I just looked at this again, and this is perfect. I love the elegance of the storytelling, the surety of the sketches, and that it would be the gentlehearted Bofur who would understand the kid who can't quite live up to his uncle's expectations.
Hehe, this is so sweet ! So this is how Kíli became an archer... Poor Uncle Thorin, that hammer-practice was a fail. I love their expressions (Thorin is being majestic. Again.), Bofur is so cute ! So is little Kíli, of course.
Are the two scenes supposed to take place the same day, though ? Because in the last two panels, Kíli looks MUCH older than in the beginning... He went from kid to teenager.