We've been kicking around the idea of Hip-Star for some time, and I'm happy with this strip!
One thing about this comic: I did stress myself in the end. I underestimated the coloring, and grew frustrated by it. Thankfully Sozo wheeled me in, phew!
So Hip-Star is essentially a hipster vampire, with the ability to turn anybody into one of her own kind...
Maybe she's the founder of Portland.