A while ago a tumblr anon asked me to draw a shirtless Astor…I thought about drawing a normal fanservice pic with skin and abs and stuff since that’s probably what they wanted, but instead I’m using this opportunity to show that Astor is not a real boy.
Astor only has the face and general shape of a human boy. Everything below the neck is a solid black shadow—no skin, no bones, no organs (sometimes he appears to show more "skin" but that's just a minor illusion). The members of his species (fiends) take shapes that are familiar to humans in order to blend into their world: animals, objects, or an odd mix of both. Astor is among the most human-like, and he gets a lot of shit from other monsters for that—some of them mistake him for food.
Other humanoid-types tend to think he’s pretty cute, though. Astor may have unknowingly invaded that ghost girl’s haunting ground (her murderer’s closet, maybe) to borrow some clothes, but she certainly doesn’t seem to mind.
ooh there are so many more illustration concepts (not to mention his actual comic) I have in mind for him but I can't seem to get them down the way I want I am so frustrate But yeah he has all my love right now so hopefully I'll show more of him soon *u*