Pekka remembers a few of the words he learned!
And shooting poses are hard to draw.
"Tac" is my new favorite gunshot noise of all time.
I just need to work an excuse to use "gloup" as a noise and my comic will have achieved perfection.
The French style of onomatopoeia has always read much more dynamic than the regular anglo ones, I find.
I think Pekka needs to get the heck out of there. He's risking too much. They may be good shots, but that wont account for ricochets. He's showing a lot of courage here.
I described Pekka as a coward before, but one thing I don't like with how cowardise is often portrayed in fiction is that it always has to apply to everything, a character that's shy about one thing can't be bold about another. That's not how people work!
For one thing, how scared someone is of something isn't logical and proportional to how dangerous it is. Pekka is more scared of standing up to someone threatening than of running into a battlefield. And it's a situation he sees revolving: if the trolls retreat, the gunmen won't follow them in the snow, while if he angers someone by not doing what they want they have all their time to punish him!
And finally, he's got a child now, he's more motivated to keep his island war free than he used to!
I agree on your assessment of cowardice. Not everything that leaves us frozen with fear is life or death.
Im guessing Pekka is far more concerned about someone getting hurt. Trying to distract and stop them is more important than anything else.
Later on though, he might think back and go, 'oh boy, I could have been shot doing that!'
Unless he does in fact, get shot doing that on the next page!
Lets hope the humans are as good shots as they think they are!