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This 5 page comic was commissioned by friends on the cusp of giving birth to twins. They wanted 5 pages, in full color, to print out and hang on the walls of their twin sons' room.
Based on their love of Indiana Jones and Tin Tin and their desire to depict a love of adventure and exploration along with the bonds of brotherhood, I concepted this 5 page piece, starting at the left and right sides and meeting in the center.
Since it was for a Chinese-American couple, I took the opportunity to tie in the Chinese right-to-left reading style for the brother on the right side. The page in the center is completely symmetrical so that it can be read in both directions. Being the year of the Tiger, jungle cat acts as their guide as they explore and grow into adults through these pages. Both titles say "Brothers" in their respective languages.
As of this posting, I've heard that they've given birth to two healthy baby boys... so congratulations, guys! Hope the comic gives you and them something to bond over, throughout the years!