I had a wonderful dream last night, and although I can barely remember the details of it, it's spawned a completely new story project. I'm feeling extremely artistic right now as a result.
My new story has my usual duel theming, in this case a postmodern study of Italian culture with a racism and class discrimination based subplot. It takes place prior to and during the summer Olympic games of 1960, which where held in Rome. The main character is a Rough Collie show dog named Kid Curtis and his owner, who become separated in the Italian countryside after a train wreck.
There's a ton more, but I don't want to give away too many details right now; but I will say it involves a poor farming family and a litter of feral kittens. I may be posting profiles and art of the characters fairly soon.