Minisquid, the early years.

As I’ve managed to run out of buffer, ideas and time all at once, so I decided to do something I’ve been thinking about for a little while now.

Minisquid.

In which I talk about the origins and behind the scenes on Squid Ink.

This is the earliest squid I still have. It’s about two centimetres tall, and drawn (as best as I can remember) entirely in pencil. It normally lives on my bookshelf. The design has altered a little since then.

I drew it for a school project, which tells you something about how long I’ve had this character for. I then drew it all through the rest of school. I put it aside for a while after that, until I was asked to come up with an idea for a webcomic about books. I decided to use an original character, so I went for something I knew how to draw. The rest is Squid Ink.