And here marks the introduction of one of my favourite characters in THE STANDARD.  Dwight Dowalski, AKA The Skunk, is actually a character whose creation, in concept, pre-dates The Standard.  Before I seriously got into writing comics, I had been participating in a “create a hero/villain” game online, and came up with The Skunk.  Here was my original, shoddily-drawn design:


Jonathan Rector actually ended up keeping quite a few elements of this early design when he drew up his own version, though of course he made it much, much better…


I just love that big, bushy tail!