I try to strike a balance in my Mosaics between drama and something more light-hearted. Ideally, I'd be trying to put elements of both into them, but there's only so much you can do with a single page.
I think I fumbled the ball pretty badly there - when I drew that panel, I forgot I was drawing for the web. Hence, all the finer details have come out blurry and hard to read. At one poitn I was going to erase those completwely, but I figured, whut the heck. leave 'em in and see if anyone picks up on 'em.
I aired this style before on Tony Jackson's 'First Impression' Mosaic, but I wanted to take a while to refine it a bit. Still some room to tweak it further, I think, but I was trying to reach a place where it was all still fun to draw and not getting too technical.
Nobody seems to have spotted it yet, but the whole page is actually an homage to John Layman's excellent 'Chew', which frequently uses these sorts of narratives as recaps or character intros.