So guess what, I hated this cover after inked and I coloured it.
It's not awful it's just....eegghhh kind of awkward. Came out weirdly dead and stiff... and doesn't really say anything about the comic... Ughhh....
So now I'm working on attempt 2. I had a brainwave and realised that the thing people like about my work, and liked about my old webcomics was the ensemble casts and the dynamics between them, so I decided maybe more of an "ensemble" look would work best. With the slightly dysfunctional look and that title, it feels almost like it's a sitcom.
Work in progress is coming along nicely. It's a little nervewracking drawing some of these characters before I've drawn them in pages... but hopefully they're consistent enough with how they end up. Plus this way, everyone is blessed by the presence of adult Sarin Aoki, winner of the "gayest glow up" award.