“The Ancient Minion” was another character introduced late in the Minions at Work 1.o run. I really liked the idea of the character, but he was hard to come up with single-panels for. He tends to be kind of static, and what is interesting about him isn’t so much what he says, but how other characters relate to him. Without the possibility of actual conversation, the possibilities were limited. And much as I liked building these “giant mountain of boxes” sets, his isolation also limited what I could do with him.

I think we’ll see more of him in MAW 2.o, in and out of his mountain-top. I’m actually considering the idea of his appearing to characters as an astral projection or in a kind of “Force ghost” form. I think that offers some interesting possibilities!