After ages of artless days, I finally felt the need to get back into the groove for Any Kind, and figured there’d be no better way to share the love than by introducing the families of each of the main characters. (I meant to post this months ago, but the York family took so much time to flesh out that it ended up holding me out) I’ll probably work on developing the families of the other characters, but that’s bound to come much later. And color. Definitely gotta add color later, too….
The Townsends are a very tightly knit family, with a fair deal of publicity surrounding them since their father is a local newscaster. They are often sporadic and hardly in the house at the same time throughout the day, but still enjoy those moments at the end of the day when they can all sit down and be together. From left to right, the family members are Abby (16), Cody (11), Douglas (42), and Abby’s cousin Wyatt Colvin (17)
Clear Weston (17) and her mother Elsa (37) live very modestly together. While Clear’s primary focus is on her studies in order to enter a proper law school, Elsa works to manage their living conditions as a human resource conditioner.
The Greens are a very eccentric bunch with a heavy sporting history in their family. With the patriarch of the family working as a little league coach, and the eldest daughter taking on a sports management internship straight out of college, their main focus is on the growing athletic talent of their son Zack, if his personal affairs don’t get mixed in too heavily. From left to right, the family members are Murphy (45), Nadine (22), Zack (16), and Carren (43)
The Pandolfis are a more self-kept family, who are more focused on artistic pursuits than town participation, but are still fairly sociable with their neighbors. While Jake is the most reserved of them, his mom and dad do all that they can to respect him and help him get ahead in life. From left to right, the family members are Louis (43), Jake (16), and Demetra (44).
The Yorks are your typical lower-class family, where each member of the family over 13 has to do work just so they can all have enough to eat. They live a very humble, but happy life, and while the parents wish for their children to get out of this crummy lifestyle and do great things, the kids feel obligated to stick around to support their parents for all that they did for them when they raised each of them. From left to right, the family members are Gary (22), Oscar (56), Frankie (10), Dennis (15), Marlene (53), Shannon (4), Neil (7), and Robyn (25).
All Characters belong to me, and are a part of my upcoming teen romance comic Any Kind.