House of Cards 11 / ( 11 )
(commentary added one day after upload) - i had a delightful visitor i did not want to take too much time away from while uploading this page due to writing the commentary.
This last page went through several edits as well. At a previous version of the comic i did not put the characters in as much danger as they could be and would be beneficial for the story. it was more a ride along with the lady and hoping she wouldnt get caught - schroedinger not connecting the dots. That wasnt too satisfying and gabriel and barbera are literally playing with fire. So this scene got added after i had flashed out the gas station scene to become actually dangerous for the characters - albeit this being due to barbera hitting gabriel over the head and not the gang realizing that gabriel already starts to rampage against them.
I also decided to include while drawing - quite late in my process - that the Lady has to collect herself before being her bossy self to barbera. it IS her default, but she was more shook by the reunion with Mukoshi than she let show. I am not entirely sure how comfortable i am with showing that much emotion in her face. not on this page, but on previous pages of this chapter. While writing i did realize, that she is not as cold as i picture her to be. she is not mechanically going through the motions to reach her goal. She is fueled by wrath and that can show from time to time.