At this point, numbering the pages has become a bit pointless, as I'm still tweaking the pacing. In this scene, Calimbo is putting the puzzle together in his head. I'm of two minds here: 1) use this image to contrast M's contemplation (or freak out); or 2) use this and similar images to show C putting the whole puzzle together, maybe even spacing them out throughout the story.
Here's the thumbnail, which better explains how I might overlap other images onto this one to create a "puzzle" effect.
Here's a sketch that I used to work out the positioning, et cetera. It's subtle, but I actually tilted the head slightly for the final image.
Here's an initial ink version. I often start inking with a pen, and then go back with a brush. I prefer the fluid look of a brush, but I don't always trust that I can make it work. I tried out a new whiteout method for this page. It's an acrylic paint that does a decent job of cover-up; unfortunately, when I went to erase, I wound up smearing it. So, next time: be patient!
I think Mark! might be right: that C looks more sinister than thoughtful. I made the smoke come out of his nose, because I thought it might suggest that his brain was working; besides, so far, I've only shown him holding the cigar, but not actually smoking it.