Many months ago I entered a contest that was held by Previews (comic catalogue) and Mouse Guard (an awesome comic that I highly recommend). The contest was to create your own Mouse Guard charater, and the winner would get their charater in the comic, which would be hand picked by the artist David Petersen, as well as win an original page of the comic and a signed hardcover. I was insanely excited about the contest and did tons of little sketches of mice, in the end this is the one I sent in, and I won the contest! I also had to send in a back story for the charater, so here it is: Roibin was once a bard that traveled between the towns and villages bringing entertainment and news. On one visit he found some youngling mice pulling some legs off a little beetle. Roibin, hating to see any creature suffer, chased the younglings away. Since then the beetle followed him faithfully and Roibin named him, Conall, the little one who is strong. Now that Roibin is old he stays at Lockhaven, and scribes his past adventures and the songs that his voice once sang, as well as the history as it is being made.