Archive for October 24th, 2012

2012 Challenger: Mike Gallagher

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hey, I’m Mike!

I am a freelance artist. I’ve been matriculating in the small press for a few years now. Currently I am working on an issue of Argo 5 and a comics album with Rosencrantz. I design T-Shirts and book covers.

I completed all 30 days in year one and two. Sadly I didn’t get to participate last year.

I enjoyed the first year’s concept of getting a character out a day. So I took that literally and try to do a good, quick, different character each day. I hope you will enjoy them!

A gift for a friend


2012 Challenger: Nathan Seabolt

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments


Hi Everyone,

I’m a freelance Illustrator/Designer currently living in Sydney Australia, although the American South will always be home. I draw, paint and make comic books-and try to post a lot of it on the internet at:

This is my favorite November challenge (and there are many!). I love the fact that so many people have signed up for this already, and can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

This will be my second year at the challenge, and I’m hoping to make it all the way through again this time. Last year was a struggle at times, but always rewarding and fun. Just being in the environment of so many great creators helped inspire and encourage me to make more and better characters as well as providing a huge amount of inspiration. Thanks to everybody for that, and I hope it works out even better this year-best of luck to everybody!

I’m on these social networks, let’s be friends!

2012 Challenger: Ralph Contreras

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

SHAZAM! Hey everyone!

My name’s Ralph Contreras, I’m a three year alumni of the 30 Character Challenge. This will be my 4th time around. The first year was the only challenge I was able to complete. I’m very excited and determined to finish all 30 this year. It’s a great challenge and I’m really looking forward to it. In past years I’ve made some great online friendships with fellow creators. I’m looking forward to seeing all the amazing characters everyone will create this year.

I’m a huge comic nerd with aspiration of working in the comic field professionally. Comics have always been a part of my life. I even owned and ran my own comic book shop. For the past few years I’ve really been trying to make the dream a reality. My day job is graphic design, but at night I work on sharpening my storytelling, drawing and inking skills. I setup a personal blog Comic Book Graphic Design where I combine my comic artwork with my graphic design skills. I post all my pencils, inks and character designs on the blog. I also post great comic book resources to help other aspiring comic artists in their journey too.

Plans for the future, I’ll be focusing on my personal comic projects in 2013. A quarterly print comic Hero Guard, and a weekly webcomic Amazing Hero Adventures (website under construction). Several characters in these projects were created during the past 30 Character Challenges.

Check out my characters from the last challenges: 2009 Challenge, 2010 Challenge, 2011 Challenge

Samples of some Character Designs.


Let’s be friends: Connect with me on my Blog and other Social Media sites!

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2012 Challenger: Matthew Goodmanson

| October 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

I’m back and this year I’m going to do it. In 2010 I jammed most of my characters into one picture at the end, and last year I failed. Hard. This year I’m in it to win it. Can’t wait to see what everybody has up their sleeves this year. Good luck!



2012 Challenger: Jacob Flanagan

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

So, i’m a first-timer to this, but the entire thing sounds a hell of a lot more feasible and fun than NaNoWriMo. I’m an aspiring amatuer writer, voice actor and a absolute beginner artist who wasted far too much of his 20’s not doing what he was passionate about, and now is throwing himself back on the horse.

I’m really looking forward to using this as a good exercise in stretching myself, and trying to create characters. I’m interested in creating all kinds and shapes of characters, from Superheroes and people living in fantastic worlds to ordinary, everyday people just trying to get by. I love reality just as much as I love fiction, so I will always try and split the difference between the two.

Given that i’m a bare-minimum beginner artist, there won’t be drawings to go with these to start with, but hopefully i’ll be able to bring a few to life later on down the road, at least a little bit.

Storytelling has always been something I’ve been passionate about, but you gotta work at whatever you love to be good at it. I’ve got a while to go, but I think this is a great first step.