I started drawing adult/anime/real-ish versions of classic comic characters one day in class, and had entirely too much fun with it. So I've started expanding them.
These characters are from George Herriman's Krazy Kat, often cited (not unjustly) as the best comic strip ever.
Krazy (genderless as a sprite, referred to as both "he" and "she" within the strips) plays the banjo. Meanwhile, an irate Officer Pupp has confiscated Ignatz Mouse's brick.
(There are vast and poetic themes in the comic, but the basic recurring story is simple: Dog loves Kat, Kat loves Mouse, Mouse hates Kat; Mouse throws bricks at Kat, for which Dog throws Mouse repeatedly in jail, but Kat interprets bricks as sign of affection. Endless variations ensue from this alone.)
Pupp's uniform is only suggested by a bare few lines, so I was winging it on the design. And I'm thinking Krazy should have a furrier and chubbier design, even though I like the slender could-just-be-female silhouette. Ignatz doesn't look like he's married with kids, though it's hard to do that with a mouse.
On the other hand, I do like Pupp's nose, and the way his whole face looks rather handsome, and how Ignatz's pose turned out.
I'll draw them again some time.
The song that Krazy is singing is a favorite: "There Is A Happy Land."