The following characters, as they populate, are from a fan-made story that is cowritten by Maya Krueger, titled American Monsters.
Based in Okayado’s Monster Musume manga, the story focuses on the exploits and troubles experienced by a Texas-based, mixed human/monster street gang known as “The Venue Gang”. Joined by two abandoned, seemingly replaced Extraspecies government agents, the gang faces more than just trouble from their fellow criminals. In addition, flagrant lies, false media-reporting and manipulation of public perception are all problems that they must circumvent.
This has been an interesting project for me. When I was contacted, Maya had mentioned that she’s been following my work, and really wanted me to work on this project. I mentioned that I’ve never really worked on an anime/manga-styled piece and I was willing to try it if she really wanted me to. Shortly thereafter, we worked out the details of the projects and I began.
Maya supplied me with very well written descriptions, supplied me with references to show her thoughts on the piece and what types of clothing they wore, colors, etc. After thoroughly reading through it I presented her comps. She made her small edits, I made my edits, and we began on the final which you see here.
I encourage you to read up on Maya’s story which I’ve included with the link.
Aderyn Derrow © Maya Krueger. Illustration by Adam Miconi.