Aside from a few doodles, this is really the "first" Fangbone drawing I ever completed. It's still very rough, and sketchy, but this image nailed down what I was thinking about. "Bonesword" was the kid barbarian's name for a short while, but was changed to Fangbone very early in the project.
Bill also became bolder, and a more important part of the story. In this drawing he looks like the just tags along being scared.
I think that original title of the book was "Bonesword and Bill" for a bit as well. The main reason "Bonesword" was changed is that it was a tough word to read correctly. It could be read as "Bone-sword" which was correct, but people also read it as "Bone's-word" which was not my inattention at all.
I like this drawing. When I was first thinking about this idea, it was more of an illustrated chapter book, and not a comic, so this detailed, fussy style might have worked.