Initially I thought Carlos might look a lot like a young Ricardo Montalban, but his voice is really young sounding... so he got progressively less square-jawed and hunk-y in my mind... but he's perfect to Cecil, obviously.
The person behind him is supposed to be black. The colour scheme of the whole picture is light because there is a strong light source coming from behind them, therefore their skin appears lighter. I really can't explain it any more clearly than this. Thank you for being concerned about this sort of thing because it is important. I will try to make it clearer that he's Hispanic if I ever draw him again.
I'm sorry, but I did not intend to make him look white. I based my version of him on one of my relatives who's from Colombia (and also happens to be called Carlos...) I don't really know what else to say...
This is some kind of conspiracy, isn't it? Where did this huge fandom for a radioshow come from? And why is it more popular than radio-titan This American Life? And why is this picture so good? Don't drag me into this fandom...onoooo.... I feel the power... of.... night vale... noooooooooo brb, gonna listen to an episode.