2011 Challenger: Lorenzo Bonilla

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hello, my name is Lorenzo Bonilla. I am a dual graduate at Westwood and Columbia College in Chicago. I am an aspiring cartoonist/animator with heavy emphasis on illustration, sequential art, and character design.

My own experience comes from working on several indie comic projects and freelance work. I worked on a published book called Beef O’ Keefe’s Guide to Irish Drinking Games and am attached to storyboard an upcoming television series pitch. I also am a founder and Organizer for my own Chicago Comic Creators group, where we are in production for an comic anthology entitled The Anthology of Interest, which will debut my childhood comic idea, Blazer the Raptor. I also have two comic projects in the works called Loman, an Occult Task Force series, and Moonbebes, a comic I did during last year’s 24 Hour Comic Book day Challenge.

I was introduced to the 30 Character Challenge from a news post on Newsarama, and upon reading it, I became interested in participating. I went to the site, which indeed does have loading issues, as I have tried to post to be put on the newsletter and met with failure. Until this year, when I successfully signed onto the newsletter and received my first newsletter from Tyler James. Before doing the challenge, I do my own personal challenge in October where I draw monsters from myth, legend, folklore, and literature.This challenge interests me because I like the idea behind, creating characters in an industry, like America for example, that is obstinate or stubborn to change or develop new ones while other countries like Japan and Europe, go through practically a randomizer generator of character creation content. Plus, it gives me a chance to belt out and flesh out ideas and concepts for characters I have lying around for the purpose of this site.


I am a fan of superhero, horror, and action comics. I read and research obsessively online for articles of interest and I am a fan of cartoons, anime, wrestling, and movies. I listen to a mix of metal, alternative, classical, and industrial music like Nine Inch Nails, Gojira, Alic in Chains, Daft Punk, and Tool.Some titles I like in no particular order, The Dresden Files, Green Lantern, The Flash, Iron Man, Nova, American Gods,  and StormWatch.


If you want to see what to expect from me, you can check out my website at www.lorenzobonilla.com, my deviant art profile at emeraldfury.deviantart.com, and my talenthouse profile at  talenthouse.com/labsite. They all pretty much have the same content, as I upload all sites at once for consistency.


In closing, I look forward to participating with the 30 Character Challenge. I like to thank Tyler James for starting up such a challenge and I hope to make it to the end.


Thank you,


Lorenzo Angel Bonilla

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Graduate of Visual Communication/Animation at Westwood and Columbia College in Chicago. Work at Staples Copy/Print and freelance artist. Specializes in character design, illustration, and sequential art.

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