Author Archive: The Horchata Crew

For those who have participated in the previous 30characters challenge, I am Pitang, or Faith Orcino as I am called in the real world. This time, my friend Joseph Noblit is teaming up with me as The Horchata Crew to complete this challenge and expand our artistic limits and character roster. My friends and I are slowly working on stories we hope to publish. I currently work with my university's newspaper as a writer and artist. "Student A" is the small comic series I make for them. Some have been posted on the paper's website ( It is just a small start to make my big dream real.

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The Horchata Crew’s 2013 30

| November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments


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Here they all are~!!!  The newest addition to the Horchata Crew’s arsenal of characters.  3rd time’s definitely the charm since we completed without any technical problems!  We’re still working on all of the stories these characters fit into.  For those wondering, we used 6 story drafts to create these characters:

Story A: 001, 017-019, 025, 026, 030 // Story B: 002 & 003 // Story C: 004-006 // Story D: 007-012 // Story E: 013 – 016 // Story F: 020-024, 027-029

As always, it’s a pleasure to participate in this challenge every year.  The Crew will be back for more, hoping to see even more spectacular work~!!!

030 – Louise Erica Morales

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



Wife of Jericho and mother of Roland and Henry, she’s a high school teacher.  Louise escaped Hell many, many years ago and found a human vessel to take over.  She and her boys were advocated by the angel Serenitatem and rarely uses her true demon form.  Both Henry and Greg have taken her math class.  Roland was spared.  Louise is very close to her human parents, though not as much with her in-laws who knows that she is a demon.

029 – Ann Clarke

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This is the Clarke children’s mother and David’s wife.  She was a gentle soul who many remember for her small kind acts.  She died some time after Jessica was born.

028 – Xiao Fan Tcheng

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Xiao Fan has been with the Clarke family for years, ever since Patrick was born.  She is a very strict nanny, especially to Jess and her own children.  Her mother is British and met Xiao Fan’s father in Hong Kong.  Surprisingly, Xiao Fan’s husband is also from Hong Kong but works all over the world.

027 – Vivian White

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Ms. White is Jessica’s 6th grade teacher.   She’s only have a few years under her belt as a full-time teacher and is close to Stuart.  A portion of her design is based off of an art professor of mine.

026 – Claudine Marie Richmond

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Claudine’s one of the guidance counselors at the demon brothers and Greg’s high school.  She recently transferred to the school after getting married to one of the teachers there.  Claudine is also good friends with those of the supernatural kind in the area, due to her gifted sixth sense.

025 – Jericho Andres Morales

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This is the human father of the demon brothers, Roland and Henry.  He works at the local auto shop where he actually met his wife.

024 – Stuart Meyers

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An American student who ended up studying abroad in England.  He was hired by David to take care of his three children.

023 – David Clarke

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The father of the three Clarke children, he supports them by continuing to work at his law firm.  He lost their mother a number of years ago and still struggles and mourns.

022 – Jessica Ann Clarke

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The youngest child, she’s a menace.  Jessica is also very smart and uses it to her advantage.. which tends to lead into fights.  Her middle name is her mother’s first name.

021 – Patrick William Clarke

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The middle child.  He tends to go into his own world and also writes it down.  A bit timid and awkward, but a very good young man.  He’s a freshman in high school.

020 – Lily Olivia Clarke

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The Eldest of three, her personality is similar to the classic character Pepper Ann.  She loves playing baseball and is a junior in high school.

019 – Greg Walter Robbins

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The half-angel, half-human child of Gregory and Serenitatem, he is the new assigned guardian of the region.  His angelic facial are similar to his mothers and also are his feathers.  He’s a tutor to the Demon Brothers and a good friend to Henry (they’re also in the same grade.)

018 – Gregory William Robbins

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Gregory’s an owner to a local pub.  His father passed it on to him after he retired many years ago.  His grey hairs are due to a hereditary trait of early greying.  He met Serenitatem, his wife, after a near death experience where she accidentally revealed herself as his guardian angel.  Though they’re working in separate realms, the two maintain their relationship and support their son.

017 – Demon Brothers Henry and Roland

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments



Technically, they’re half-human, half-demon.  They’re one year apart, Henry being the oldest.  Wanted to show both their full demon form and partial one.  Both of them also have a pair of wings and Henry’s the only one with the bottom pair of fangs.  They’re proper young men, or at least their parents hopes so, though Roland tends to slack on schoolwork.  They have been advocated by the angel Serenitatem.

016 – Karinne Von Katzen

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments



The world Raquel travels is filled with many types of beings.  Nearby Arty’s harbor city in is a prominent cat-folk village where Karinne, his girlfriend, lives.  Both of her parents are diplomats while she herself is studying to be a lawyer.  Arty built her right arm after she lost it due to an accident.

015 – Jonathan Lyons-Hawkins

| November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments



Jonathan’s the reluctant companion of Raquel and a child of one of the former troupe members.  He was asked by both Arty and Arty’s father to look after Raquel.  He was a part of the local group of soldiers until his fight that cost him his left eye.  Jonathan carries both a sword and a pair of muskets (though weapons are not completely finalized.)

014 – Artemis “Arty” Luster

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Arty’s the current “Magician” who takes care of  Raquel.  His grandmother created the automaton when the troupe was just starting out and his father was the one who performed with her.  Arty mostly works at his little repair shop by the shore of his hometown.  It’s only when Raquel needs him when he’ll travel outside.  He took over the job after a devastating accident that caused his father to be bedridden.  His father stays with his wife, Arty’s stepmother, in a nearby town in the valley.  Though very young, many stop by his shop for help. (note: he does have dahlia/delilah/dalilah piercings on the sides of his mouth)

013 – Raquel the Radiant

| November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments



Raquel was a character I had many drafts of for an OCT I was thinking of entering.  She’s actually an automaton created by a performing troupe.  They’ve disbanded and she decided to stay by her mechanic, the “Magician”.  Raquel’s halves are separate pieces and her top portion floats while she can control her bottom half.  She’s also skilled in fighting thanks to some of her side performances.  She can go on her own, which she does at times, but relies on the “Magician” for maintenance work and repairs.

012 РM̩lanie Amyot

| November 14, 2013 | 2 Comments



This young lady’s the “protagonist” from this recent set of characters (007-012).  She made a deal with the devil and taking revenge on those that ended her life.

011 – Mr. Liam and Spes

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This is the big boss of the Underworld, who for now goes under the name, Mr. Liam.  Time to time, he takes care of Spes (similar to Ouji and Ringo from Casshern Sins).  She never shows up at the office and only communicates with Mr. Liam.

010 – Apate

| November 11, 2013 | 1 Comment


She’s the current receptionist of the Underworld.  A very festive lady who tends to have fun with those waiting in line.

009 – Thanatos

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A very polite young man who’s also a manifestation of Death.  He’s the brother to Nemesis.

008 – Atë

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This scooter girl’s actually a goddess of mischief and folly.  She enjoys ruining the day.

She has many sets of piercings.  A pair of dermals on each wrist, a pair of dimple cheek ones, one on the top of her nose and one on the bottom of her lips.  She also has some spike plugs in her ears.  Her jacket has a number of patches and she wears rings, one on each ring and pinkie finger.

007 – Nemesis

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This little cheerful gal is not one you would like to get on her bad side.  “Nem”, called by few, loves to change her hair with her many different outfits.

006 – Frida Zachrisson

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Another friend and supporter of Michelle, but in the dark about her new work and her powers.  On the other hand, Frida is a big fan of her superhero persona.

005 – Tomas Sikorski

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A very good friend of Michelle and very smart man.  He’s currently enrolled at a community college while working at an electronic store, trying to make his own path and future.

004 – Michelle Nguyen

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She found a new purpose in her life when she developed superpowers.  Now she’s a superhero-in-training looking ways to balance her new life with her current.

003 – Kimi

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Older sister of Isao and shares the responsibilities of the forest with her brother.

002 – Isao

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He is a child of a local land god who watches over a special forest.

001 – Serenitatem

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Her name is “Serenity” in Latin.  She is a celestial guardian who has a family on earth.  From time to time, when allowed, she visits her human husband and half mortal son.  Note: the picture does show one wing, but she does have a complete pair (just didn’t draw the other one to include information on the page.)