I think this moment of parting kinda sums up their relationship :)
Also, woah! Check out Malutki in “western costume.” Can’t be bumming around in Belarusian peasant garb if he’s off to spy school!
I also tried a couple new things with colors and the approach to the background. In the middle three panels, I didn’t want distracting background elements, but I also wanted to stay grounded in the setting–the muddy street in Stołpce. So I thought, what the heck, I’d try some quick-and-dirty expressionism.
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