Oh man, this page. These characters. HAH!

The other students featured here were based off two particularly sarcastic co-workers of mine who supported the project from the start. When they initially saw the sketches/thumbnailing for this scene, they wanted screen time based off these two – and I’m so happy we were able to. So here’s to you guys! “We’d totally be the little shits in that class, giving him hell.”

I was laughing so hard when Tristan released his drafts of these character’s faces and designs based off my sketches.

Writing wise, I knew it had to be hard for Nima surrounded by a class of kids who were in a different maturity level all together. While he does endure some snubbing and soft-bullying, he is quick to defend his pride and his place among peers and “hit ’em where it hurts.”