Archive for October 19th, 2012

2012 Challenger: Stuntmantan

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello everyone, super excited to be participating once again in the 30 Character Challenge. I made an attempt last year, but never did any of the community stuff and ultimately burned out. I’m feeling good about it this year, and will be trying to participate more on the site to better motivate myself to stay around.

I don’t really have a universe that I’m trying to fill with characters, and I don’t have any plans to create a universe from any of my characters. This will strictly be an exercise in character design and draftsmanship. I’m planning on simply selecting a Wikipedia page at random for each day and using that for inspiration.

I wish you all the best of luck, together we can do this thing!

2012 Challenger: David R. Vallejo

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello! I’m David, AKA graphiteman. I enjoy illustration, fine arts and all things creative. I participated in the 30 Characters Challenge last year and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Last year I created a bunch of characters for my graphic novel which is still in the works. This year I will create more characters for yet another story. My medium will simply be pencil.

On with the challenge!

2012 Challenger: Jack Ellenberg

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

This will be my first year participating in this event, but I have always wanted to do something to push my boundries to help me reach my next level. I am a current student in the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and enjoying every minute of it, it is truly my first professional training as an artist. Everything I know up to this point has been self taught and I’m hoping along with school and this event it can help me find my style and develop my talent. I’m excited to bring it for this year’s challenge  I won’t go out in a whimper. Expect the odd and the unique.

2012 Challenger: Silvercat

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m Silvercat, aka Lydean Kenzall. I’m a writer, artist, and graphic designer who has unfortunately gotten out of the habit of drawing. So this is a chance for me to start that up again. I’m going to be doing mostly characters for a comic series I’m working on called The White Knight (which if things keep going as they are, may never see the light of day.)

So, you’ll be seeing a lot of people in suits and kilts.

I’m not sure how well I’m going to do, since I’m doing the major writing event at the same time.

2012 Challenger: George Ward

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is my third year participating in this event.  I have 60 characters so far and will be adding another 30 this year.  I’m not sure what I’ll come up with this time.  I always have a few story ideas rolling around in my head that I can create stories for.

I’m currently working on a horror sci-fi story, so the first bunch of characters will be from this.  After that we’ll see what I come up with.

I also create the web comic, Dungeon Legacy, which updates every Thursday.  It’s a fun fantasy adventure with a weird cast of characters and demented monsters. Check it out

2012 Challenger Luvly Lolita

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

My name is Jessi. My mom did this challenge last year and it looked like something I was interested in and it  looked fun. Love to draw and  hate being bored so this sounded perfect.  I am also in an Independent art credit class for my Junior year. I thought this might challenge my creativity.  I draw both realistic and anime. Lots of variety. 


2012 Challenger Felistorm

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

My name is Jana Johnson AKA Felistorm. I participated last year and really loved the challenge. I am looking forward to this years challenge. I tend to do nature and fantasy art though am always interested in trying new things. Dragons are my specialty. I’ve been trying to do more pencil/pen art. Wanting to start doing water color as well. I also now work with Art rage though in the past I’ve used Lascaux. Looking forward to this and to seeing the other entries :) 

2012 Challenger:Vince Bayless

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My name is Vince Bayless and I am attempting the challenge for the second year. It was a fun time last year and really helped work my creative brain. I am an Illustrator, Cartoonist and Animator in Salt Lake City, Utah. So far most of my work has been for my own growth and enjoyment on my blog, but I still hope to make a living doing art someday. Looking forward to seeing all the cool things everyone comes up with and hope I can give the other participants some fun times also.

2012 Challenger: Adam Dix

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

What’s up!! Kind of excited for this. I’ve done a similar challenge before and had a great time.

I’m Adam Dix. I live in San Francisco and am an artist for Disney Interactive/Playdom working in both production and concepts. I take it were all curious about everyone else’s work so I’ll make it easy for you interweb surfers.

Hope to see some cool work!


2012 Challenger: Patrick Robinson :)

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello People! 🙂

My name is Patrick Robinson and I am super excited about this years challenge.

Currently I am out of work and draw half of my days; the other half is spent on looking for a job and social networking. Most of my art that I post are on my facebook account:

This challenge is going to motivate me a lot more to just do more. Also, I am in serious need of competition ( in the nicest possible way).

Cant wait to see all the cool art work 🙂


| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

As a writer, I am somewhat disadvantaged when looking at cool contests such as these. But I just can’t ignore a challenge. So I am going to take a stab at it this year. I’ll be creating 30 characters by way of a posting from the character’s POV. An email, a letter, a series of tweets, a diary entry, etc. Something that is them speaking out to someone in their world. To make it interesting, they will each be a character that works or visits a local Farmer’s Market. There has been a crime committed and (hopefully) through the character’s observations of the day they have had the mystery will unfold. Mind you, if I can’t think of characters that saw anything the idea will crash and burn leaving me with 30 unconnected character tidbits, lol. We will see if I can pull it off.


| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello one and all!  This is Dan Nokes of 21st Century Sandshark Studios fame and notoriety!  I was a participant in last year’s 30 CHARACTERS IN 30 DAYS CHALLENGE!  I am writing to inform my fans and fans of this endeavor, that I will once again, be stepping into the ring to belt out another 30 characters!  Here are a few choice pics from last years efforts for you guys to gander and get an idea at what I do and what I plan for this year!

For more info please feel free to visit my homepage at!


2012 30Characters reintroduction

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello again. This is Pablo Martinez from NYC back doing this again.  I had a great time last year and hope to make it a good time this time around as well. If you wanna know more about me, just take a look at my archives and take a look at what I’ve done last year just to see what I’ve done and said.  That said, I hope to see what everyone here is up to this year.

See you all on the 1st,


Returning Challenger 2012: Rachel Ross

| October 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Steampunk GoodnessHi, my name is Rachel.

I played along last year, and managed to get 30 characters done – but a lot of them were “pretty terrible”.

So this year, I want to churn out 30 characters that are “less terrible”.

I’ve been practicing, but not as much as I should!

Here’s my website, where I will cross-post these characters: Glimmerville


2012 Challenger: Krishna Sadasivam

| October 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

My name is Krishna Sadasivam, and I teach within the Media Arts and Animation Department at the Art Institute of Tampa. I’ve been working as a professional illustrator / cartoonist since 1999. My webcomic, PC Weenies, will celebrate its 15th anniversary online this October.

The 30 Characters Challenge represents a great opportunity to kick out new designs – but more importantly, it’s a great opportunity to meet other creators. I’m looking forward to the competition and hope to make a few new friends.


2012 Challenger: Canni

| October 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Hola! I am going to try this one more time! I am Canni, a graphic designer who is trying her hand at drawing. I need to draw more in order to get better, so what better way to do that then by  a challenge. I’m competitive by nature an I know this wil be fun. I just get so caught up that I forget. But this yeah I’m going to make sure I draw something! i draw mostly males right now, males and cows. Now I know what your thinking and no, I’m just obsessed with cows and males are attractive xD.

I have a T blog where I post my art but it’s not really art dedicate right now >3< so hopefully after this month it will be and i can share it with you guys.

<there’s me and there’s a drawing….yep xD>

2012 Challenger: Joseph Charneskie

| October 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

I read sci-fi, fantasy, and comics books.  I particularly enjoy tales of King Arthur, the Argonauts, super-teams, spaceship crews, etc.  Bands of heroes doing mighty deeds (usually while bickering endlessly).  I also run an online Marvel RPG so my aim is to use this exercise to flesh out my alternate Marvel U with some more home brew heroes and villains