Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hot Donut Salad - Spotlight on Timmy!

By now you might be asking, what IS Hot Donut Salad? What are the ingredients that make this 90-page comic concoction so tasty and delicious? WELL, one of the main ingredients is the characters. Each has a different story line. Although not connected by plot, each story combines absurd silliness with a level of sadness. The wackiness of the characters is what makes this combination work. 

So I thought I'd tell you all a little about each of them. Today the spotlight is on Timmy!  

Timmy is a boy-man character who, for some unexplained reason, is always in his underpants. He's one of those people that you can't tell whether their 'joie de vivre' comes from some kind of enlightenment or were they just dropped on their head early in life.  
Timmy has a lot of bizarre adventures in Hot Donut Salad, usually involving (but not limited to) cupcakes that are either floating in or falling from the sky. His weirdness and naivete are what make him endearing and vulnerable, and are what make you empathize with his whimsical plights.

It's funny though, because Timmy started out as a much darker character. Below is one of my earliest sketches of him, which describes some pretty tragic events as the reason for his 'condition.'

3 comments:

Allison Bamcat said...

Congrats on your book!!! Sounds pretty much amazing

Veronica Fish said...

He's a star, that Timmy ;D

Alison Undercover said...

Thank you ladies! ;)