Like, I won’t lie there’s some leniency one gets from doing a fantasy comic. Like, if I was to bring in a 4 headed rock hydra and say it reproduces via budding…chances are no one would bat an eye. So there is also a bit of uncertainty when it comes to Mink because let’s face it, they have little tentacle ears and two sets of wings…one can easily say that they don’t really set a good example.
Or maybe they do. That’s the other uncertainty. Mink was initially a background character in Abel’s side story that took on more life than I expected and in a way was non-binary before I even knew the words. And while I’ve certainly done some jabs at the whole “are they a boy or a girl?” in hindsight I have come to realize that there was a bit of my own toying with concepts at play. And that the more I thought on it…the more I realized I didn’t really care or want to know.
Mink’s one of those characters I enjoy drawing and writing because they are such an eccentric type. A wiggly ray of sunshine in what can be a very bleak world at times. And those are the aspects of Mink I prefer to focus on.