First things first: I made a Winter’s Veil-themed wallpaper for Beyond the Tree which you can find here. I thought about whether or not a ‘special’ issue’d be an idea, but ultimately decided against it in favour of just pushing the main continuity forward, so a wallpaper will have to do!
There was a time when I felt unsure whether I could get away with pages like this – feeling almost like I had some contractual obligation to atleast one joke or quip or otherwise funny detail in every issue. That feeling has really gone away with time as I’ve gotten the impression that the whole Characterization First mentality has really come across, allowing pages like this that expands upon things shown earlier and helps establish where our characters fit into the world.
Hani and the Sentinels have an already mentioned past – something that is slowly elaborated on but hasn’t been explained in detail. yet. It’ll make sense in due time, I hope. ;)