Defiant Elk speaks with Distant Smoke on Chapter 13, Page 10. Grandma runs this town. She does it through the soft power of advice, relationships, and respect. This style of leadership works well for small communities and is intensely personal. A less capable grandma could spell disaster for the community.
In Chapter 14, we’ll see some of the power dynamics in Sherbourg. Things don’t run as smoothly there. However, its power structure is based on law, tradition, and institutions. A weak leader is not as detrimental to the entire community, as the society has other forms of support. There are always trade offs in governmental structures, and it’s not one-size-fits-all.
You can see Toothy Kit’s reaction to hearing about Grandma’s decision when you vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.
Steph and I are attending Denver Comic Con this coming weekend! We’re very excited to head out west from our Northeastern Woodlands to the Wall of the West!