This is very unmistakably a copy of The Yoks bearded character.
Sure enough The Yok has drawn this character in various versions whereas bestial design … just once.
They submitted this entry on a Buenos Aires, Argentina conkurs held by Monoblock: Premio Destapa ’09
There is no credit at all mentioning The Yok
There are a lot more drawings of the same character in different settings and with changing props at
The artists “The Yok” website: http://theyok.com
I notified the artist and he told me he would contact them. I haven’t heard back from him, yet. Meanwhile it was ok for him to publish this here.
Another significant piece of information is that Bestial Design is no stranger to this blog:
Horsebites own post:
I now totally believe Bestial Designs “explanation”.
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