Although I am a terrible artist, it is the creativity and explanation that counts. On page 74, Ivan is turning in dirty plates to the cleaners for an extra serving. He had swindled the cleaner by taking plates that had already been cleaned so he could get food. I made the prisoners look like rats because they are like the peasants for the country. Also, rats are pretty sneaky, so since Ivan was committing a sneaky move, I made him a rat. The cleaners and cooks are cats because a rat's enemy is a cat. The cleaner was not going to fall for it, and he fought with Ivan about it. That made it seem like they were enemies. I added an exclamation point to the text due to the fact that Ivan had screamed at the cleaner. I also added his arm extended toward the clean plates section so you could easily notice his tricky, sneaky plan.
I decided to make it about this is because it shows how desperate prisoners are to get the tiny amounts of food. It also shows that not enough food is given to the prisoners compared to the amount of work due to the fact that the prisoners still want more food.