I did a comic called Style for some website that i can’t remember the name of back in maybe 1999-2000. It only lasted for a few weeks and was really bad. I was pretty young.
It was about 3 high school girls. The main character was Lauren Wood and the other two girls were Lisa Miller and Kim Pine. The title “Style” was just meaningless — I was really into this Orbital song called Style, and I liked the word. The comic wasn’t about fashion, it wasn’t really about anything. I was trying to be just like Paul Pope and my art was very derivative of his work at the time.
A few years later I resurrected the title and characters for 3 really goofy comedy strips on the Oni Press website. I think it was one per month, and those months were November 2002, December 2002 and January 2003.
I did these strips just before starting work on Lost at Sea, but they are more of a precursor to Scott Pilgrim (which I had already been doing notes and sketches for since around March 2002).
Obviously, Kim Pine would be a major Scott Pilgrim character; the high school backdrop became the basis for Scott’s high school memories; and Lisa Miller is involved in the Scott Pilgrim books too. (Lauren became just a cameo in SP.)
In these strips the characters don’t really have much of a personality. Since I only did three, I didn’t develop it very much beyond silly jokes. The third strip was done when I was sick with a cold, so it kinda sucks, but whatever.
There you have it!