The influence of "The Boondocks" was very strong here. However, I'm also a student of other comic artists like Jaime Hernandez, Howard Chaykin, and Bruce Timm. I wanted the art to be sexier, the character dynamics to be more organic, and the stories to be a little larger in scale. The slight angst and feelings of self-righteousness that came from writing about social issues gave way to a desire to weave a more complex narrative.
I knew that I had my cast, but was trying to figure out just what to do with them. In the next post, I'll be discussing some early romantic developments with two of the characters.