This is Cap’n Bart (short for Barthalomew; the name is usually a mouthful for his crew because it’s so ancient). He’s my transman sea/sky pirate! Originally, he joined the ship as the deck swabber, then he led a mutiny against the original captain, who was tyrannical as hell. Bart joined the pirates in the first place to escape the incoming Boarmen (Homo scrofa) invasion. See, the Boarmen are strict believers in the gender binary, and they don’t like “sex traitors” or other “deviants.” Bart left to avoid being killed. They also hate body modification of any kind, so Bart would have been singled out for the scars on his chest, his piercings, and tattoos.
While escaping, Bart removed his piercings and covered his tattoos, then also gave himself a mohawk to act like he was supportive of the Boarmen’s ideals. Once it was safe, he began growing his hair back out. He’ll chop it again in the future, so expect his hair to change a bit.
Anyway, I’m working on his and his crew’s story right now. I already have the various sub-species for the Homo genus planned, as well as most of their cultures. The cat guys I was drawing a while back will show up in this. It’s ridiculously fun.