This was second of the first strips to be drawn entirely by my graphics tablet, and really I was impressed that I even got that far. Graphic tablets, for those that are unused to them, have a VERY hard time getting used to them. Then theres me with very strange lacking of skills in the eye to hand coordination problem.
Monkey Bear is easiest described as a soft toy with the typical mentality of a child. This means writing him with the knowledge that even should he grow intellectually, he’s still of a child’s maturity. One of the characters that helped inspire him was GIR from Invader ZIM, and his design is made similar from one I saw in an anime. I actually used Monkey Bear’s image in several artworks as I grew up, most importantly during school, and he will have a brief appearance as an actual soft toy in another comic project that I will begin in the future. Hopefully by then I’ll be better with the tablet.