Here’s another bio page for the Bate family. This time it’s for Nora, daughter of Eleanor, sister to Tori and aunt to Josh and his sisters. I wanted a soft, innocent motherly type in this family, a stark contrast to her sister, and this is what we’ve got. There’s one last bio page for this family in the pipeline, that being for Nora’s daughter, and we’ll see when I can get around to releasing that.
I’ve wanted to add an older woman to the Applebridge roster for a long time, and I knew as soon as I started building this new family I’d want to add in a grandmother character. The main core group of the Bate family has been established at this point, but there’s a handful of extraneous family members I’d like to get bios out for as well. Eleanor’s the first of those, but eventually there will be a couple more Bate family bios to come.
Continuing with the new OCs for my project with CCat, here’s the matriarch of the Bate family. I wanted a sporty, athletic type mom, and decided to work her into the fabric of the Applebridge setting a bit more by making her the coach of her son’s soccer team as well as the gym teacher at the junior high. At first I was going to put her in her coaching uniform for this bio pic, but I decided to put her in workout clothes instead so we could see her tan lines better.
Here’s another Applebridge Bio for the project I’m developing with CCat. Tara here is the older sister mentioned in Josh’s bio from a few days ago. Several of my characters in Applebridge are based on or inspired by existing characters I’m fond of, but I think Tara’s probably the most obvious of those. Still, I’m happy with how she turned out, and I hope you all like her, too.
So, as I’m sure most of you know, I’ve been collabing with my artist friend CCat on comics. Mostly y’all have just seen our Christmas ones, but we’re wanting to branch out into non-seasonal fare. We’ve got a bisexual and yaoi comic both under way, but CCat was hoping to get a straight comic, too, so she’d have something to work on regardless of where her interests in the moment lie. So I pitched her an idea, I’d rather not spoil it too much here, and to help flesh it out I’m going to try and do some bio pages for the characters in the concept. This not only helps convey to her how they should look and give her a feel for their personalities, but also helps me flesh them out and round them out. Anyway, Here’s Josh, the hero of our little story. He’s a member of Oliver Townsend’s soccer team, though his adventures will be focused more at home than on the field. I think he turned out cute, and I hope y’all like him.
So this is the bio page for Ty Ray, Kobi’s younger brother. This is actually Ty’s first official appearance, but I’ve been working on something involving him with my friend CCat for a year or more at this point. No clue when that’ll come out, and I don’t want to spoil what we have planned, but I figured it’d be nice to go ahead and introduce Ty to everyone here.
This is the bio page for Mrs. Cordova, the English teacher Mace and Jackie fuck in their second comic. I always intended to make a bunch of different teachers at the Applebridge schools, but so far she’s the only one I’ve gotten around to establishing. I might end up putting out bio pages with some of them just to introduce them? I dunno. Here’s Mrs. Cordova, though, getting a first name for the first time.
So, like I mentioned when I released Oliver’s Bio, Wren here was next on the list. Like with the Twinsons it just made sense to me to do these two back-to-back. When I designed Wren my goal was to make someone with a real innocent/angelic look, to contrast her private life behind clothes doors with her little bro. I tried to lean into that dichotomy of her private and public self with the pose here, something cute and maybe a bit flirty, but also teetering on the edge of scandalous with the raised shirt. I dunno, it seemed like a clever idea at the time, haha.
Here’s the bio page for Oliver Townsend! Not much to say here. I was gonna originally put him in a full soccer uniform, but I decided instead to just put him in cut-off shorts with a soccer-esque tee. Sorry the art for this one is so SFW, but if you wanna see more of him he’s shown off all the goods already in Asks and the like. Wren will probably be the next bio I do, though I can’t say for sure when that’ll be just yet.