No, it's not a trick. It's a real, well, digital, four page comic with a cover. All in the spirit of actually making comics instead of talking about making them. This version is free as it's only lineart. I'll be making some deliciously coloured and shaded versions to sell.
If you're looking for a knee-slapping ending, it's not here. I'm just exploring a point A to point B short story. It was an experiment in doing a story without relying on facial expressions (as fun as they are), and have a story that's clear without written description.
Why would those be work buying? Because I have mad toning and colouring skillz, yo! Trust me, that's worth it.