This is the first chance to see how Nob Mouse and co have developed as characters in the eight years since they last appeared in a comic. Despite not being able to overcome the hurdle Pie Noon represented until now I did not stop drawing the characters in sketches and numerous attempts to produce this story. As a result, my technique has developed and the characters look a little more solid now. I think it makes them look a lot better.

It’s worth noting at this point that while Nob Mouse now looks drastically different to how he looked in most of Series One you can see the development from the amorphous, fuzzy blob design to the new, solid design as the series progresses. Nasties! is where his solid shape first develops and his new nose shape arrives in episode six of the same story.

Bricky has the most significant change of look, having gone from a lumpy-headed brick shape to looking more like a yellow house brick. The new design makes him seem more ‘real’, I think.