You come up with a character who you think you know inside and out. After spending time brainstorming this character’s backstory, motivations, hobbies, and what have you, you think he or she will fit into a specific role in your story perfectly. The problem is, you haven’t figured out all the details of the story yet, so that character makes him- or herself at home in the back of your head for a while as you get things figured out.
Then, when you finally, finally, start putting your ideas to paper, that character pops up, laughs good-naturedly at you, and says, “That’s silly! Why would I act that way? Ooh, is that hot chocolate you’re drinking?”
That’s Gavin for me.
Seriously, I discovered today that not only is he extremely hyperactive, but he also has a knack for writing music and singing completely off key. What the heck? Now the comic can’t be nearly as serious as I was originally planning!
No wonder why most writers are crazy.
(On a side note, I made a goof in the sketch. Gavin can’t be dancing around like that; his left knee is bad. Derp.)
Characters and artwork © Holly A. Wolfe.