Ever since I adopted my American Pit Bull Terrier, Fitch, I have been thinking of basing a character or even a species of creature off of him.  I admire the broad and powerful musculature of a pit bull because it symbolizes that they are strong and reliable as a grass-fed ox when properly trained.  Fitch’s brindle coat, which is dark brown with black stripes, is both exotic and shiny, which signifies that pit bulls have a beauty to them.  The way Fitch walks is determined and he always strides right next to me wherever I go, which demonstrates his loyalty and love.  Finally, Fitch’s light brown eyes expresses a deep innocence and love that only special creatures can exhibit.  If I was to base a creature off of Fitch, I would make one that embodies an elegant balance between ferocity, beauty, and cuteness.  I can already picture what this animal will look like compared to Fitch and I look forward to it to make an appearance in my fifth volume.


  1. I love this breed so much and I’m so glad to hear someone using them as an inspiration to create something beautiful. Too often are these misunderstood dogs used to inspire fear and to portray violence. I have never meant a mean dog that wasn’t made that way by a mean person or bad circumstances and it’s nice to see other people remembering their loving and loyal nature as well. Thank You!

  2. That is a great idea Grady! Have you seen the Hulk movie with those genetically modified dogs? If not, you should watch it, there are some pretty good ideas behind the graphics!

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