I was tagged by @imonajourney to defend their honor…
Rules: tell me your favorite character from 10 fictional works and tag people
*gulp* here goes nothing…
1. Harry Potter series (J.K.Rowling)— Ginny Weasly. Just look at her.
Too embarrassed to function in front of her celebrity crush to the point she runs away…every fangirl’s spirit animal.
2. Avalon Web of Magic (Rachel Roberts)—Kara Davis. I admire her character development.
3. Cardcaptor Sakura (CLAMP)—Miss Mizuki. She’s so polite and pretty.
4. Inuyasha (Rumiko Takahashi)—Sango. She’s so cool!
5. Tsubasa Chronicles (CLAMP)—Sayoran. So brave and selfless ;-;
6. Inheritance Cycle (Christopher Paolini)—Shaphira. She is a badass blue dragon.
7. Natsume Yuujinchou (Midorikawa Yuki)—Natsume Takashi. He’s a socially awkward loner like me so I relate to him a lot.
8. The Legend of Sun Knight (Yu Wo)—Grisia Sun. I could not possibly list all the reasons here, that would take like at least 1 5 page essay, but basically he is very selfless and tries to fit in so hard and…just…an A+ study in masking
And…just look at this excerpt:
As the whole continent knows, the Church of the God of Light has the Twelve Holy Knights, and each one has his own unique personality and features. To be the Sun Knight is to have shining golden hair, sky blue eyes, a compassionate nature, and a brilliant smile. “The benevolent God of Light will forgive your sins.” I must have said that line at least a million times in my time as the Sun Knight. However, the greatest wish in my life is to be able to stand before the entire continent and roar, “Damn your ‘the whole continent knows’! This Sun Knight just doesn’t feel like smiling! I just don’t want to forgive these human trashes! I just want to pepper my sentences with ‘f***’!” Unfortunately, even to this day, I continue to wear a smile as I say, “The benevolent God of Light will forgive your sins.”
9. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Rick Riodran)—Annabeth Chase. Thank you for being a three dimensional character instead of a girly sidekick.
10. Bartimaeus Trilogy(Jonathan Stroud)—Barrtimaeus. He’s very witty and funny and his commentaries are always hilarious.
I hope I’ve defended your honor Imona xD If they haven’t died due to post length lol.
Portland, OR (February 21, 2014) – It is with a heavy heart that Oni Press announces the medical retirement of longtime editor Jill Beaton. Since starting with the company in 2007, Beaton has been an integral part of the Oni Press team. Beaton oversaw a body of work that includes acclaimed and best-selling titles like Ted Naifeh’sCourtney Crumrin, John Allison’sBad Machinery, R Stevens’Diesel Sweeties, and the recent smash hit Letter 44 by Charles Soule and Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque, among many, many others.
"Jill brought me into the Oni Press family via Letter 44, and helped to guide that project from a silly little verbal pitch I gave her in Chicago years ago into a series that I think is among the finest work I’ve ever done,” said writer Charles Soule. “She is a fantastic editor who navigated the inevitable hiccups from pitch to production with endless grace and skill, and that book - and many, many other incredible stories over the years - simply wouldn’t be as good as they are if she hadn’t put her definitive Jill Beaton stamp on them.“
“Every single page she touched was the better for it,” added Diesel Sweeties creator R Stevens. “I couldn’t have done what I did without her.”
Beaton possessed a lauded acumen of traditional editorial skills, but her abilities reached far beyond those conventional bounds. Imbued with the warmth and effervescence typically eroded from most editors by deadlines and wanton caffeine abuse, Beaton spearheaded the acquisition and development of a number of all-ages titles such as Joey Weiser’sMermin, Joshua Williamson and Vinny Navarrete’sSketch Monsters, and Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, and Emma Vieceli’sAvalon Chronicles, to name a few.
“Jill has been a great friend and, more importantly, a skilled taskmaster, gently coaxing me to do my best work, helping me brainstorm, catching my many mistakes, and always, always reminding me that I’m good at this job,” said Courtney Crumrin creator Ted Naifeh. “I only hope I gave her the same encouragement.”
Beaton also became responsible for one of Oni Press’ most popular convention fixtures, the “Make Your Own Monster Panel.” Creating an opportunity for children of all ages to create fantastic creatures with comics creators like Naifeh, Navarrete, and Double Fine Action Comics’Scott C. Held at multiple conventions across the country, the “Make Your Own Monster Panel” became a runaway hit and symbolizes Beaton’s commitment to filling the world with as many creative, inspiring, and downright fun comics as possible.
Though she’s stepping down due to continuing health issues, Jill will always be a part of the Oni Press family. Her dedication and talent will echo through the halls and hearts of the Oni Press offices forever.
“Jilly is one of the kindest, most compassionate, and intelligent people I’ve had the pleasure of encountering in my 15 years in comics,” concluded Oni Press Editor in Chief James Lucas Jones. “Her insights, her humor, her dedication, and her heart have been fixtures of my daily life for so long, I honestly can’t imagine what things will be like without her. Her love of the comics and creators of Oni Press will be felt forever. We miss her already.”
And while I’m on lineups - what a good excuse to post a few ^_^
I LOVE making character lineups. It’s the point in any project for me when, in my artist’s role, the comic goes from being a jumble of ideas and scattered designs to something with a living, breathing cast. I thought it would be fun to pull out a few previous sheets along with the Breaks one. Here’s Alex Rider, III, Thrill Electric (epic sheet!), Vampire academy and Avalon Chronicles. Annoyingly I can’t find the full sheets for VA and Avalon, which is sad. The beauty of a lineup for me is seeing how a full cast look together; their heights, personalities and designs summed up in that moment.