Jen Laurens

yearbook jenName: Jen Laurens

Age: 22

Sign: Sagittarius

Color: Green

Likes: Sports, Eating, Exercise, Action movies, Rock music, Swimming, Sleeping, Shooting Games

Dislikes: Studying, Math, Romanctic Films, Reading

First JODDAS VAPD strip: Banana Split Flavored Oreo

Jen was one of the first female characters in JODDAS VAPD. I based her on one of my tom boyish friends I had back in Middle school, but later aspects of Jen such as eating habits and Action movies came from my older sister. Her design came from a character I drew back in my Calvin & Hobbes stage of JODDAS VAPD in my middle school years:

Click image to enlarge The character above Jass=Jen. For whatever reason of the Calvin & Hobbes period I got the idea of some sort of secret organization story line (I think I was watching some anime about spies at the time) The short hair and the clothing somewhat compares with Jen today.

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The Calvin & Hobbes period was very dirty so keep in mind whenever reading any of these strips as I didn’t really know what I was doing back then. The character above Jass=Jen. For whatever reason of the Calvin & Hobbes period I got the idea of some sort of secret organization story line (I think I was watching some anime about spies at the time) The short hair and the clothing somewhat compares with Jen today. I guess technically Jen is considered the first female JODDAS VAPD character I ever made.

Back then I had no idea that this character design would be the basis of Jens design today. Jen never made it to the Life Sucks stage of my high school days, but ultimately was created in Life Stinks as a main female character. The following was the first Life Stinks strip featuring Jen:

Click image to enlarge Life Stinks Jen design. I never really changed Jen's design since her Life Stinks days. I tried to at one point, but I did not care for the change in design which is why Jen still has the same design.

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Life Stinks Jen design. I never really changed Jen’s design since her Life Stinks days. I tried to at one point, but I did not care for the change in design which is why Jen still has the same design.

In the Life Stinks stage she was heavily stereotypical tom boy character always in competition with Patrick. Some of those traits made it into JODDAS VAPD, but I added a more cynical side to Jen which I think is something I got from basing Jen from my own sisters traits.

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Click image to enlarge Jen has Seven character design/concepts. Much of her design has remained the same over the years.

Jen is a very strong willed woman who refuses the stereotypes of women. She feels it’s alright to act anyway she feels fit. She’s not a genius, but puts everything she can into her education in order to become the dietitian she hopes to become. She feels special when she’s with her friends as they have all accepted her for who she is and treat her as one of their own.

jen

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