So besides creating a persona for each character, the cartoonist must develop the character's appearance. The above sketches are different versions of Herman.
Herman is based on my dog, April. The name Herman was my ex-wife's childhood pet's name.
Any way, when doing a daily strip the character must be easy to draw and fun. The version of Herman I am using in the strip, though still changing a bit, is what I landed on. Enjoy!