The post-Kickstarter stuff is plugging along while I wait for the books to be printed. But things are going well and I wanted to share this pic of Jim and Karl as two characters from on of my all time favorite anime series.

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If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 15 or so years, the anime is Cowboy Bebop. I remember when Cartoon Network added this to their Adult Swim line-up. I like Outlaw Star and so I figured I’d probably like this as well. Boy, did I. I had a sci-fi action story that I had been writing at the time (my first really big story) called Lance and The Scythe. Originally, the characters flew and shoot beams out of their hands like Dragonball Z. After watching Cowboy Bebop, I went back and rewrote it. It changed the stories I wanted to write and it changed the way I viewed animation. To say that it had an influence on me is an understatement.

I think the picture is also fitting because the character dynamics match up pretty well. Jim is the hothead who pisses everyone off while Karl is the cooler head that tries to keep Jim in check. Plus, they kind of looked like them already. I mean Jim already had the hair and a blue jacket.

Anyway, I’m really happy with this art and wanted to share it.