I just thought I might take opportunity to go ahead and answer some questions people may be having about how I make these entries and how I choose the characters featured...Q: Do you choose the characters you want to work on?
A: Yes and no. Sometimes I find great OCs here simply by looking around, other times people get in contact with me preemptively. Q: When you're looking, what kind of characters do you choose?
A: I'll admit that I have a bias towards superhero characters. It's in my blood being a lifelong comic book fan. I'm not averse to working on non-superhero characters, but they'd have to really pique my interest.Q: Do you like anthro characters?
A: Truthfully, not so much. If the character has what I'd consider to be a superhero-y, comic book-y reason for looking like a human/animal hybrid, then I can dig it. Characters like Diago come to mind. But I'm not into it otherwise generally. I also shy away from S&M-type characters.Q: What kind of art do you like for the profile?
A: I prefer traditional comic art to CGI stuff. I would really much rather have hand-drawn primary character art. And truthfully, the more clean and complete the art looks, the better. I want these to look as professional as possible, and to show everyone's characters in the best light.Q: For the main character image, what should it look like? What pose?
A: Ideally, I'd prefer the stock "Just standing there waiting for the bus"-type poses. If there's some motion to the art but it looks fairly close to a stock image, I can certainly use it. My own Steel Wolf's art is slightly in motion but not overly so.Q: Do I need to have more than a single image of my character?
A: Ideally, yeah. Sometimes I go longer than a single page entry (nobody dictates the length of a profile except myself), so having additional art helps cover any empty space on the second page if needed. In this case, CGI imagery is fine.Q: How do you make the profiles?
Seriously though, I take any current profile-type data about the character you may have (or an outline that you'll work up for me if you don't have one already) and then work from there. I'll fill in the gaps and try to make a cohesive narrative, which I'll then send to you. We'll go back-and-forth repeatedly, fine-tuning and honing the details until you're satisfied with the finished product. Once it's good to go, I toss it up here in my gallery, and you're free to do the same.Q: What details do you need most?
A: Most of the time I can tease certain story elements from the character outlines I get, but there is a block of information I depend on getting from you, namely all the following...
Identity: (Secret or public?)
Place of Birth:
Usual Base of Operations:
Extent of Education:
Other Distinguishing Characteristics:Q: How much will all this cost me?
A: Nothing. Honestly, I wouldn't have a clue what to charge for this. For the time being, it's free. But if you'd like to do an art trade of my character Steel Wolf (or another of my other characters) I certainly wouldn't say no.Q: How long will this take to get done?
A: It depends on the profile and my own free time. Sometimes I can get it done in a matter of a couple days, other times it may take me upwards of a couple weeks.
Well, that's all the main information I think I tend to see people wondering, so I hope that helps. If you have any other questions I didn't cover, please feel free to ask them in the comments so others can see and I'll answer them.