The photos in the background of cell #1 were drawn mostly by Twiggy, so big thanks to him. You can click here for the full-size versions. And an extra big thanks to everyone who showed up to watch me draw much of this strip on Ustream! They're the ones that suggested Rhino and Panda as species.
I plan to draw the comic live every Saturday from now on, probably starting at about noon EST, so do check in when it's time to see if I'm up. As usual, I'll update my Twitter, FA, and LJ (from now on, anyways) when I start streaming.
Jim is one of the few heterosexual models employed by Big Shots, so you can imagine he and Rick get along pretty well. He still keeps his day job as a construction worker (a motif often explored in Francis's photography with Jim). For a long while, he kept this gig a secret from his construction worker buddies, but word slipped out, and now the jokes just don't seem to end...
Kun was born in China, but his family moved here to America when he wasn't even a year old. His Chinese mother married a panda who had lived in America already for his whole life, which allowed Kun to get an early grasp on both English and Chinese.
When not modeling or working as a translator, Kun likes to do archery, and has been known to use his skills to rob the rich and give to the poor, when he can be bothered.