The way this works is you - the reader - are a character in the story. "You" are the one in front of this young man receiving your boots and gloves, which "you" are trying in at the 2nd to last panel.
All comic book sequences in The League of Art Travelers stories and expeditions will be presented in this manner, with the student being part of the story.
Traveler Boots #2
Traveler Boots #3
Traveler Boots #4 (this page)
Lots of Fun Designs