I've gotta hand it to developing character relationships. The comic is a horror/fantasy that takes place in what is essentially a parallel universe to our own. The main character of my comic is a 15-year-old foster kid. She's an optimist and tries not to let her lack of a typical family arrangement get in the way of things. Sparing you a whole novel's worth of backstory and explanation, this girl essentially gets adopted by a reaper (technically only half-reaper, but that's irrelivant. Though it's worth mentioning he abuses his powers to save children). The reaper himself had a less than ideal upbringing as a kid, not to mention he's unable to have biological offspring of his own, and seeing him connect with this girl is pretty tender and makes me feel really good when drawing. I love drawing the slow progression of their relationship. Watching them go from confused and unsure, like complete strangers, to essentially what is just a very wholesome child/guardian relationship.
I also like the complexity of some of the other relationships in the comic. Such as the main antagonist falling in love with one of the main protagonists. Drawing out her emotions and thought processes is an interesting experience for me. Watching two halves of her fighting over whether to kill or spare the protagonist is just....well, again, interesting.
Artistically, I like that my comic is painstakingly drawn in ball-point pen. The colors are digital, but the lines themselves are all hand drawn in ink. The original comic pages were completely digital, but I didn't feel like they were a good representation of my true art style. So I actually pushed back the comic's official release date to early 2020 just so I could redraw every page in pen. It is a pain but I'm proud of myself for prioritizing my happiness with the comic over just getting it out on a certain date. And I do like the look of the handrawn style significantly better. It gives it a bit of dirty, grittiness that I think fits the aesthetic better than clean vector lines.