He’s been guarding that gate for eons. Still a dragon, just one that appreciates gentility.
So, the good news is, if you can see this, the auto-updater worked! The bad news is, I did not have enough time to complete all elements of the comic before my vacation. So, what you’re seeing is the “blackwork” version, before I clean up all the pencil and paint in all the grays. When I come back, I promise I’ll reload a cleaned-up version for posterity.
EDIT: Cleaned version is now available! Enjoy!