This page introduces a character who has been mentioned in past pages, but has never been shown until now: Rita, Chelsea’s foster mom. As can be assumed since she’s been mostly absent or out-of-sight before this page, the two don’t exactly share a very close familial relationship. Instead, Rita basically acts as a room and board, treating Chelsea more like a tenant than a potential daughter.
Another reason why Chelsea has needed Pearl all this time, which will make losing her all the more difficult.
In other P&C-related news, as of last week we have started up an official “Peterverse” channel on Discord! If you use the app and would like to chat it up with the authors and dozens of other readers of the comics, head on over and join in!
I’d like to thank everyone who followed what happened over the past month. To those who didn’t get the news on Twitter/Tumblr, back in mid-June I suffered from a herniated disc in my lower spine that completely cut off my capabilities to draw or work on the computer. I finally have managed to recover from it, so Whitney and I are now back to producing both Peter & Company and Peter & Whitney once again, resuming our bi-weekly update schedule for each.
In other good news, my period of unemployment has officially ended as of this week as well! I’ll be working Monday-Wednesday for the time being (until they have more hours for me — ultimately I hope to be bumped up to full-time before long), so the stream schedule will consist of the following, starting Sunday, July 24 (all times EST):
Sundays @8pm: Penciling the following week’s comic page (switching between P&C and P&W each week)
Wednesdays @8pm: Whitney Wednesdays! Whitney takes control of the stream to color the upcoming page.
Thursdays and Fridays @2pm: Working on Whitney Cosplays (until they’re all finished)
Stream page: http://peterandcompany.tigerdile.com
The times above are subject to change depending on various things (Whitney’s work schedule can fluctuate), so to be notified whenever the stream goes live, follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jonponikvar