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#9 – The Neb : The 30 Characters Challenge

#9 – The Neb

| November 9, 2011 | 2 Comments

This is probably one of the only characters that won’t have a design to accompany it (I say that now, 9 characters in, so we’ll see).

This is the fourth character I’ve created that is based on my wife, so it’s grouped with the Michelles. Michelle has a nosy side, one that you wouldn’t really know unless you were with her 24/7 and lived with her. She hates surprises, and Christmas and birthdays are the most annoying holidays because of this. Whenever she’s being nosy, she calls it being “nebby,” which I guess is a Western Pennsylvania way of putting it. When I told her I was going to do create five characters based on her, she said, “Well, you have to do one that spotlights my annoying traits, too,” and this is that character. I’d apologize, but she kinda had this coming.

The Neb (Christine Schumaker) is ostensibly a detective, key word being “ostensibly.” She works for a private investigations firm…in the records department. Meaning she has access to a lot of files…files she shouldn’t be looking through during her lunch hour. However, Christine’s nosiness has actually been an asset to the company. Due to her nebbiness, she has actually saved a few lives from Death Row, and overturned a few “open-shut” cases. It’s a good thing she’s such a yenta…

Design wise, I see her looking like my wife, with a raincoat and some kind of fashionable shoes. She carries a magnifying glass, but it’s mostly for show. She’s the Jessica Fletcher of the mid-thirties set.

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Category: 2011, Humor

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I'm not exactly sure what I should put here, so here goes. I'm a writer, written for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, AdHouse Books, and Simon & Schuster, among others and his stories have been reprinted in other countries. Mostly concentrating on creator owned work right now, so the challenge suits me just fine. I live in Queens (Astoria/LIC), NY with my wife, Michelle, and two dogs, Kasey and Kirby. I'm not sure what else needs to be said, but I'm sure I'll keep changing this. Oh, here's something. I contribute to the Project Rooftop site. The RetroFix column was kind of my idea, so I feel like that experience will help me out here.

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  1. Michelle says:

    Thanks Babe! I love her!

  2. And the inspiration for the character speaks!

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