I love drawing Front Page.
I created her because, once I'd signed on as Everfree NW's staff artist, I was asked to design a flyer that featured a pony carrying a newspaper in her mouth. The pony I drew had glasses, a visor, and a newspaper-page cutie mark. We named her Front Page shortly after that.
Now she's been the mascot for a con and will continue to be part of that con going forward, and she has her own ask tumblr (askfrontpage.tumblr.com
) and her own theme song, which my band Ruiness just released. She has a personality and a voice.
She was designed for EFNW '13's newspaper theme, but she's also a callback to my own post-college career as a newspaper reporter. If I'd been covering Ponyville, I might never have moved on to other things.