This is my oldest character, Samoa. I used to draw him before I could write. I stopped initially because I found out he looked a lot like the illustration of the Namco video game character “Klonoa”, and it began a long-standing fear of plagiarism. Later in my life, I had to discover over time that creativity wasn’t the creation of an idea out of thin air, but a culmination of the loves and experiences you had in the past into something entirely new. I can’t stop drawing this rabbit now, because he reminds me of so many things I love… and Klonoa, a little bit, in terms of appearance! I’ve never actually played it.