Originally, Zona was going to play a smaller role, and was barely in the story. It was these early drawings that made me realize she needed to play a bigger part in the story. She just carries a presence of confidence and strength, similar to how Storm was portrayed in “X-Men” in the ’80s.
Early on I thought it would be fun if our Hominid characters wore modern day clothes that washed up on the beach. That’s why you see Keyli with glasses on in some of these older sketches. This was at a time when the story was completely different. At that point, they all lived on a ‘mysterious island’ in modern times. It was all very much like “Lost”. Once I watched that show, I had to go back and change everything.