Nope, other than the fact that the brief, throwaway joke comics that would eventually evolve into EMPOWERED first started when I was wrapping up LIVEWIRES. Having decided to give Emp a hunky boyfriend-to-be on a whim, I casually sleazed up a look for him on the fly that pretty much split the difference between LIVEWIRES’ Hollowpoint Ninja (size, base facial structure, physique) and my version of GEN13’s Grunge (hairstyle, ethnicity). If I’d had any idea back then that EMPOWERED was “gonna be a thing,” I might’ve spent more time* giving Thugboy a more distinct and differentiated character design.
*Or, indeed, ANY time at all, as I never drew up actual character design sheets for Thugboy—or Emp, or Ninjette, or Spooky, or anyone else in EMPOWERED vol.1. Instead, I just “winged it” and drew the characters straight on the comic page, without the slightest bit of preparation or design work beforehand.