I was writing a big scene for the sarghress today where they refer to past victories, trying to outdo each other. When i counter-checked the cameo info however, as there is a lot of sarghress without concept art in this chapter, i realized the person did not brought back their old sarghress character but instead submitted a new one. Which bring me to this advice to people who consider a cameo for an upcoming chapter:
If you have had a cameo in the past that can fit in the story. It is always best to bring her or him back instead of making a new one. The readers care for familiar faces that has appeared before or even better, has done something meaningful. Not only that but i’m more likely to be able to fit said character in something meaningful again. The case example is always Fame whose owner, Miburo, always brought back. She doesn’t feel like a cameo because she’s always there. At this point she might as well be cast member. Or Tebryn, owned by Thalar, who threw a last taunt at Zala’ess before departing as she was the one to find the dead body of Diva. Had it been a different sarghress, this would not have been possible. People are a lot less likely to question her being at Quain’s side than a new face considering she’s been there since chapter 14.
Speaking of old chapter. Starlitdragon brought back a background cameo from chapter 2. Yes there’s no zero missing there, 2. Proof to point, Kite did a picture of this character 10 years ago. You know it’s old when Kite mention doing a collab with her “boyfriend” and said boyfriend isn’t me.
This character is a merchant that’s now serving as cook for the sarghress
She’s certainly getting quirkier with the years…
I mean, think about it. Kite, master of the cute, had a darker more realistic portrayal than starlitdragon, the environment painter. Things sure changed.