Creating the characters for my comic strip took some time. A lot of time in fact. My first character I designed was the scarecrow (at the time I didn’t have a name). I wanted to create a cartoon character reminiscent of something you would see in Peanuts, or Calvin & Hobbes. Something that was appealing to all ages, but still simple in its design. So, I doodled in my notebook, showed my wife and she liked him. From that point on it has been a constant exercise in redrawing and slowly refining the character until it is something I am satisfied with. But, I’m not too concerned. If you look at all other comics, there is a design curve between the earlier strips and the strips that were developed much later. This is part of the process.
Outer Field Backstory
Outer Field Characters