Strip 5: Back to the show! Oh, to be a 20-something with boundless energy again. Vinci comes across as a one-dimensional ootsy-cutesy dunce in these early strips, but there was a calculated reason for this, which I will get to later. His tail here was also a casualty of the early design. In his current look, he sports a very stunted looking tail that is more the length of a toy dog’s tail than a raccoon’s. I ended up going with this because I felt bad for him having a big stupid tail AND those big stupid ears. He’s supposed to look like a very unconventional, awkward raccoon and I feel like the stumpy tail balances him out a bit and adds that extra bit of weirdness. These early strips still feature the longer tail. Enjoy it while you got it, Vinch!