As part of my ongoing book progress updates, I’ll be introducing some characters from the story.
To start with, here’s a preliminary sketch and bio of Julien Hedgehog (né Edgehawk). When I first wrote him into the plot, I hadn’t intended for Julien to play a major role in the events and development of the book. However, as the chapters progressed, I found that his character had an interesting voice and even lent a certain richness to the overall theme of friendship that I wanted to convey. Hence, Julien came to be one of the book’s main characters.
Incidentally, or coincidentally, both my designer and artist chose to zoom in on Julien’s chapter in their first layout drafts and sketches, the latest of which I am sharing below.
Perhaps there is something about Julien Hedgehog.
Name: Julien Edgehawk
Nicknames: Julien Hedgehog, Daggerhead, Spiky Spud
Star sign: Leo
Born: Suffingshire, currently resides in Michelmont
Family: Parents, three older brothers
Studies at: Lutetia Elementary School for Boys and Girls
Status: New boy in town/at school
First friends: Belle Marie, Tess Brown
Distinctive features: Naturally spiky hair, stormy grey eyes, photographic memory
Favorite subjects: Math, Geography, World History
Likes: Punctuality, map-reading, canoeing, afternoon siestas
Dislikes: Bullies, impoliteness, groundless theories
Aspires to be: A cartographer or historian
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