I met Shelby Denham at Crypticon in 2013. She and I (and Nick Gucker) shared a stage for a live drawing contest. We became “friends” on Facebook and I follow her tumblr feed. We don’t really interact. I see what shows up in her feeds and put in an occasional “like” when the mood strikes me.
I’m not sure when she posted the above image but my first thought, when I saw it, was, “Those would be fun characters to draw!” So eventually I did. Draw them that is.
The guy is named Brouhaha. I don’t know his friend’s name. Perhaps Shelby has a long back story for them. You’d have to ask her.