I make up for it by having her around in some others so we can see her reactions still.
Of course, it’s great to have space just to get down to the quick exchange of witty commentary that the Hani and Tiny duo mechanics rely so heavilly on. No setups or punchlines, just sharp jabs traded back and forth. It doesn’t make it into a commedy – because it isn’t. I do think it adds a fair bit of what makes it funny, however.