It was a fun meme so I'm posting the answers to one ask here <3
From my tumblr
Who’s the oldest character of yours, defunct or not?
Savannah! I made her when I was… probably 6. I’d just learned about imaginary friends, so I made a talking tiger who told me encouraging things and beat up people who were mean to me. I was bullied a lot. I then made her a fan character insert into every cartoon I loved, so my fanfiction/character building started very young aha
When creating a character, do you come up with the visual concept or the written concept first?
This is a lot like asking a musician if they write the melody or the lyrics first. It isn’t really that simple! Sometimes you get an idea for a story and build a design to match, sometimes you get an idea for a design and have to hash out a story. We get inspired by different things and then just build from there however it comes most naturally.
Is there a character that embodies your bad traits? Several characters? Which ones and what traits?
All of my characters explore my negative traits and struggles. Even if I don’t specifically give one of my characters a harmful trait of mine, I often find them developing one and then being able to see it in myself. Being self aware is the very first step to betterment, and writing about characters struggling to become better versions of themselves is a tool of becoming a better version of yourself, as well.
Do you ever plan to do anything (comic, animation, etc) with your characters? Or are you just happy to have them?
I have so many plans to share their stories! At the front of the line right now is a comic about Jarrett (that loser in the image above, with his younger self), who is struggling to cope with traumatic experiences and become someone better than the trainwreck he blames his past for making him.
I’ve been posting bits of concept work both on my Tumblr and to my Patreon, and I’m chomping at the bit to start drafting pages as soon as my commission queue is back down. I’ll make a tumblr just for the comic once I’m posting pages, but I’ll be doing progress work and answering asks about the project here <3