Monk vs Witch!  Knight vs Nian!  Two warriors use primal strength and techniques to conquer their prey!  The other two know how to read!  That’s right, this whole thing was a shot at Ai!

Chynna and I had to put a lot of thought into the Nian’s size for scenes just like this one.  My original idea was to make it the size of a 2-story building to justify it pulling a big cart and how the entire village would be incapable of fighting it off, but Chynna pointed out that Gavin smacking such a big creature in the face with his shield would look completely ineffectual.  In the end, we met somewhere in the middle so that the Nian and its cart would still be imposing, but not so gigantic that Gavin would break his arm trying to attack it.

…Now would probably be a good time to mention that no animals were harmed in the making of this comic…Due partially to the fact that the only animals are fictional and drawn on a page…