At 1/4/13 08:00 AM, Tomsan wrote:
tbh I personally very much dislike character profiles. It gives such a "game" feeling to it. The information should become apparent naturally, while reading the stories. Also I wouldnt care about her weight or exact size and that kinda thing.
That's a very good point. Although, I think due to the nature of a black and white book there are certain things that might not be naturally apparent ever. Tehra is blonde with blue eyes for example, but so far she's only appeared in color on the cover once on the third book, so reading the first two books (or the fourth, because that's going to have Blackhand on the front) you wouldn't naturally be aware of that. That's a small point, but there are other things too. The weaponry in G.E.R.L.'s hand, for example is called a "Grindcutter." It's referred to in passing once in the third issue, but from what people who have read it have told me, it's really not clear what's being referred to in that exchange.
Even if I don't use these in the books, at some point soon here I'd like to have a website up and running for Delirium and I'll probably have the character profiles on there.
I feel that those sheets need to be made by fans, who read it and are willing to summarize the character.
I guess I can dream but I'm not waiting for fans to put together the wiki on this one.
On the other hand, if youre creating non linear stories, someone might not understand certain references, So I guess I understand why you want this.
I don't even think it's an issue of non-linearity. The G.E.R.L. storyline is completely linear, but I just had a friend tell me that he has no idea what's going on in G.E.R.L. and he's read every issue up to this point.
At a certain point length of a story becomes an issue in terms of just remembering what happened and why. I try to have characters reference events from previous issues through dialogue, but that's not necessarily always going to be possible. I've been debating having a short one page feature to introduce each story to basically explain "What happened last issue." It would be more of a gag than anything, as the idea I had was that the characters were undergoing psychiatric evaluation and recounting certain events to a doctor. But that also becomes more of a narrative frame and I don't really like that as a device for Kingdom of Monsters or G.E.R.L.
Anyway, in other news, I've been contacted to draw some pinups of some female characters at Capricorn Comix and the art is going to be featured in a table book at Heroes Con. So that's exciting.