Toon Thursday is back with a brand-new cartoon today, and you will surely be thrilled to know that I have updated the Toon Thursday Archives, too (which, if you haven't looked, is an exhaustive list of every Toon Thursday I've ever posted). As always, click the cartoon to view larger.
Yes. Well. Viking fathers, orange mothers, and pastry chef infamy aside, this could actually BE a fun way to brainstorm character ideas if you're really stuck. Why not, really? I often feel like I'm just picking ideas at random anyway--at least, for the parts of the backstory that don't immediately follow from what I already know about the character. ("Hmm...I've always wanted to visit Moscow. Let's make this character from...Moscow, Idaho! And, uh, I like lizards. When she was kid she had a pet lizard! Who died tragically in a...uh...I don't know! Earthquake! Volcano! Flood! COLLAPSED BURROW!")
Any and all REAL backstory tips to share, please feel free to leave them in the comments.