Dear friends, despite the ease with which it appears Arne produces such amazing artwork, it’s a monstrous job involving meticulous design, rendering power and time, and copious post-production. Add the complexity of, say, ramped up battle scenes at the culmination of the present volume of Vania’s tale, and you’re going to, unfortunately, need a little extra breathing room to get things just right.

And that’s why you’re being forced to look upon the nubile loveliness of the princess of Treverium this week. Yeah, poor you.

But do return for next week’s continuation of the storied “Battle of Treverium” to see which way the tide turns!