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ROSEMARY: Good heavens, he’s eleven years old. His world ended when he lost the closest thing he knew to a home–and a mother.

Captain Carter enters.

FRANCIS: Excuse me, darling, but you’re needed. There’s been an incident on the surface.



You may notice some differences in the artwork on this strip, which is the first one I completed using a new method: an iPad! This has allowed me to steal small snatches of time here and there to work on Westward even when I’m not at my desk. My hope was that the new tool would help speed up the production schedule, and the early signs are positive. The resumption of a daily schedule is probably not in the cards without significantly more patronage, but 2-3 strips per week is definitely better than one or none. -e