Monday, October 20, 2008

Original Character Meme

This is an Original Character Meme, the original of which was found on deviantart. I had a ton of fun doing this, visiting and revisiting my characters, past and present. It makes me want to do comics again! (Which is something I really should get more serious about).

I followed the rules and picked out and numbered the characters before reading the questions...and I think the scenarios played nicely into the characters personalities in many cases. Enjoy!

-Andrew




Since I don't do comics very often, here is a little background info on each of the characters I selected, just in case anyone's curious:

1-3: Drew, Jennifer and Bueno: Anyone who's visited my gallery even a few times, should recognize these already. Jenn & Bueno are my current trademark characters who are the focus of most of the illustrations I do these days, and they, along with Drew often appear in the "Heydaze" short comics I do very, very sporadically.

4. Cheer, a.k.a, Shia LaPeoufytail: A somewhat sullen squirrel I used to occasionally doodle in high school, and in recent months he's very unexpectedly turned up in a few Jenn & Bueno illos (his first appearance being in a spoof as "Shia LaPeoufytail"). So I thought he deserved a spot of the list.

5. Fatback & Skinny McLean: I did regular comics with Fataback & Skinny for several years, beginning in high school. Quite simply put, they're just a violent pair of dimwitted stickmen. They've been on a bit of hiatus for the past couple of years, but they still have a special place in my heart and may well see the light of day again on a regular basis somewhere down the road.

6. The Cat: One of my main characters in my high school and early college days. A wacky, cheerful-yet-stupid cat.

7. Grandpa Cat: The cat's grandpa, whom he lives with.

8. Heidi: Heidi has had a few incarnations, beginning in the high school days. In her current incarnation, I see her as Drew's sister and Jennifer's roommate (with whom she often clashes). But since I don't do comics, you don't really get to see that...yet, anyway. Heidi's also in a band.

9. Professor Buck Buckum: He is actually a new character that has yet to be used in comics, but he's turned up in may of my doodling and brainstorm sessions. Simply put: an evil, but somewhat incompetent mad scientist...his goals lack any real vision, and are often just an elaborate attempt to create a shortcut to some temporary need or desire of his at the expense of anyone unlucky enough to be in the way.

10. Beef: Another of the old high school characters. A rare, often though mythical, creature known as a bear-monkey. Beef is about as cool and laid-back as they come. And fiercely loyal.

5 comments:

Goobeetsablog said...

ahahahaha
really enjoyable
and a lot of work!

great bits of storytelling

shaggy said...

That was pretty cool!!!

DICK! said...

So, so awesome. Takes me back. WAAAAAY back. Good to see FB & SMc again. I think, oddly, that one of my favorite things in this (aside from the whole) is FB & SMc's hands in the attacking Bueno panel. I desire more sequentials.

Andrew said...

Thanks to all for the love. Glad this was enjoyable to you, because it surely was to me. This exercise reminds me that comics aren't just a lot of work to do, but can also be a lot of fun!

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