Travis has slowly grown to be one of my favorite new AC characters. I can always count on him for some dependable, naive hilarity.
Initially, Travis was created out of a desire to have more late-teen/early 20-something age characters in the series. Sure, I had kids around Hank‘s age, and more than a fair share of grown-ups such as Harvey, Simone, and Dwayne.
Shoot, I even had a sudden increase in the “more mature” crowd a la Grandpa Leland, Gus and Tilsie Gentry, and a few other geriatric comedians.
But, I didn’t have any of what my grandfather would have dubbed “Young Folks”.
So I decided to “create” Addanac City University so that I could share some stories based upon characters in the college demographic. Travis was the first guy I brewed up that fit the bill.
As time crept on, I began to enjoy using him more and more. To me, there’s just something fresh about his determination and good-natured ribbing with his friends. Travis is a decent fellow, albeit he does have his foibles.
I just feel like he hasn’t yet learned how to be the great man he may soon become with time. Thanks for giving the guy a chance!