Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Mary and Maria the Parisian Twins
Hello all! I haven't posted in a while... Been busy going to lots of conventions. And I saw the recent theme, which was circus! In fact, there's a circus in my story, and these two lovely ladies are the stars...
These are my original characters, Mary and Maria, the Parisian twins from my Heroes&Bandits comic, featuring Ringo Gringo's Wild West Circus! Yes, they're conjoined at the hair... can you tell who's who?
Man, the research that went into these characters was SO MUCH FUN. I learned about Siam, and about Chan and Eng--One of the FIRST popular twins, and also so happen to be in the entertainment business (circus). Since they were both popular and from Siam, the name "Siamese twins" stuck,... and whenever any twins would gain popularity, they would be deemed "siamese twins" :B Interesting, no?
Anyway, since these twins aren't technically "Siamese", they are from Paris! So I guess they'd be called Parisian twins?.... These two characters are based off of something that happened IRL when trying to form our Gothic Country band (a long time ago), Rambling Rose and the Bitter Rodeo: We held an audition for two new positions... accordion and banjo. Out of all the people who seemed interesting enough, two girls stuck out and one was Mary, the other, Maria. It was super confusing since they both wouldn't mind being called Mary.
...Ok so maybe the re-telling of that story wasn't as funny as I thought.