Yep. Sergeant Kowak is still trying to make the whole politics thing work. Currying favor, turning your superiors against your rivals. It ain’t so easy when the new Private is trying to make friends and bring the company together for some harmless fun.
So…I took a big step with this comic, and my hope is you can’t tell what it was. I outsourced the flatting. That’s the process of defining color areas in the backgrounds and characters — a time-consuming step in the coloring process. The colorist, Sabrina, was professional, quick, and did high quality work. If you’re looking for a flatter or colorist, I recommend her.
Outsourcing the flatting was an experiment on this one–and based on the results, I plan to continue. My hope is that it will allow me to update the comic more regularly!