Archive for December, 2011

Sebastien Sunstrum – 30 Characters in 30 Days

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

I finished my characters on time, but it took me a little while to start my thumbnail page.

Doing the 30 Characters Challenge was nice.  A good incentive to draw.

Ruben Kaae – 30 Character In 30 Day’s….. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:)

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here are my 30 characters
It was a lot of fun.
Ruben Kaae
Signing out…:)

30 Characters in 35 Days!

| December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Finished all 30 characters, though not in as many days, but still, it feels as big as it ever was. The experience getting there is well worth the challenge. That is my trophy! Thanks to everyone for participating, and thank you Tyler, for putting out the “spread”. Have a great holiday season, and we’ll see you next year!

For your perusal and amusement, I present, all of my 30 characters!

(If I get a slideshow/video of it, I’ll plant it right here too. For now, click whatever you like).


#30 – Sahil

| December 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

You may meet Sahil at the airport, offering his services. He’s what you call, a “jack-of-all-trades”. You name it, he can do get it for you, for a moderate fee, of course. He’s a good-natured man trying to make a living as a guide. What? Were you expecting some low-down and juicy story, or a bit of hi-jinx in his past? Well, maybe… but not anymore. He’s a good guy.

And so ends the 30 character run for me. I didn’t make it on time, but I made it, and I got what I wanted from this. A great experience creating characters, and a sad feeling that I didn’t get to savor it one day at a time. Its so much fun to create a character, and in my case, mostly visually. I didn’t go that far into a background for any of these guys, like last year, but I think its because my time to work on these was segmented to the point that I was always in a hurry, trying to catch up. Oh well. I look at what I did, and its impressive to me. Plus I got a lot of practice, and discovered some things I could do in a rush that I wouldn’t have known otherwise. Lots of lessons, and great experiences. Thanks to everyone for participating. It has been an honor to create along all of you. You are all winners in your own path. Keep at it… hopefully with the same momentum.



Tari Dave

| December 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tech and hacking expert Tari is arrested by Jake in the beginning of the story. When he becomes an agent of SPPD she is recruited to be a member of his team.

Steve Parks – 30 Characters in 30 Days

| December 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

30 days of thumbs

Joseph Trahan – 30 Characters in 30 Days

| December 3, 2011 | 1 Comment









My personal pat on the back is that I managed to post exactly one every day of November. The hardest, of course, was Thanksgiving. Had to plan ahead for that one.

Here’s the stats for my characters, because I’m a math geek, and I like to know: 14 ladies, 14 guys, 1 dog, 1 pair of shoes. 2 horror, 4 sci-fi, 1 fantasy and 23 superheroes (at least 6 of which are more “modern fantasy”). Only 12 characters based on animals or mythical creatures (which is usually my crutch). Had a great time, I’ll definitely be back next year, if my girl friend allows it.


Here’s who I have to thank for help on ideas: Kim. Julie & Pete. Ryan from Ifanboy. Fellow teachers Jenn and Megan. My students Diamond, Luis and Joey. Thank you.



Jared Lewis – 30 Characters in 30 Days 2011

| December 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

#1 Glorious Sentai Gokaider Red#2 Aurora#3 Sixth Carbon Lama#4 Longtalon#5 Phione
#6 Deadeye Huitzilo the Vaquero The Duke of Brixton#9 The Sky Bandit Beatrix Sprawling#10 “Upstairs Bigfoot”
#11 The Uzbek#12 Xaiyoi#13 & #14 Las Hermanas de La Sombras Vigilantes (Isa)#13 & #14 Las Hermanas de La Sombras Vigilantes (Magda)#15 Skaggs
#16 Goroh#17 Munson#18 Quozark the Unflinching#19 TheBinMan.EXE#20 The Outsorceror
#21 Fe-Male#21 Fe-Male#23 Mynah#24 Caldera#25 Biata Boombata
#26 Oosailoo#27 Wee Andrew of Glenclover#28 The Dingo Demon Formerly Known as Sig#29 The Tungsten Rhino Support Crew#30 Tremendous Rowdy

Made it. Just barely. Overall, I’m happy. I had a busier schedule, but there were hours here & there where I could’ve focused & gotten better results. Ultimately, just happy to hit 30 for a second year. I will probably be posting more about the whole experience sometime soon on my sketchblog. Until then, I’ve got some projects to get back to. Thanks for the feedback & support, & great job to everyone who participated this year. Hope to see you next.


Alex Holt – 30 Characters, 2011

| December 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

I am quite surprised to find that I finished this year, a day ahead of schedule despite starting 6 days late due to a holiday.  This has ended up a 30 character 23 if you will!

The characters below all are designed to exist in the same Universe – very much an “anything goes” Universe along the lines of the Marvel or DC Universes.  It does however, have a bit more of a magical leaning than those, so something like Hellboy is probably a better comparrison.  These characters are all “good guys” and, white not a superhero team (although Kesari, Amanda, Shiqi, Rosaline, Samuel, Daisy/Percy, Charcoal, Hrolf and Zhang are all in the superheroics game andmay team up from time to time) their grouping is more that they correspond with each other to help with their own adventures.  Given that these 30 includes a detective, a bontanist, a diplomat, a lawyer, a police officer a chef and a doctor the level of action varies a fair bit!

Anyway, any comments here or on the indivdual character posts would be immensely appreciated, hope you like them!

 – Alex Holt



I did it!

| December 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here they are, all 30 of my creations this year!

































I still can’t believe i did it! Thanks and see you next year Tyler! 😀


































#29 – Joey Fuhggedaboutit

| December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Joey is a swell guy from the Bronx. You can get a sense that he’s ok with most anything, as all his friends will no doubt vouch.


G.R. : The Internal Hero Universe’s “New 30”!

| December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments


As my longtime follows on Twitter know, I’m creating my own comic book universe: Internal Hero. ( @Retrospect360 ) on Twitter. The webcomic “Internal Hero Presents” was the first incarnation of this universe. For over a year I’ve chronicled the creation of Internal Hero’s first 40 characters, a few have been revealed as development sketches , but the majority of the “1st 40” won’t be revealed until the launch of “” which is currently under construction.

How beautifully ironic, spontaneous, strange, and wonderful that the next set of characters for Internal Hero would be revealed before the initial “1st 40″!  ‘The NEW 30”-second wave of Internal Hero Characters were drawn for the first time in November via participation of “The 30 Characters In 30 Days” challenge!

I love how “wave 2- The New 30” has been revealed before “wave 1- The 1st 40” ! Life is so wonderfully unpredictable! The Internal Hero Universe is now 70+ characters strong. It has been an absolute pleasure to take part in this challenge! I hope you enjoy my work. Congrats , shout outs, and kudos to all the creative participants of the challenge this year!

A very special thanks to God, my family, and my family on Twitter for all of their support, positive energy, and encouragement. I love you.

Best regards,


30 characters 2011 video

| December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

My 30 characters can be seen in video form on YouTube

Don Urquhart 30 characters

| December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments




30 Characters in 30 Days

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments


30 Characters Follow-Up post

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments


DAY 8 DAY 9 DAY 10 DAY 11 DAY 12 DAY 13 DAY 14

DAY 15 DAY 16 DAY 17 DAY 18 DAY 19 DAY 20 DAY 21

DAY 22 DAY 23 DAY 24 DAY 25 DAY 26 DAY 27 DAY 28

DAY 29 DAY 30

They’re all in order, so all you have to do is click on the photos and you’ll be taken to the character page!

This challenge was very taxing for me.  However, it was very fun at the same time, and I’m really glad that I participated in this


| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

I fail the challenge this year because I have way too many stuffs going on my life between work and home. I haven’t been this so busy in my life and spend a lot of time with my family. I made family comes first then drawing and I better enjoy it single second until they gets all grow up. Here is a quick sketch I did during lunch break at work today….

See you guys next year!!!

David Bednarski’s 30 Character Round-Up!

| December 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

Here are the 30 characters I managed to create for this wonderful challenge!

If you view them in order and read their text you find a chronological story of a new universe created specifically for this challenge!

I am not through with these characters.  They are all pencil drawings begging for inks and colors, so stay tuned to my deviantART page or my blogspot page for more complete images.  If all goes well there might even be an art/story book with additional images and characters not included in this challenge but are mentioned in the text story!


This was a terrific challenge and I look forward to participating again next year!

#28 – Bardo

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is Bardo. He’s a perennial drama club groupie at the University. This is his student ID photo. The makeup, and clothes are part of his normal attire. You can frequently find him hanging around the local park with with a cape, and a skull at hand, badgering folks about the meaning of life, and how he knew Horatio so well.


J. Philip Foley: 30 Characters

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hello all! This was a great challenge and I loved every minute of it… except that I forgot to scan and upload my stuff to the site half the time. I was going to load all of them on the last day, but I didn’t want to hog all of the page space while I uploaded my stuff, so, here is a link to my blog where you can get a description of the characters I’ve created. I hope you enjoy what I created and please leave me some constructive feedback if you can. Thanks and I can’t wait until next year! – J. Philip Foley

CAMARYLLIS: 30 Characters in 30 Days

| December 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

My 30 characters list! Enjoy…this took a while to compile. Pleased to be done now!

No Thumbnails, but …

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments






Couldn’t figure out how to quickly make the thumbnails and didn’t really have time.  However, here is a montage of the total images that I created for the month of November.  These characters are a good start to my planned graphic novel.

Here is a trailer to my graphic novel that features the characters from November’s challenge.

Trailer 1

You can also see the trailer on my blog.

Robert McKeone – 30 Characters in 30 Days

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bob the Bowling PinBraaainsChiangBlarglflarpTigraaxKilljoy

TiffanyWatchersIvan SchlingsteinTrixy, the Clown ProstitutePlushoThaddeus I. Turtle, Sr.

NightmareSalvador the SnailP-Fin, the Rapping PenguinLoch THIS!JerryChloallb

The Censor01Steve the Coal ElfNot-Sure-Of-Himself-ManFluffyFlaming Turkey

No. 2 and Pearl, the Pink WonderiKillDeforesterArmahGloomy, the Skully ChildThe Tired Artist... (Semi-Autobiographical)

Thanks for the challenge!  Was stoked that I was able to complete it.  Looking forward to next years!



Trey Jackson: 30 Characters, All In Together Now

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Did it! Here are all 30 Characters in one place. This challenge was kinda big for me, it was at exactly the right point to work on things I’ve struggled with in the past. I made something every day, and I shared it with the public, and the result was always satisfying, even when things didn’t come out like I wanted. I also learned a lot about how I work, what methods work better than others, and what aspects I need to build on. There was definitely a sense of “OK, I’m not trippin, I can really do this kind of stuff.” Positivity to build on for future endeavors, no doubt.

I had a couple parameters I tried to hold to: I had to finish something in color, and I had to write enough to give the character a premise, so that when I went back, there’d be enough to start plotting a story from. I couldn’t use characters from any old ideas, almost all of them came from a text file full of names that I hadn’t used. I think a couple of them had a one-line description (Days 5 and 6), but that was it. One character (Day 1) was a name from a random generator and another was a suggestion from my wife (Cutey Scorpio). But the stories and designs were all built from scratch over the month, mostly day by day. And I managed to do it. Very encouraging! The support from other creators on this site was great as well. Looking forward to next year.

Now, to get crackin’ on some stories…

tomorrow detectiveblazing arrowmr spkrimmoletteezekiel

the wheellord sapiensmart brothersdavid wise IS the hard manretaliation suit

(the infinite) tess himmelthe hoodie mobdoppelgängstercutey scorpiothe altercationist

barefoot bastardgunsmoke jonesescher catboss gravityisrafel & lucasta

king sexytimehugo's house of havocwitch-onefamous rayletitia lock

general ghostscissor sistersmoses fivemehmet and emmettdon dada, the dream merchant


J. James Final Characters

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

What a busy month, I don’t remember sleep.  Thanks for all your support who kept me motivated on this project, and those who volunteered to be a part of it. Take care of yourselves, and I’ll see you next November! J. James

Natalie Metzger – 30 Characters in 30 Days

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Day 30: Silly Goose

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Day 29: Super Tofu

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nathan Seabolt-My 2011 Characters Overview

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here are the characters I created for the 30 Characters in 30 Days Challenge 2011.

Click the images to view the posts.


















They’re definitely not all gems, but it was tons of fun to do this challenge. I’ll be back next year!

Educatexan’s Other Land

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments







#31 BONUS! – Z

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



Z is a mysterious young woman who uses agility, a tenacious attitude and some massive firepower to combat the forces of darkness. Sort of like Kolchak the Night Stalker or Supernatural, if those shows featured a borderline insane girl who seems to have escaped from a manga into the quasi-real world.

Coming in a comic series in 2012!