These, I think, are the first drawings of Jakey ever. (click any of these images to enlarge) --
Here's a look at the design process for our heroine. It took me three pages of my sketchbook before I felt like I'd hit upon a pretty good Sassafras. Here are all three pages. Maybe you like one of the earlier versions better, eh?
I like to plan out the pages before I start the actual drawing, to work out the panel layouts and acting beats. Here's my rough idea for the beginning of part 9:
Then I pencil it for rilz:
For this story, I inked it on my light table, instead of doing it digitally. Here's how that page turned out:
Hopefully, I'll get to come back to Jakey and Sassafras before too long. Although I do have a few other things I want to do first.