Had this idea for a comic I worked on, even have pictures of pages I've done as proof of concept but feel unsure posting them. I do however, feel comfortable sharing my idea with the story. Imagine Redwall, but with a bit of a twist.>The Harrow
A post-apocalyptic setting set in an ambiguous part of the world in a countryside, for all we know it could be Europe. In lieu of humans suddenly disappearing, the world is now inhabited by pseudo-anthropomorphic animals with mammals being the convergent replacement to humans by bearing the most human-like features which is technologically set in the mid-late 1800's. Other races included that have been morphed by this phenomenon known as the "Upright" in their religion are reptiles, birds, amphibians and arthropods.
Enter a handyman Wolf Spider whom is a former war veteran and his field mouse apprentice as they travel the countryside for work and adventure. Because insects and arthropods are viewed as second class citizens due to their lack of facial expressions which depict them as scary-looking he originally lived apethetic and sought to simply go by the natural cycle of life until he dies, but with somebody contrasting like the mouse to show him that every day of life is something worth living rather than surviving whilst the spider made a vow to the mouse girl's late father to make sure.
Very Miyazaki-inspired in terms of art. Proposed to break stereotypes of having a protagonist that isn't visually pleasing to look at but grow to sympathise with them throughout the story for spiders are initially perceived commonly as antagonists or deceitful, with the mouse girl acting as the visual expression due to her being the more emotional of the duo.