Archive for October, 2011

2011 Challenger: Hamish Steele

| October 31, 2011 | 1 Comment

 Hello Challengers!

I’m Hamish and I might be the worlds oldest 8-year-old. My work is very childhood based, but sometimes with naughty bits thrown in. I have a webcomic called QINC, a sort of “Ren and Stimpy meets Tintin” thing which is going on hiatus till December… so perfect time to catch up here –

I am hoping to use this project to design a number of things for a number of projects I am working on, but most of all, to really decide what sort of overall style I want to work on. I’m still only a kid really (does 21 count?) and still at uni, but I want to start thinking more professionally.

I’m working on a Victorian-set comedy of terrors called “New Adventures in the Old World” and any help and advice would be really great. This all challenge is meant for me to learn how to do it all.


Bombs away!


Hey Guys

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Just wanted to say Hi!
Can’t wait to see what everyone does and more over see who all finishes. They said give a hey-oh to those  on the site.
My name is Kat and I’m in my 9th quarter as AIS. I’m going for Game Art Design and hope beyond hope that one day I’ll be in character design. I’ve always loved drawing and once I started never stopped.

I’m really excited to see what everyone does and where I match up. It’s encouraging to know someone can get better and more so to see where everyone else is in the world. 30 Characters in 30 days sounds pretty hard but I guess at least 699 other people wanted to try a crack at it too, I’m thrilled an opportunity like this is here and-


2011 Challenger: Carolyn Gabriel

| October 31, 2011 | 1 Comment

Greetings, fair sirs and madams! How farest thou on this fine Hallow’s Eve?

Terribly butchered olde English aside, I’m a writer/dreamer who comes up with a character in less time than it takes me to pay my mortgage each month. I don’t have time for NaNo this year (let’s not get into my massive obligations over the next few weeks), but I absolutely love making new characters. I look forward to making (a bare minimum of) 30 of them this November, and assailing all you wonderful viewers with an assortment of crudely-drawn illustrations to go along with them. I’m no Frank Miller, but I do like drawing ponies!*

*Okay, I promise, no ponies.**

**That promise may be a lie.***

***Totally a lie.

2011 Challenger: Drew Green

| October 31, 2011 | 2 Comments

Hey folks!


My name is Drew Green and I’m an Atlanta-based illustrator and comic artist.  You can see most of my work at my tumblr or my Deviantart, but you can also read my (relatively new) webcomic, The Super-Gay Adventures of Ross Boston.


I heard about the 30 Characters challenge last year listening to a podcast, but was reminded about it again from a friend on Tumblr.  I was able to join it at the very last minute and I’m super pumped!  I want to take this opportunity to make some new characters for my current running comic, but I suspect that most of the focus will be put on another idea I’ve been kicking around, an action/horror comic called “Charlie Chainsaw Has a Dream.”  It will be interesting to challenge myself to come up with a brand new character related to this idea each and every day of November, but I suspect it will be loads of fun.


I look forward to contributing and I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with, as well!



2011 Challenger: Rachel Ross

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments
I look too normal to be an artist in this shot.

Deceptively Normal Photo

Hi there!

My name is Rachel Ross (which is why I cleverly put it in the title), and I’m a technical writer from Ohio. I saw this site last year, and this year I am actually going to participate.

I like to doodle random things, sculpt, and make jewelry. My website is but there is more photography and rambling there than anything else, though I also sculpt some Steampunk dragons and things. You can follow me as Nycteris on Twitter (though I am fairly quiet).  (Also I have an Etsy store.)

I’m not entirely sure if I am going to post my art using the Official 30 Characters Template,  but I am definitely going to draw 30 characters!

Hmm, I can’t seem to upload sample art.  Just… assume you are amazed at my skill. Ok fine here is my silly old dA site, full of dragons and thatched roof cottages*, and occasionally crudely drawn mad science.     *Well, actually just more dragons.

I promise my 30 characters will not be all dragons and ponies.


2011 Challenger: Austen Zaleski

| October 31, 2011 | 2 Comments

Howdy from Texas,

My name is Austen Zaleski.  I’ll be taking part in this years 30 character challenge with all 788 of you(wow..!).  I participated last year but unfortunately only made it to the 11 mark.  You can view what I managed to do here –> .  This was a great challenge and while I didnt finish it last year, it really opened my eyes to a lot of things.  I expect to gain much more by actually completing it this time around.

There’s a lot of talent in this year, so I’m eager to see what everyone creates.  Best of luck everyone, let’s make it one to remember!


| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m not sure if I could make the whole contest but I’ll try. This could be seen as a test of some sort since I’m not so well-adjusted with schedules.

2011 Challenger: Nathan Seabolt

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

A friend and I share a moment


Hi Everybody,


I’m Nathan Seabolt, an American would-be Illustrator/Designer living in Sydney AU. I’m hoping to use the 30 days challenge to push myself to produce some interesting characters and get some exposure for my scribblings.

Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Twitter: mnkyking


daily drawing blog:

2011 Challenger: Torill

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

A few days ago, my teacher told me to draw more, and this is me, doing exactly that. I’m Torill, I’m currently studying to become graphic designer, and I love drawing people. maybe one of these guys will inspire me to draw a comic, something I’ve been wanting to do, but been putting off for a long time.

I have a tumblr, and also a DA-account.

2011 Challenger: CalebTheTimeTraveler

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bonjour, Je me présente. Mon prénom est Caleb.

I don’t normally pull out what little french I do know, but seeing that most the folks here have much more talent than I, and do much more than I, it should seem in my best interest to at least seem a little more French than I normally am. (I hear French comics are a little more appreciated artistically.)

I am not currently employed in any art field, nor am I taking any courses, or studying them. (Or for that matter, have I ever. The biggest mistake in my life was taking Journalism over Creative Writing in 11th Grade) I do hope that someday though, I find myself in the field of comic books, possibly conjuring with names I whisper praise to when I speak silently to myself.

I am a writer mostly, but draw on occasion, and if you catch me at the right time, I might even be playing my trumpet, who I have named Carol after Hal’s one time love.

I won’t say this will be easy, ’cause I know it won’t. I’ve seen Harlan Ellison write a short story in a day, and the sweat on his brow is proof enough for writing challenges. But I will promise I’ll have fun, and I’ll finish this challenge, and I promise, everything I throw out here will be new, no cobwebs from me.

 I notice many others have put up Their Tumblrs, so might as well too.  





2011 Challenger: Kytha

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

‘sup guys? You can just call me Kytha or Ky or whatever other variation on that name you wanna go with. I got pointed this way by a friend (who lives in the same timezone– GMT +8!) and it looks like

Oh, and before I forget: Happy Halloween!this is gonna be pretty fun. While I’ve managed to complete NaNoWriMo a couple of years, this is something completely new to me. For some reason I don’t design new characters often, so this will definitely be fun! Assorted examples of my art can be found on my Tumblr, if you’re curious, but there’s not much to see.


2011 Challenger : Gemsicles

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

 Hello. Name’s Gems. Gemster. Gemsicles.  Any would do. Gems for short. I’m a senior Storyboard artist at a local animation company. And I love red bull and arctic ice. I am diabolically addicted to hot sauce.

Hoping to take up this challenge as good as possible.

2011 Challenger: Robert Worstell

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Robert C. Worstell

Thanks for this opportunity to show off my artwork.  I’ve been doing cartoons and such all my life, but it’s been taking second-fiddle to many different interests, such as “making a living” and “getting through school”, among others. However, I’ve recently been unearthing my old stuff I did in the odd corners of my life and reviewing these to see how I could get these going as a real enterprise – you know, start making money with this stuff and all my various talents.

And it’s encouraging to see how people are doing this, and all the connections which online publication and sales make possible these days. For I started in the days of actual cut-and-paste, having to send submissions by snail-mail and getting no feedback on the rejections. With cartoons and online publishing, I can get them out via my own virtual publishing house, with the whole world wide web to bring new clients to my virtual door. (You can tell I’m a bit excited about breaking into this, can’t you?)

My characters will be based on the caricatures I’ve been doing at County Fairs during recent summers. (Felt-tip pen and crayon-pencils on art paper.) In fact, I found out about 30 Characters from the website of a fellow caricaturist at Columbia College in Missouri (where we’ve shared gigs there for years.)

Final Series Issue - the end?

End of the Mexico Goat

Here’s a collection of a test run I did last year for a local Facebook celebrity called the Mexico Goat (who annoyed local pet-control officers for several weeks before a literal cowboy caught him with lasso from horseback.)

Luck to us all!

2011 Challenger: Maduin the Jester

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hi there, I’m Mad – Video Game Quality Assurance by day, creative nerd geek mind also by day. Getting in the challenge to see how much creative juice I can squeeze out of myself without resorting to back-catalog of preexisting characters of mine. My art skills are nigh inexistent, but there will be also non-graphic media coming from me. I think I’m gonna Enjoy this 😀

2011 Challenger: Tams

| October 31, 2011 | 3 Comments

Mo with flower


Hi! My name is Tamara, but usually go by Tams. Was introduced to this challenge by another 30Goer, Trey, and thought it would be good for me to get off my butt and work in art again. Just an 9-5 tester who has great ideas but nothing to show for it. Need to practice my art from the ground up so work mostly bios and headshots before working further. Can’t wait to get started and to see what everyone produces. ^_^

2011 Challenger: Jesse Birenza

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Since I’ve started school I haven’t been drawing near enough, so the challenge seemed like good incentive get at least a little art-making in every day. With luck, some character or other will gel and I can spin something off of them.

My tumblr


2011 Challenger: Elisa

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Blah, blah, I’m a comic artist slash retail wageslave slash fine arts major. I live off of cigarettes, coffee, scifi dorkery, and blues music. This whole exercise should probably help with my lack of creativity or something? I’m betting so at least.


2011 Challenger: Crystal M Rollins

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hey there everybody!Jikoshia Chapter 1 coverMichelle flying over the City

My name’s Crystal Rollins, and I arrive at this challenge from the hazy cold winter of the American Northwest (well, really, it’s just here in Seattle that it’s hazy and riany…) I was introduced to the challenge by my awesome rival/partner/BFF Emily Gillis, who is also participating this year. Me and her both flopped horribly last year, so I’m hoping that having a specific new story in mind will give me better character-fodder than last year. My target is to create 30 new cahracters for “Elementalists” a story of wizards, politics, countries trying to avoid wars, and criminals trying to avoid being caught. I’m hoping to give it a little bit of a Discworld feel, and though I want to contain it to a single novel, the ideas for this setting haven’t stopped since the weird dream that originally gave me the idea for the story. I’ll explain a bit more about that as I introduce characters, since these will be mainly text entries, unlike my attempt last year.

I write and draw a webcomic called “Aspect” which you can read here:  and I’m doing the coloring and cover artwork for Jikoshia, which you can read here:

I’d show you a picture of myself, but apparently I’ve got nothing more recent than 5 years ago, when I got married. Being the only camera-fiend around here means I don’t end up with many pictures of myself. Oh well!

Here’s some samples of my artwork (you can see more at my DeviantArt account, here: )

Challenger 2011: Knoxus/QuickNick

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m here to really set a goal. I always seem to quite my goals and I need to force my self to finish at lest one.

2011 Challenger: Amanda Lien

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments


Amanda Lien here. I’m a 2D artist for a company that makes iOS games. Excited to give this ago and get some original artwork out on a daily basis!  //

2011 Challenger: Shaina Hayes

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hey, broseidons! I was looking for a good way to fish my motivation back and keep the creativity flowing, and this looks like the perfect thing for me right now.

I’m a college freshman and Fine Arts major, and I have an entire world in my head, resting there, full of characters and species and creatures and ideas all waiting for me to pull them out and put them down on paper, and this should help me with that. Most of what I do for this will probably be related to my personal project ‘Psychasthenia’, but probably a bunch of other random stuff too.  (so excited to see everyone’s stuff!)

My DA is

2011 Challenger: Alyssa Brandt

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hello, my name is Alyssa and I’m a 2011 30 characters challenger. This is my second year doing the challenge, and my drawing skill have improved a lot since then. I’m in tenth grader who loves drawing, reading and cosplaying and am also currently working on a webcomic in progress. I first learned about the 30 character challenge from Martin Brandt (link). I hope to have lots of fun with this this year, and you can expect to be seeing a lot of characters from the comic I’m working on this time.

2011 Challenger: Sheli Hay

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Haha! Jumping right in!

I’m glad there’s an art counterpart to Nanowrimo. I’m excited to see everything that comes from this challenge! Best of luck, everybody!



Hey Everyone

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hi, my name’s Maddie. I’m a sophomore in highschool and I love to draw. I’m probably severely underestimating the difficulty of this challenge but I’m gonna do it anyway. The only internet access I easily have is on my iphone and the wordpress app is a butt so I’ll probably only upload pics on weekends. I think I’ll create characters in groups of seven, that sounds easy. Good luck to me and everyone!

2011 Challenger: Chelsea Hopkins

| October 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

Hello! My name is Chelsea, though I go by Subobo or Nyyrikki in other corners of the internet. I’m an Illustration major at SCAD in my senior year, so doing this on top of everything will be….interesting to say the least!

I love creating characters, either serious or ridiculous, and hopefully this will kick my creative slump into gear! (and maybe something interesting will result from this.)

Here’s my website:

And my art tumblr that I need to update:

Good luck to everyone, I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

2011 Challenger: Kira Pratt

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

My name is Kira, Ghost, or realityisamatterofopinion (my tumblr), and I am altogether too silly! I chose to undertake this challenge merely on a whim, but I think it would be great practice to get all my ideas out! It is very likely most of these characters will don outfits that are vaguely Victorian, Medieval, or ~magical~, eheh, and will also likely have fantastical occupations. I hope to, at the very least, complete this challenge. I’d like for all the characters to be useable in future stories of mine, but finishing is what’s important to me!

See y’all when it starts!


2011 Challenger: Trevor Gale

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hey all, my name is Trevor and I am kind of dumb because I really don’t have time to do this, but I’m going to anyway. I’m a recent grad of the Art Institute of Portland with a BFA in animation (focus on cel and Flash). I’ve got a bunch of comic-or-maybe-animated-blah-blah-it’s-in-my-bio projects that I’ve back-burnered in favor of slightly more ‘get a job’ things, and a lot of them aren’t even ready to start scripting, let alone anything more drawing-y.

My plan here is to start out focusing on a project that’s tentatively titled “Servers”, but I reserve the right to suddenly switch gears and come up with shit for one of the others, because nothing I can come up with after “because” doesn’t sound needlessly confrontational.

2011 Challenger: Xiao Mao

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

The name is Xiao Mao.  I hope to bring you many interesting characters.

My webcomic:

My blog:

2011 Challenger: Lore Salas

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments


Haha, hey everybody!! I just needed an excuse to keep my creating juices flowing all month long……. and this sounded like the perfect opportunity!!

I’m Lore (kuakness in some parts of the web) and I’m a visual development artist at a videogame company in Mexico. Since I’m mostly self-taught, I still have a long way to go and I could really use some practice and, of course, everybody’s critiques. Really looking forward on seeing what you guys come up with :D! let’s get drawiiiin’ !


2011 Challenger: Mary

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yo! welp, Name’s Mary, I’m a college student in my final year and I managed to stumble on this while clicking around. Decided that this might be fun to try out my writing skills with and develop ideas in my head.

Hope I can do well on this, and nice to meet everyone.

2011 Challenger: Kirsten Lien

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hello everyone! This should be fun! Bring it onnnnn!