While working on this project, I asked around who knew who Oswald was. I’m surprised how people there are who don’t. Basically, he’s the original “Mickey”. He was made by Walt Disney but the rights to him were lost. Then he made Mickey in replacement. So you can say that Oswald is the long lost older brother of Mickey Mouse.
The design of Oswald is based on his original colors of all black with a white face and blue shorts. I didn't want him to simply be a palette swap of Mickey so I gave him a more unique attire design and a completely different key blade.
Mickey and Oswald fighting back to back in a desperate hopeless battle.
Mickey Mouse is of course © Walt Disney
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is proudly again property of the Walt Disney Company
Mickey Design and Heartless are © Square Enix
Oswald design and Image © Reji Maindrid