They’re all supposed to look similar to one another, they’re related meaning they’re from the same litter. A pack of siblings who just found it easier to stick together as adults. I tried to give them all slight but similar features. Schaa and Yichoa’s bodies are basically the same but she’s taller and her face is a bit longer, Ioa looks like a smaller big eared Schaa, Yichoa and Ioa’s mouths are the same shape, their eyes are all in the same relative location, very similar markings, ect. Haha, their names all share mostly the same letters too!
I could defiantly stretch their over all shapes more to reflect their different personalities though. I could also make a comparison sketch between Pack Ominous and the other “canid” characters who show up! In order to show some more variety, I don’t make too generic designs I promise!
AHH! I’m so flattered!!
Probably first I’ll attempt to get it digitally published (Kindle) but I would really like to have some copies in print, even if only like 30 are ever sold, at least so people who really like my work don’t need an internet connection to see it. If I do get that opportunity, La Brea will be one of the longest full-color graphic novels printed, being upwards of 340 consecutive pages.
I think having digital, hardcover, softcover, and even “pocket sized” options would be really neat to do! To give people the chance to save some money.
I’ve just been calling them Epicyons, but I’m not too specific with them. There will also be a Hyaenodon and Amphicyon who appear in the comic (although for a very short time). I try to keep them all looking like obviously different species, while still remaining unique to the comic and not stretching the look until the species is totally unrecognizable. I might have to shorten their faces….
And thank you! I really hope I can start posting at least semi-regularly.