MBRS, the red headed wild squirrel of the bunch, is the primary female counterpart to ES in the series. Who is she, where did she come from, and how did she get her reputation? That’s what we aim to find out today…
First of all, MBRS is short for Miss Beautiful Red Squirrel, with the latter being such a mouthful that MBRS (Embers if you’re so inclined) is simply what she is known as. She was inspired by this article that was posted the message board in November 2008. The basic outline for her started popping up periodically in the portraits I was still drawing at the time, but MBRS’s first appearance in the form her character would take on actually came in my sketchbook:
It didn’t take long for me to start working the character into my other ES art on the Bored, and she replaced Sandy (another subject of a future post) as the female lead. MBRS’s personality has pretty much remained the same during her entire 3 year existence… a wild party squirrel, flirtatious, never afraid to flaunt her sex appeal, a good-natured little devil. She’s also the perfect foil for sweet innocent Angel Squirrel, who will be the subject of my next post.
For a good time, call MBRS!