The creation of this story was spurred mainly by one of the most unlikely events imaginable: The release of “The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue”.
Views on this sequel to “The Secret of NIMH” are manifold but I was personally appalled at the lack of “feeling” and “depth” put forward in both storyline and character design.
In the end, the poor quality of this sequel enticed me to pick up paper and pencil and, for the first time in my life, draw. My intention was simple. I wanted to see whether somebody with no training in art and with only mediocre talent would be able to do a better job than the creators of this piece of animation infamy.
The hallowed work of Ken Sinshow, rightfully famous among NIMH fans for his astounding graphic novel “NIMH: The Unauthorized Sequel”, was the main inspiration behind this project.
Here are some of the ideas and motivations that went into the way I chose to render the different characters.