I'm here today to share the news that in the Warsaw zoo, there's been some renovation going on and now a new exhibit for the snow leopards has been completed. And it's huge!
The new tenant has also finally shown his face to the fans. Meet Jamir, a 2-year-old snow leopard! Soon a girl is going to arrive here too. : D
... And he's lazy, just like his predecessors.
The original inspiration for my comic was a pair of old snow leopards that lived here before him, in a smaller cage. They've had quite a few cubs together and overall got along awfully well. <D Now they have moved to the city of Bydgoszcz. I need to visit them there soon too!
BTW, the Snow Leopard from my comic was based more on the female one. xD They were both very lazy all the time, but there was just one exception. When the lazy Mrs. snow leopard had cubs - just once in her life - I saw her sooo full of energy, jumping just like the small ones, playing around, moving rapidly and making great leaps in the air. : DDD It was such a huge discord to what I usually saw, that it made me draw a comic about a character just like that. Lazy on the surface, but capable of great things when the situation called for it.
I hope you will find your own inspiration for the comics in the real world too. :3
Good luck! ♥