Charms are finally back in stock in my online shop! I'm also selling the very last designs from my Kickstarter campaign way back in 2014. I've turned the wolf necklace design into a charm! I've only got a few of these left, though, so if you want one you may want to snatch it up quickly!
*quietly adjusts the previous page so it's clear that it's Hyde saying "YOU" at the end*
Everyone already guessed it, but yes, it's Lanyon!
I've gotten a lot of comments throughout this chapter along the lines of, "Where is Lanyon? How has he not noticed all the commotion going on?" The answer is that the Bazaar is really really big. Like Comic-con, there is a big central exhibit hall (the place where Hyde initially arrives) and a bunch of branching hallways going off in all directions. (Most of the chase in this chapter takes place in one of those hallways.) And it is LOUD. Hyde is only one of many people starting fights, shouting, and running through the hallways. And with the crowds as thick as they are, it would be hard for Lanyon to see more than a few feet around him at any point in time.
With that said, I think I had clearer picture of the layout in my mind than actually made it to the page, so I understand why people were confused. Hopefully when this chapter is complete and people read it all at once, Lanyon's absence will not seem so strange.
Please know that I put in at least a moderate effort to not make the drawings of Lanyon wrestling with Hyde look TOO sexual. It's really . . . it's not a sexy scene, I am just resigned to the fact that I don't know how to draw one character sitting on top of another character without it looking vaguely suggestive. I just. I tried.
Finally: oh my God this week. This week. I can't really say too much right now, because my entire professional life is just so up in the air right now (my pinned tweet on Twitter may give you a clue), but . . . yeah. This week, huh?