I realise now that my blog entry in the previous comic undermines this page a little. The purpose of this page is to confirm to the reader that the dramatic reveal of the previous page did happen in the girls past. It also reminds us where we left all the characters.
Every page in the archives is tagged with the names of the characters that appear on it. It felt weird to tag Faye, Red, Zoe and Fergus all on the same page.
The original script for this page ended with Zoe, from behind, opening her robe and Fergus’s reaction was the ‘punchline’. However, when I sketched it out, it looked too much like Fergus was being ‘rewarded’. So I made the last panel softer. I wanted it to be clear that Zoe was in control of what she wanted to happen next, that she was offering an invitation. The distinction is subtle but is the difference between a cheap bit of fun and something that hopefully comes across as being more meaningful.