Heheh. Turo has really (
really thick) hair, and it's relatively long. Long enough to cover up his ears, anyway. I explained in one comic that Pokata was always dragging him off by his ears when he did something she didn't like, so he decided to hide his ears behind his hair. Turo's lack of visible ears actually was important to the story at one point, but I've changed the story a little so that's no longer relevant. So now Turo's stuck with no ears
I never really copied any anime. That is, I've never actually drawn any anime fanart. I have copied Disney, however, so my past sketch books are filled with Bambi and stuff like that. I sort of wished that I had copied anime, because I think that's the only way I could learn how to draw the stuff really distinctive of anime, such as gorgeous anime hair!! But now I'm just trying to concentrate on drawing KM.
Actually, the first way I learned how to draw anime was copying one of my peer's anime drawings. We were trying to make an anime movie, but only one of us could actually draw anime characters that were good enuf to be in an animated movie. I hadn't even heard of anime back then, and so had no idea how to draw it. So I just ended up copying her drawings and tweaking them to make new characters. Yeah, I was pretty cheap back then
But after that, I got obsessed with anime.
But I think the anime series that has influenced my style a lot has been Rurouni Kenshin. Part of the storyline was influenced by RK too, as well as the earlier character designs.
Thanx for the compliments! Sometimes I'm not even sure people like my manga, since, for one thing, no one is writing in the forum except you and Kim. So I get very little feedback and hardly anyone votes for me on the Top 33 manga.
But I'll stop whining now and get back to drawing tomorrow's comic!!