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Inspiration for Bug & Claw

I've been asked a few times what the inspiration for Bug & Claw has been. The ideas for Bug & Claw, starting with Phil and Fred, two unlikely friends of humanoid lady bug and crab, came to me at times that I needed escape. Ladybugs kept getting into my office, a single one landing on me or my computer, distracting me, it seemed when I needed it most. Creative writing and imagination began to expand, influenced by some of my favourite media over the years.


  1. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  2. The Dark Crystal
  3. Arrietty
  4. The City of Ember
  5. Wizards
  6. Princess Mononoke
  7. The Fountain
  8. Atlantis
  9. The Green Knight
  10. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
  11. The Neverending Story
  12. Hook
  13. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids


  1. Fraggle Rock
  2. Samurai Jack
  3. The 100
  4. Tales of the Riverbank
  5. The Wind in the Willows
  6. (Original) Ninja Turtles


  1. Redwall
  2. Children of Time series
  3. Wayward Pines series


  1. The Keepers of the Maser
  2. Amulet
  3. Mouse Guard

Video Games

  1. Horizon Zero Dawn
  2. Fallout 3
  3. Fallout New Vegas
  4. Eastward
  5. Citizen Sleeper
  6. Hollow Knight
  7. Final Fantasy 5