Comic Post #062: A Close Encounter

 

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With how I have the comic currently planned out, Owen wasn’t going to be making his first appearance for most likely several months at this point, when he was supposed to first show up before this story arc started.So, instead of waiting on getting to use Owen for months and months until I finally finished this arc, I decided to give him a quick cameo encountering the arc’s “boss” early. Shouldn’t be much longer now until the main characters actually get a chance to deal with it. I don’t really have much else to say, so I’ll just see you next comic.

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Art Post – Night Fox Character Bio #7

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It really has been a while since I’ve done one of these, hasn’t it? Considering that he’s finally going to be showing up in the comic officially (next week’s update to be specific, as shoehorned an appearance it’s going to be), I figured it was time to give Owen his own official bio.

Name: Owen Hanson

Age: 29

Owen is the owner and proprietor of the shop Offworld Oddities, a sort of novelty shop that sells various goods, some mundane, some as far from mundane as you can get. While he normally just sells what can be generously be described as “conversation starters” to most normal people, those with a discerning eye might also notice that his shop is well stocked in magical equipment and oddities. His shop’s biggest customers are Alex and Kitsiyuna, who regularly order supplies from him. Given that a lot of his business partners are Spirits, the stuff that Night Fox does is relatively normal and mundane to him. Selling gear to Spirit Hunters is just another way for him to get money after all. As a result, he comes off as very eccentric to most of his “normal” customers, adding a veil of mystery to him. That, coupled with his nonplussed attitude towards everything lends him a sort of mystique that draws all sorts of customers to his shop, making what would be a rather unremarkable knick-knack shop in the middle of downtown Lunaridge into a much more successful business than it probably had any right to be. Using the many Spirits who supply him with his “occultic” goods as connections, Owen manages to pick up on lots of rumors and information. This allows him to act as a secondary informant to Alex and Kitsiyuna, giving the duo information on potential jobs that Angel and the Reapers might not know about.

Owen, obviously, is not without his quirks. He always wears sunglasses, even when at night or indoors, because, as he describes it “Is a family tradition”. He may or may not regularly wear a jacket that is secretly lined with bullet-proof Kevlar just because he likes to be “prepared” in case someone might one day shoot him. And he can almost always be seen carrying around a thermos that is filled with hot coffee, as he literally cannot function, in his own words, without it. He is also the youngest in his family, with 2 older brothers who are allegedly both very famous and successful. He has been on record as stating that he had the option to become as famous as both of them, but opted instead to open up an oddities shop instead, because it felt “more his speed”. Of course, he’s never told anyone who his brothers actually were as he would rather become successful on his own right instead of riding off of his brothers’ popularity in addition to dealing with all of the baggage that comes with having famous family members. Whether or not he’s fibbing about all that is something that Alex and Kitsiyuna have never quite been able to piece together. If you really wanted to be cute about, you could say that Owen really is an “oddity” himself.

We’re going to be getting to a point in the comic where some characters I held off on revealing earlier as they were sort of “spoilery” are going to be making in comic appearances soon. So, I guess you can probably expect a couple more bios in the future. Don’t worry though. They’re still going to be as vague in regards to plot specifics as possible though. Anyways, I’ll see you next post.

 

Comic Post #061: That Gnawing Feeling

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For some reason, the dashboard for WordPress isn’t working properly on my desktop… It’s not making it so that I can’t update or anything (yet…), but still… It’s really god damn annoying that most of the crap that’s supposed to be showing up isn’t loading in at all, and I HAVE NO DAMN CLUE on how to fix it… That aside, my life is still super uneventful right now. I suppose that’s what happens when you move and have NO IDEA where any businesses are so that you can look for a job that you know you can actually tolerate working at as a massive introvert. Still, I think I’ll manage… Eventually… Anyways, I’ll see you next comic.

Comic Post #060: False Remorse Is The Best Discourse

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Eventually I’ll find the sweet spot for what is and isn’t too much dialogue… Eventually… Were it not for the fact that I actually enjoy drawing, and hate having to describe how things look with words, I would honestly consider doing Night Fox as a written story instead of a comic. Would definitely make it more appropriate for WordPress if I was to do that. Anyways, aside from the occasional nihilist existential crisis that keeps me awake at night, nothing too special is happening in my life, so I guess I’ll just see you next comic.

Comic Post #058: Being Irresponsible Is Hard…

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I normally try to get these updates up by Thursday, but unfortunately, I had a fairly persistent headache for the past couple of days that made it difficult for me to concentrate on getting the comic done in a timely manner. Eventually, it got bad enough that I actually went to a doctor for the first time in about 10 years (No, I’m not exaggerating on that number), to find out what’s wrong with me. After waiting a day to get my blood work done, I find out that what’s causing the headache: A freaking Vitamin D deficiency of all things. I would’ve expected it was a side effect of any number of potential health issues I developed over the years due to me being very bad at taking care of myself properly… But no, the ONLY problem with my blood work was that I just basically need more sunlight…

I swear the human body can be such a fickle and temperamental mistress sometimes… Anyways, minor health issues aside, I don’t have much else to say this week, so I’ll just see you next comic.