1. How do you go about character creation?
An idea can come from anywhere, so it's hard to narrow down. A lot of the time I'll think about a subject that really bothers me (slavery, racism, being forced to fit in with others) and base a character around that. Some of my others characters come from weird dreams or thinking about music.
2. If you've written about your characters, or drawn a comic featuring them, which character was in focus for the first scene?
Joshua was there. But Heidi was more in focus because it's told in the first person. He doesn't like her very much.
3. Who is the last character you created?
…I think it was Keenan and Caitria? They come in a package.
4. Do you feel dominated by your creations?
Not really. They hang out in my brain and remind me to do some writing on them, but they're nice people for the most part. Excluding Mr. Smalls and Hephzibah.
5. With which of your characters do you identify most strongly?
Joshua, probably. I feel like we're both pretty free-spirited and don't like being told what to do.
6. Have you ever killed a character that you really liked or loved?
Yes. The lovely, but depressing, Caitria Veline.
7. Would you sleep with any of your characters?
…..!? That would be bizarre.
8. Which of your characters have personalities that you like?
My favorites are probably Joshua, Hephzibah, L.W. Shankar, Hephzibah, and Nikolai. But I love them all. : )
9. Which character(s) do you hate for no reason?
None. Even the badguys I write I try to make likable. Most people tend to like the Joker-type villains where they're just insane and want to watch the world burn. But I prefer villains who were once good people and have reasons for being bad. The tragic villain is what you would call them, I suppose.
10. Do you cry when you write sad scenes?
No. Because I am one cold sunnova-gun.
12. A question of color: do you have a dark-skinned character?
Yeah. I like creating characters with different ethnicities. I don't think I've drawn any recently though…
13. Last question: do you have a gay character?
….?! Is that mandatory now?