The Horror

March 2005

I feel this character design is unfairly characterized as being sexual. Show me a way to draw an external sphincter without making it look anal, or vertical orifices which don't look vaginal, and I'll go for it. Until then, people are just going to have to accept the idea that there is such a thing as coincidence.

At any rate, my concept here was a creature which was equal parts vertebrate and plant. I think I succeeded admirably, with rear legs, especially, which speaks of the trunks of trees, and odd knobs sticking out all over the place which seem like the tender shoots of a growing plant. Those teeth, though, and those eyes... those are plenty vertebrate. Upsetting.