Blaise emerges from the icy river only to face a fully manifested manitou on Chapter 9 Page 22. Fortunately for Blaise, Paws makes his reappearance. Gekgekgek! If you missed our Almanac entry about foxes, they make a sound called gekkering when they fight. Listen to what it sounds like here.
I hope you like the design for Chugan as a fully manifested spirit. Julie drew from Huron and Iroquois artwork. He won’t be the only one in this art style. To see Paws-Tread-LIghtly in his manifested form, please vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.