Behind the Scenes: Jacob

Jacob was more of a character that my co-writer came up with.  He wasn’t part of the original story and kinda spawned out when Waylans was created.  I seem to recall that Jacob first came out when we were writing the scene in the bar when Waylans throws his knife to scare away the guy who was threatening Kalwa.  My initial plan was for Waylans to get up and get it himself, but Ryan suggested having a “little gopher boy” who would just go and get it for him.  From that whole scenario, Jacob came to life as Waylan’s little mute assistant.  When I was first given the name “Jacob” I envisioned him as being a small and nicely dressed kid (illustrated by the drawing on the right), thus he’d truly be a little assistant.  Somewhere along the line, I had the idea that Jacob wears a coat and boots that are clearly too big for him.  The general idea is that he wears them in hopes that one day he’d grow and fill them out someday, and hopes to be just like Waylans.  Ryan really liked the idea and it stuck with the character.

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