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.
I admit that I’ve sort of fallen out of the habit of working on Applebridge content. I think I lost a little bit of my passion for these characters somewhere along the way, though I’m confident it’ll come back eventually. In the meantime, I saw this Ask as a good excuse to draw Loren again. Loren’s something of a simple, straight-forward boy, and I thought leaning into that element of his character might be kinda fun in this answer.
So this Ask is the first of the ones I’m doing for December, and I picked it first just to try and get it out as close to Christmas as possible. For all of my subscribers, of course, it’s coming out pretty early in December, but it won’t be going public until February, so I felt like it was time-sensitive if I wanted to answer it. I did want to do another pic with this character again, though, so here we are. She’s the first of the Applebridge Christmas Carol characters to get to make a reappearance, and I think that’s just the power of the big-titty goth girl at play.
So, for those who don’t know, for the past few years on Christmas I’ve been posting these parts to an ongoing Christmas Carol parody starring my characters Mace and Jackie. It was a project that started as a comic idea, then became a series of pics, and then ended up with the pics spread out to one per year just because I kept having trouble meeting the demands of the project. We’re four years into it, now, and we’ve made it to the Ghost of Christmas Future (or, in some versions, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come), usually portrayed as pretty similar to, or even exactly like, the Grim Reaper. I went with a cute albino chick with a hooded cape and obscured eyes. Seems like she intended to show them what dark future laid ahead, but the little scamps distracted her. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to return to this series next year, I guess it’ll depend on how I feel when the time comes. I had one other possible pic in mind, but I may not bother with it.
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.
So, my friend CCat has been experimenting with some different inking techniques for her art. She wanted to see how this looked with my colors on it, but of course I don’t have a lot of time for coloring stuff I can’t share. She agreed to give me something I could publish and here we are. It’s sort of like an alternate cover for the comic we’re currently working on, but I can’t really say when the actual comic will be coming out just yet. But here we see Ty with Mr. Flopsy, his beloved stuffed bunny his older brother Kobi gave him for his birthday.
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.
Sorry if this answer’s a little bland. I feel like the question may have been made in hopes of pairing Jaiden up with someone in the Studio, but something about that didn’t feel quite right to me. I did like the idea of drawing her again, especially since we haven’t seen her naked until now, and I figured it would be cute to have her answer this way.