Some of my babies. Left to right we've got Carmen, who has a new haircolor as opposed to her solid umber design from 2011. Erik, and Severe the ragdoll!
Erik's design just got all kinds of revamped. I love his old design, but he's still made to be in my comic that's been in the works for five years now. Originally Erik was brought in (and designed) after my boyfriend Evan, with some changes here and there.
However, I decided recently that if I'm going to put myself in the comic as a character, I want Evan to be put in there as well to represent reality.
Another reason why I want my boyfriend represented in the comic now is because I have ran into the problem of other men disrespecting my relationship, going so far as to call me their girlfriend. Men I don't even speak to do this. This is unacceptable, I'm not an object of desire to make you feel less lonely or make you feel like you have a purpose or future. I'm with Evan, and I'm going to be with Evan for the rest of our lives.
Besides, the people who do this have been blocked by me any time they send unwanted messages or contact, that should indicate to anyone that not only are we NOT dating, but I cannot stand you and want you to leave me alone. Go find someone else, or be alone, either way move on because you are not ever getting me.
I love Evan with all my heart, but I hate that I feel like I have to throw romantic and sentimental stories and descriptions of us around all the time just to make a point and get these people to leave me, him, and our almost four year relationship alone. I'm his, not anyone else's.
I don't want romantic attention from anyone but Evan, ever. And I really don't appreciate my very image being lusted after and used this way, as if I'm just a toy waiting to be shared and not a human being. This is really not ok, and anyone who does this to me or others needs to stop. I cannot be more honest, direct, or clear about this.
Sorry for serious stuff guys, this is just out of hand and I'm sick of these kinds of people.
Erik looked a little too much like Evan, so I've changed his haircut/style, his glasses, and his skin tone. They'll both still look kinda similar in a side by side, but this way I won't have to eliminate Erik's character (Axel deserves somebody and I have grown to love those two together!) but I'll also be able to portray Evan and I as the couple we are in the comic. But we'll probably be minor characters, because I don't want it to focus on us.
OK OFF TO MORE ARTS, YAAAYYY