Do you ever wonder what the Mysterious Animal (or is it a Horrible Creature?) is thinking about in one of these sketchbook drawings? Hint: it is probably not going to advance the implied plot too much. Also, it is not much of a surprise.
This drawing was originally intended to be about the interplay between the characters inked with the scritchy-scratchy pen and the powerful figure inked with a brush. It was supposed to be an adventure illustration kind of thing. But now it’s mostly about a younger version of Bud in a very groovy costume and one of Those Animals With Black Ears.
And one of the best sentences I have ever written. “This animal is thinking about hummus + pita.” Bet you are too, now. With an arrow and everything.