While I’ve read my fair share of manga (Area 88, Planetes and Lone Wolf and Cub) it doesn’t seem to me that my art’s been heavily influenced by it. However, any aficionado of anime would recognize the “embarrassed” gesture I used for Baldwin in the fourth panel. After starting pretty much in the real world, it’s nice to start the journey into the otherwordly arena of mythology. As I write this, I’m also putting the finishing touches on the first fight sequence. So it’s off to the races.