Micah: Timeless, TangibleWhen I was twelve I invented a character I called Myoku, just in the confines of a little storytelling game played with a friend. For the last ten years, this charater has been everywhere in my work, both in my stories and in my random art. During an embarrassing period of my life in middle school, all my friends (no, all my friends) knew Myoku by name. Pretty quickly I tweaked his image from resembing a Yuugiou character to resembling a character from "Hikaru no Go" (accidentally). Over the years, he's matured right along with me from adolescence into adulthood. His image mirrored mine, from baggy sweatshirts to explosive color to neat vests and chucks.
Though a large part of his life is kept to myself, during my last semester of my senior year of college he gained some fame. Since I tinker around with him in my normal artwork he ended up in a neat experimental piece that is listed as the last image below. I casually submitted him to my senior art show and he ended up being selected as the winner of the Clair and Gladys Strommen Meaningful Work award. Along with a $500 cash prize, Micah's dumb face will be displayed at my school for the next year as the first ever meaningful artwork recipient. Nobody will ever know just how meaningful he is to me or how amazing it was that I can credit his dumb face for this honor.
Images of Micah Over the YearsThese are listed chronologically. Roughly. I'm terrible at dating my work.
Myoku Sato | Nikkei
Chris Stevens | Rebels
Micah Stillwater | Sanctus (short story)
Micah Evereaux | The Terror of Night
Colyn/Micah | Cadence
Micah Stillwater | Farewell, Fairytale
Isaac Mahaniya | Sun-Walking
Playing the brother of the long-lost Sun-Walker, Levi, Micah or "Isaac" gets to grow up a litte bit. He gets along well with the heroine Lucienne but he's made some dumb choices. For the first time, he plays an artist. Isaac's got some epic lines. Also, as a younger brother rather than older he has an interesting vulnerable aspect to his character that wasn't even seen in "Cadence." He's got a really endearing role in the story, but he isn't in on a big part of the story's action-packed scenes.|
***UPDATE*** So last week I decided to turn this character into a woman, but keep all of Isaac's dialogue and mannerisms. So...it's kind of still him...but it is amazing what switching his gender did as far as creating a really unique female character for this story. Ha...ha.
Micah Taylor | Unface
|Sadly, Micah doesn't get to see any of the action in this short novel. Representing a good friend of mine and married to another good friend of mine, Micah gets to scold his younger sister, the protagonist Ashlyn, for her dreaminess. He still manages to get in some lewd jokes in the few short scenes in which he appears.|
Micah Stillwater | Code: Compromised