I think I’ve gotten Alex’s eyes better, as well as getting better at profiles. That’s good to see. I also need to get back to a 2-strip a week pace. I hope that my collaborators can keep up.
I also need to adjust Alex’s character sheet, which I’ll do over the remainder of the weekend, as well as some of the other loose ends I have to do. I managed to do the text of the revised Alex, which gives him a better background and makes his perchance for costumes more plausible, or at least I hope so.
Alex Hamada (Alt: Hamada Alex)
Amber’s first friend from college. Neighbors in the dorm. Would’ve been sweethearts, might be still.
He comes from a family of costume performers in his hometown of Orix, Japan. His grandmother even runs a Mascot Academy to help the rising mascot field in Japan. However, his father Hamada Fujitaka is a scientist, and moved to Briston for research in Briston University. Alex went with his father to get a fashion design degree, and to branch out his family tradition into American audiences.
He created the Gasukrui Performing Troup (GSPT) where he converts the comedy and stories from his homeland for American tastes, with moderate success in local circles. Another twist for GSPT is that all of the performers are in high tech mascot costumes that Alex made, costumes that surpasses high brand amusement parks in realism. (Disney can create a talking Mickey Mouse character costume. Ales makes costumes that talk, blink, has a voice changer and can be wrong long term in comfort.) In fact, he’s known to done his own GSPT character, a skunk named Loren, in public, and encourages the other players to do the same. While some might call him a ‘furry,’ he doesn’t have any ‘not safe for work,’ hangups. Instead he just wanted to put on his elaborate costume and go out in public to have some fun, trounce around the streets, make kids giggle, and just hang out as Loren. And when Johnny Briz appeared, he and in that sake Loren found a kindred soul. He, or rather Loren, becomes Johnny's 'partner in mischief' as to speak, as his fursona is often seen accompanying Johnny in public.
Alex also does clothes and costumes at his home. Most of his income come from costume commissions, and he also does most of Johnny Briz’s costumes, including pants with tail holes and a good supply of white gloves. (After Amber sacrificed a large Elias Rabbit plush for Johnny’s first emergency set of clothes and she needed to give him an upgrade, pronto.) He also designs various cosplay costumes and animegao kigurumi costumes. Because of this, he gets a lot of funds in commissioned work and is able to supplement Jennifer's paycheck in maintaining the house they share with Elisa.
Edit: Removed the Honorfic. I wanted Alex to be half-Japanese, not a weeaboo. I call no chaining people to poles and paddling him or her.
EDIT 2: Had to correct Alex’s last name, for reasons listed in the previous strip.
5 years, 8 months ago
14 Aug 2013 07:36 CEST
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