In the past, I have been guilty of inaccurate character portrayals. I realized that some people get it wrong simply because... it might not occur to them to ask the artist creators. Speaking as one who doesn't go out all the way to really talk to people, I can understand the hesitancy to ask sometimes.
But let's face it. If you're using other people's characters, you need to suck up the hesitancy and ASK to get the portrayal right.
Sorry if I sound harsh. But it's either you ASK and check, or you risk getting things wrong and incurring the anger of the artist creator.
This comic piece is not meant to jab anyone. If it does, believe me when I say this; you are not alone in this.
This comic is meant to help increase your awareness of the dangers of bad character portrayals, and how to curb it. And by getting character portrayals right, it might end up sharpening your story-telling skills.
I know it did for me.
I've noticed some problems in character portrayal off-late. So I thought I should share my thoughts, as well as others, on how to get character portrayal right.
I could just write it in a journal. But I'd like the message to get through; and I find that nothing works better than words with pictures ==> comics.
I've asked a few league members about how'd they feel about their characters being portrayed badly. I've adjusted the words to ensure the identity of these people are anonymous. You know who you are, guys, thanks for your help.
And much-o thanks to the following league members for lending their characters, to demonstrate bad portrayal examples;
K. Mauser by
(By the way, ~Azes13
suggested the bad portrayal example for his Hedeon. 'Twas too good to resist.)
Charcoal belongs to me.
Also, a thank to you to Mr.Robert De Niro for demonstrating the ever-golden indication of "I'm Watching You."
Thanks also to
for proof-reading this thing too.