This illustration is a bit of a tear jerker from me, and marks the growth Gretchen has made in her life throughout the series. From the hopeless witch who could barely cobble together a reliable potion without burning her house down, she has transformed into something else entirely.
The thread of Aunt Esme has dangled throughout the entire series, and I like to think that Gretchen didn’t find her missing aunt until she was ready to let her go. It’s a pretty symbolic moment, and one we all face at some point in our lives.
The illustrator, Rod Savely has been a pleasure to work with on these images, and they will be included in the complete collection print edition on each title page.
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