Signed lower right: "Paul Endres Jr.".
From The L#ST B#YS: Paul Endres Jr.'s Children of the Burden. Year 15 Post Burden:
If the public were to learn the truth of Octavian's counterfeit claims of eternal youth, not only would his hold on New Boston be in jeopardy but so would his life. Forever the chauvinist, Octavian had no issue burying his past, though his collaborator Everett Whipple felt increasingly guilty for his role in the lengths to which Octavian would protect himself, entrusted the secret to three separate parties, the first of which was the Bixton family.
Nancy Bixton, who fought along side the United American League (U. A. L.) many times during the Cephalophoric War, was known foremost for her ability to survive. After escaping Ocampo's forces at the Defense of Long Bridge, a famously botched operation, she garnered some attention from U.A.L. leadership. It should be no surprise that years later Everette Whipple entrusted the Secret of the Fisherman's Flag to her. The mother of two equally resourceful children, Nancy fled Octavian's New Boston justifiably fearing for their lives, though fully capable of venturying into Burden America.
Desperate to squelch any possiblity of dessension, Octavian sent many to capture the family. P.J. Endres Jr. depicts the Bixton fmaily after they've baited a trap for their pursuer, the accomplished hunter Lord Monmouth, whose proclivity for pre-Burden desserts may prove fatal.