The first half is a combination of honeymoonkiss mentioning that Grandpa looked like Buddha on the last page, and also reminding me how much I loved the idea of Master Roshi + Grandpa Hino hanging out. Anyone else think they'd make awesome friends? Hangin' at the beach, sippin' tea, sparring each other and perving at the girls on TV. He doesn't seem to like his impression of Buddha, though. Hmm.
The second part is the important part of this page, though. As you obviously are aware Four King Hell is a fan-series (fanart, fanfic, doujinshi, whatever you'd like to call it). So therefore, if they don't look or sound like the characters you're used to, then it's a failure at being a fan-series.
So I've finally gotten around to doing something I've been meaning to do for a while, which is refine the way I draw the guys to make sure they look closer to the way they appear in the series. General quality notwithstanding, the four faces down the bottom are how I hope to portray the Four Kings from now on, refreshing my memory constantly so I don't lapse. You may not be able to see any differences, but I can, and it makes me feel waarrrrmm and fuzzy.
On the same topic, the other half of making sure they resemble the characters they're meant to is to make sure that what they do/say and how they do/say it is in-character for them. So, if you see something in the comic that strikes you as being particularly OOC for any character, please tell me! This is a fan-series, so if it doesn't appeal to those fans, it's no good.
Thanks for listening! Hopefully a new page is speedin' onwards!
but but but!
I liked your old style but if this makes you happy go for it. i loved how zoisite looked more feminine, and king of reminded me of fisheye, and Jad was so cute and adorable boyish then he was in the series. either way i cant wait for more!
I love the new style! You can really see how distinctive they all are in their features. I think you're doing an awesome job so far on accuracy, but I think you also deserve leeway for writing something that's going so far beyond the canon (i.e. pansexual aliens). All of this stuff is wide open for interpretation.
Jadeite is no longer my type! Which I'm sure is for the best, he's a toxic one he is. I like Zoisite and Kunzite better this way. Nephrite seems to be back to being competent, though I thought he was cute the other way.