I don't know much of anything about the story behind these characters (I apologize for that! :-/ ), but this has a really great, deep meaning... I love it. And I think the rough style is totally awesome! Brilliant work!
Ah! I've been going over your _entire_ gallery of these guys and laughing and crying the whole way. I finally have an idea of who they all are, now. Though I haven't checked out the webcomic.... Bad me. There's just so much of it.... But alas! I shall have an enormously fun time going over it all! It'll be interesting going from your style and take on the story and characters to the original! Anyway, fantastic work, once again!