I wanted to draw these two characters together for a while. Aimee Brightower is one of two protagonists in Galaxy High, who I drew back in 2015. Lum is the female lead of Urusei Yatsura, who I drew on commission in 2020. Both girls were in the 1 Club prior to this pic, but I wanted to pair them with each other rather than more popular characters like I do for that series. So, instead, I dusted off the Studio Tour series for the first time in a while. Urusei Yatsura and Galaxy High have an interesting history together. Urusei Yatsura was extremely popular in its day (and has a new series airing right now, though I haven’t watched it yet), and Shinsha was tasked with creating a similar series for the western market, since importing anime was rare back then. They created Galaxy High, and inverted the “alien girl in human school” premise to “human boy and girl go to alien school”. They also traced some animation from UY for GH, including the last shot of the opening credits where Aimee looks a lot more like Lum than usual.