Hi everyone! Here's the first of this month's themed illustrations - I went with the comic book character portraits as it seemed to be the most popular, and decided to try and pick characters outside of mainstream superhero books, to get a chance to try different styles and illustrate some less commonly seen characters. 

I'm starting with one of my favourite comics of all time, Tove Jansson's Moomins,and Snorkmaiden in particular. I love the Moomins, and could happily have drawn any of the characters, but Snorkmaiden's mix of self-conscious anxiety and I-don't-care-what-you-think-I'm-amazing is so perfect I couldn't resist drawing her in one of her more relaxed moments.

The next in the series is going to be a big change in style and content, though I'll give you a hint and say it's another kickass female character.

Also, Patrons look out for another Owl People character guide coming later tonight! If you're reading this and you aren't a patron, you'll be able to see it by either waiting till Owl People starts as a regular webcomic later in the summer, or by supporting me - as little as $1 per month really helps, and you get loads of rewards and advance looks at all sorts of artwork.