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Now in his mid-thirties and extremely bitter, Emile never did much in the way of cultivating friends. He spent so much time outwitting and generally embarrassing his competition that he failed to recognize that he’d be too old to work alone someday and would be forced to hire some help. Being a complete prick, Emile does all he can pretend that this is not the case, but deep down he knows that, save for Paolo (who’s a bit on the insufferably annoying side himself), practically everyone and their mom would love to see him in handcuffs, or better yet, a body bag.

Catalina Rebenque- Born into a well-regarded Argentine family, Catalina was groomed from a young age to become a great dressage champion. By the time she reached her early twenties, she was one of the top competitive riders in the both the South American and European circuits. Attracted to anything involving great danger and high speed, she took some of her winnings and invested in a small kit car, which she assembled (and later modified) after briefly skimming the attached instructions. Eventually her collection of automobiles expanded, and her interest in driving grew to the point that it rivaled her love for riding. After rescuing a young man floundering in the mud under a bridge (he seemed innocent enough) one fateful night, she began her career as a professional get-away driver.

When he was much younger, Emile hired Catalina with some frequency. She met his requirements of ‘fast, precise, and with little regard for the well-being of other motorists’, as well as being…well, charming. Now she’s in her late forties with kids of her own, and a hip injury sustained from a bad fall off a horse. No longer capable or willing to play cops and robbers with him, Catalina has very politely explained to Emile that she will shoot him dead if she ever finds him sneaking around her property again. The doorbell is there for a reason. It’s what civilized people use.


Gwen- A practical thief, Gwen is cautious and precise with seemingly endless amounts of patience. Although she behaves in every respect like a seasoned professional, she appeared in the underground art scene very suddenly. No one knows who she is or where she came from, only that she’s a thief of the highest caliber, attracting only the wealthiest, well-connected art collectors. Gwen has worked for everyone from jealous museum curators to members of the mob, which is positively infuriating to freelancers like Paolo and Emile, who barely scrape by when their plans go awry.

Although very little is known about Gwen, a few of her qualities tend to stand out: For one thing, she has a heavy Slavic accent, though it’s a bit too muddled to use for identification purposes. The eccentric clothing is probably just poor taste in action. She moves very fluidly, almost as if she was floating under that dress. Oddly enough, under all of those bandages and heavy layers of clothing, she looks rather like a certain prima ballerina who disappeared a few years ago…
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:iconclockworkrainbows:
clockworkrainbows Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
You have some really intriguing character designs. It's so refreshing~ <3
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Dr-Dv8 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Student
Catalina's awesome. She sounds just like my own dressage trainer, except I doubt my trainer does much dealing with criminals.
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CarmenWilliousDorman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
I am intrigued by this Gwen now. :D
I love that you draw your characters in different colors. It kind of fits their personalities. ^^
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Hectic-Heathen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
Your character designs rock the freakin' house.
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thinkbomb Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
I love love love Gwen's design. ^__^ :heart:
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MintStar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007   Interface Designer
Your inking skills are gorgeous :D luv Emile's expression...
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eminkey2003 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
I was just thinking today about how AWESOME your characters are. Little crit: If Gwen's not floating under that long dress, how can she lean forward so far without falling?
:?
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Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
You just answered your own question, mister. c:
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seel-dingo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
god these characters are so fucken cool @0@ i especially like the one in the middle! nice body shape, and big sexy nooossseee X3
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:icongrim-amentia:
Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
lol, big noses are too fun to draw.
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Fetus-Man Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
so uh.... hows about that battle?????? :c
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:icongrim-amentia:
Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
But you killed Copper, you bastard. :c *cry*
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Fetus-Man Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
(he's not really dead)
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Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
haha, I seriously thought for a moment you were going to bring him back as zombie-copper or something.
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Fetus-Man Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
....so when are we gonna battle????c:
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Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
I'm trying to finish up my pulpo entry, and then I've got a fight with Powerz...but then you'll be next. And it will be the best fight ever. (and I'll probably lose, but that's okay)
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Fetus-Man Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
im just joshing you, i know you're busy, im content pursuing my pipe dreams c:
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Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
I seriously do want to battle this summer. If only because Copper vs. Paolo would be the most jarring clash of styles possible. muahaha
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Eddie-McGee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Is it just me, or has your style changed?

Looks lovely!
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:iconthemrock:
Themrock Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You rock my socks. Gwen is loveable. And so the rest.
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Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
:D Thank you very much Dirk.
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Themrock Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You continue to inspire!
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TheSilverTopHat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Oooh, I love Catalina's design, both artistic and story-wise. She looks like a savy dare-devil type. And the type to kick poor Emile through a third story window.
Poor Emile, he was never terribly youthful looking in the first place...
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Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
He's looking a bit on the haggard side these days. haha
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DrZime Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gwen's design is just too good! You really inspire~ :hug:
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Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
aww, thank you very much. c:
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CaptainOscillator Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
She looks like she escaped from the set of bright young things. I love it!
As always, your back stories take your pieces from mere art to something even more incredible. thankyou for sharing this deranged little world with us.
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Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
haha, you're welcome
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ru-debega Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I keep wanting to leave really good, deep comments on your pictures and then I actually see them and all I can say is "Bzuh?" You consistently render me speechless with sheer awesome. I have such a love for your style and your character designs that I can't even articulate it.

Emille's so grouchy. I love his spats. Catalina's curl of hair brings me glee. And I can't help but picture Gwen speaking exactly like Natasha Fatale now.
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Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
haha, now I can't imagine her sounding any other way. She's stuck sounding like Natasha.
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CaptainOscillator Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
but who would be her boris badinoff?
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ChickenfoxStudios Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 Yay another Argentine! I like her attitude ^_^
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Hobbyist
I LOVE Gwen's outfit. XD It's amazing.
I always enjoy reading your character descriptions. :D
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shingworks Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Love. All of them. Although I require more Azevedo...
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Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
lol, well, eventually you'll have a good 15-20 pages worth. :D
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jinguj Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
FINALLY, GIRLS

XD

i love gwen, you knew this. But catalina is fresh, I like it.
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Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
lol, I need to draw girls more often. xp
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AmbrMerlinus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
I like Gwen quite a bit.
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Sheana Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Neat! Azevedo's sister or cousin? :)
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Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
haha, his mom. A much younger version of her. She's a bit more put-together than he is, I think. :p
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Sheana Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Haha, really? That makes it even more entertaining.
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Jaba-Nonsense Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
i missed your sweet, sweet clean lines. augh luff!
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Makinita Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
i like your book is very informative hehehe
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MandelbrotsFish Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Student General Artist
*gurruglejndfns* I cannot efficiantly explain how much I adore your line work.


Nor can I spell.
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