Minor cleanup, mostly to the visible hand. Like the other single-panel “icon” pages, this one hasn’t been scaled down, just bordered and tweaked a bit.

One potential hardcopy issue is that the side borders, in almost all cases, tread very closely to the maximum “trim” border. For the second edition, they’re no longer full bleed pages (a la the much altered “galactic east” spread) – reformatting from 3×4 to 6×9 on a full-sized page with bleed etceteras leaves a bit of a gap at top and bottom. Not an issue with panel pages, as they live inside the “live area” – the bit that will print No Matter What, which is considerably smaller.

Mastering notes, 2016.12.06 – Removed the decal from the back of Thad’s shirt, thus erasing a continuity error that accidentally creeped in during an earlier edit.


  • A traumatic Awakening in the summer of 1997 was just the beginning of Thad’s emotional problems. The disappearance of most of his Pittsburgh friends a few weeks later compounded his issues and, while he...