September 27, 2009

First Character Profile

So, here it is. This is the first character profile for my new comic in development. I won't spoil anything about his role in the story, so this is all you get for now! I'll upload sketches soon!

Physical Description:

Name- Fala

Age- 6

Gender- Male


A typical six year old in his village. Fun-loving, typical kid. Asks lots of questions. Loves animals. Keeps hair cut short and favors cleanliness. Dislikes arguments and making others upset. A young people-pleaser. Often blames himself for the misfortune of those around him.


His mother died in childbirth. Raised by his tough-love father. He is somewhat afraid of his father despite his father having never laid a hand on him. His father is a warrior of a man in body and mind.

He is friends with many of the children in his village. His family is relatively wealthy, and his friends don’t let him forget it. He is not necessarily fond of his family’s wealth and has more interest in the natural world around him than the things money can buy.

He lives in a time before refined, organized schooling, but the town he lives in leaves the education of children in the hands of the elders. He is extremely bright for his age. This is mainly to do with his fondness of asking questions. He listens more than he talks.


Fala is an adventure-seeking child fueled by a bottomless pit of energy. Despite his energy he is extremely attentive. He thinks and dwells within quite often for a boy his age. He loves hearing stories and learning from them but is sad that he cannot tell his own stories. Fala often dreams of traveling to far away lands and escaping the borders of his small town one day.

His favorite food is fish. He enjoys traveling down to the harbor with his father. His favorite part of traveling to the harbor is visiting the old homeless man who resides there by selling his art. Fala is fascinated by his strange paintings and loves to question the old man but is always scolded by his father and dragged away.

In his never-ending quest for knowledge Fala has a tendency to annoy adults around him. There are many more adults than children in his village, so the adults often fall prey to his ever-increasing thirst for knowledge

Driving Motivations/Goals:

While his father is home, he spends much of his time helping him with chores and such. He relishes his time to play outside. Much of his ideals and influences reflect those of his father. He feels that there is a worth in all people, however, this feeling is being drown out by his increasing age and his father.

Fala intends on making his dreams of traveling the world a reality. He enjoys the outdoors and plans to spend as much time there as possible when older. He thinks being a famous fisherman would be the most luxurious occupation in the world. Traveling the world catching the biggest fish imaginable.

Fala is amazing with his hands and is an all-around outdoorsmen. He enjoys knot tying, chopping wood, hunting, and especially fishing.

Under the Surface:
Fala has a crush on one of the girls on the other side of town but is too embarrassed to say anything about it. He is also teased by his friends for this as well. He has no mother and is uncomfortable around females. The story of the comic is the turning point in his life, or the beginning of it.


Exploring. Being outdoors. Learning. Stories. Fishing. Running. Cleaning his hair. Waiting for his beard to grow.


Being yelled at and scolded. Having to be indoors. His father's glare. Not being able to bathe. Not having a beard yet.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you posted this. I was looking for my character profile outline the other day. Sounds dope! Crush Crush