This post, and the post following, have been a long time coming. I've been hesitant to post about this stuff on my blog because they are ideas and characters I've been cultivating since my high school days. Like most concepts formed during said years, they didn't start out as particularly worthwhile or compelling, but I felt (and still feel) strongly about these guys, and have always kept them going, in a hopes that I could make good by them someday.
So here, more or less, is the progression of Larry O'Harah and his friends:
|Larry O'Harah, circa 2006|
|The very cleverly titled "Liphe and Thymes of Larry"|
|Learn a bit more about Larry, now circa 2008|
|One of many "gag" strips I made, almost daily, during high school|
more and more these characters started finding their personalities, and I started to writing comics and strips. Here is what I deemed the "Leroy Saga", one of the few series of strips I ever actually uploaded online:
And then, once I started college, I put them on the back-burner. I knew they weren't yet good enough, both in aesthetics and writing, to be scrutinized as characters. But I never stopped developing an actual story around them, a world they fit in.
Recently, I've taken to redesigning them, and actually writing something I'd consider as a "pilot" around these characters. Part II will be about just that, and the characters most current incarnations.