Here is the folder for all my assorted characters who aren't from my major ongoing project, Catband.
This is where you'll find all my joke and non-human characters, fan characters, folks from roleplay, minicomics or other projects, and created species from when I was a kid.
They're generally grouped by what and when they're from, but if you'd prefer, you can also view these characters in a sortable form here.
These are some miscellaneous fan characters, characters made by friends, and others who don't fit into another folder. They're fun.
These are characters from my franchises in Out of the Park Baseball, an excellent baseball management simulator, and my favorite video game of all time.
The Prince George Swamp Dragons are my and my wife WaffleFoxBrie's personal save-- a historic franchise of 100 seasons in her hometown.
The other wacky characters in this folder are from an OOTP sim league I ran with my friends in 2017 called Root League Baseball. Each of my friends got to design a team for the league and name their players: mine was called the Gowanus Mutants. Then I'd let the game simulate the season and I'd write out reports and results like newspaper columns, make highlight videos, graphics, and so on, to present it like an actual baseball league. As the hand of god running the sim, though, I needed NPCs to put a face to different roles, and so that's what these characters are (they're all re-purposed in-joke characters from the same friend group).
- Dag Dag is the straight man, the face of the league; he's the long-suffering lead reporter on the channel ROOTNET SPORTS, and most written material from the league is in his voice: player interviews, season summaries, draft previews, and so on.
- ASTROBOT is the pompous and self-important scout who barges in-- literally, smashing walls-- whenever he feels like it to incoherently yell about players' performances and potential, make completely unveiled threats, and spam emojis.
- Drew and Eddie are the hosts of their sports call-in show, where they answer questions sent in by the viewers... well, when the topic isn't hopelessly derailed by their personal nonsense and disinterest in baseball.
- Clayton is the station manager who does nothing whatsoever to stop the chaos that his station is embroiled in, and thinks everything is going great.
Zanzibar Zebras was the name I used for my standalone minicomics: between 2010 and 2012 I made several of these. With the exception of The Singularity, which was my earliest minicomic and different in format, all of them are all-ages, silent little stories that I sold physical copies of at local indy cons, black-and-white brush-inked comics copied onto colored paper and folded into unique shapes. You can read them all on my website.
This folder is a home for the original characters I made for those comics. These aren't active characters: their stories are pretty much finite and confined to the comics that they're from, but they were fun and so here they are.
A "friendly" game of Monopoly between siblings results in a long journey to prove a point.
A young space captain is sent out to find a new home for the survivors of his ruinous planet.
An aging sea captain, restless after both poles have already been discovered, is bent on capturing the Kraken for the glory of his country.
The mascot: the Zanzibar Zebra. He has no comic, but he has a story: he sailed away from mainland Africa on a raft to get away from his amorous lioness suitor.
These are animal characters I created when I was much younger, in 2001-2002. I don't use them anymore, but they all still have an important place in my heart.
They're uploaded just for fun and posterity, and they're here to live out their retired life in comfort.
This is the cast of the long-running comic strip I made in elementary and middle school (roughly 1998-2001). Some of the characters might turn up again in Catband as cameos, but generally these guys are retired, and just uploaded here for fun and posterity.
Rick's World was my first "serious" comic (or project at all really), not in subject matter-- it was very silly and juvenile-- but in the sense that I made it a serious undertaking. I worked on it for years, sold subscriptions to my classmates and teachers (I'd redraw a copy of each comic for you!), it had a sprawling world of characters and ongoing plots simmering beneath the gags of the day, and I fully believed I'd work for a syndicate putting it in newspapers someday.
I wouldn't say it holds up as great art by any stretch of the imagination, but the comic and its characters are still important to me because they're where I got my start.
And hey, this is the origin of the dot-eyes art style that I still use a version of today.