In the case of unfamiliar characters, yes, I'll most likely do a search of the web for them. If the writer includes a URL or an image of the character that would help.<P>If the writer introduces a new character he/she created, sometimes fullblown personality descriptions won't be necassary. Remember we're only working with four panels, and what the character says or does in the strip will tell the the reader what kind of personality he/she has. However, I will need a physical description. Too vague and I'll have to come up with a character design of my own. Bonus if you include a picture you have drawn or sketched of the character.