For the longest time, Casey was a rough design and vibe in my head, and I never really had a good idea for who he was. My friend Ccat helped me workshop him a bit, and I have a much better idea of what his deal is. I also realized while talking to her that I like the idea of him being a barista by trade, and upon deciding that I decided he needed to be part of the Food Court update of my Studio Tour game. So it’s a good thing I know who he is now, it’ll make it easier to write him for that, haha.
I know the past several bios I’ve released have been for the Bates family story I’m working on with CCat, but this is not related to that project. Lorraine here represents a character type I’ve been mulling over for, gosh… a couple years now, I guess. I was inspired to work with someone off her by a little 3D comic I saw a long time ago, and I decided to go ahead and lock down her design for future use. My current plan is for my next Applebridge Snapshot comic to be focused on Oliver and Wren, whenever that is, but there’s a good chance the Snapshot after that will be the first installment of Lorraine’s story and the fate that awaits her.
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.