If you pay attention to panel 5, you’ll notice I stuck a webcomic character cameo there: Cally from Spy6Teen. Drawing crowd scenes can be tough because I want to give the people in the scene their own individual look, but I don’t want to spend all day designing extras. The simple answer is to drop in a cameo. Cameo characters are a lot more fun than just drawing random military person #38. It allows me to show my appreciation for the other person’s work and it allows me to share the work with you so that you can become a fan too.
Depending on how many crowd scenes appear in the comic, don’t be surprised if even more cameos show up. Have a cameo you’d like to suggest to me? Drop a line! I always welcome the chance to showcase other creators’ characters for fun stuff like this.