Flo excels at the kind of world-building that rewards her thorough investment, the thought she’s put into every aspect of it. Topography becomes history, history becomes culture… This is more my kind of world-building, a bold, quick sketch, with details to maybe follow later if we feel like it. (We would, in fact, bring up Skryber Pass again in the series’ last page.)

As a younger writer, I had little patience for such scene-setting, but now I recognize how important it is for your environments to feel lived in. (Or…floated in? Aw, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.)

God bless Gravedust’s relatively calm narrative style. I think the level of understatement he brings to panel 5 counts as a punchline.