Archive for October 20th, 2013

2013 Challenger: George Ward

| October 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Hi, I’m a cartoonist and webcomic artist (Dungeon Legacy).  This is my forth time doing the challenge and I enjoy the process of creating characters of various types. Currently I’m working on a new comic called Dangerous Princesses (see sample below)

Dangerous Princesses 2



2013 Challenger: Nathan Seabolt

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hi everybody! I’m back to participate in 30 Characters this year for the third time! I hope I can finish this year like the previous two and earn the trifecta. (which is a honor I just made up for myself)  This year I plan on focusing my creations into cohesive units more than my usual shotgun approach. Maybe there’ll be teams? We’ll have to see.

I love seeing the participation in the challenge in the community, and the imagination that this site generates is staggering. I have a feeling this year will be the best yet, and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!


My site:

My daily sketchblog:

2013 Challenger: Kristin Bowles

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here we go! This will be my third time attempting the 30CC! The first time around, I was far too busy and didn’t make a single post. Last year, I got about 30% complete. This year I’m hoping to pump up the achievement level and do the challenge in full!

Previous years’ intro posts: 2011 | 2012

All posts by Krash1111 (me)

So, what have I don’t since my last attempt? Here are the highlights:




 I guess I can summarize them by saying I’m getting slowly more comfortable with digital art while still enjoying pencil and pen – good old-fashioned drawing and sketching.

I’m trying to break away from my comfort zones this time around – I’ve been trying to experiment with more fantasy characters, especially anthropomorphic ones. So, hopefully this time around I’ll be producing a good variety of traditional and digital works that aren’t all pretty humans!

In closing, here’s a goofy comic I slapped together earlier this year, featuring none other than myself.

2013 Challenger: Tsui

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hello everyone 川 ̄_ゝ ̄)ノ ♪

tsui ava

I am Tsui, this is my most common name on the internet. Sometimes I go as Tsuikachu or Tsuisama on Youtube as royalhachiko~ haha that’s only because my lovely name is always taken 。°(ToT)°。

So please call me Tsui.

I am from Germany and I am just a normal student. Studies Japanology and German as a foreign language (so I can teach you German in the future).

In my past, I would have liked to study Illustration but in Germany the tuition per month is so incredibly high for those art academies, that I had to give up my dream. So I do draw as a Hobby but not as often as I would like to.

And that is the reason I want to attend this year’s 30 characters chalange. I want to draw more often again because I want finally develope my style and learn more about digital drawing. I want to get used again to the feeling of creating something even if I have so much stress in university. I want to learn to take the time to draw for ne minimum of once a day. And even if I don’t have time, I will make some space in the timetable.

I learned that the moment I stopped drawing daily, my inspiration and imagination were really lost over the time.

So thanks to the 2012 Challenger I got to know about your challenge and because she is a huge inspiration and my reason I want to draw again, I will take this challenge seriously.


So I just want to create 30 random characters. I am not such a great artist as you all are but I want to take the oportunity ^-^


So thank you very much and I am looking forward to the 1st of November!

2013 Challenger: Jeremiah Spoon

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

My name is Jeremiah Spoon. I am a freelance digital artist and 3d animator. I used to work professionally, but have moved on to a different profession and no only do freelance work or personal projects. I’m not really sure what kind of work I will be putting out this year. I participated in 30 characters 2011. I had several categories of characteristics written on note cards that I would pick from to make characters. I did
mostly people during that event. The majority were inks only, no color. I think it would be fun to stipulate no people at all during this event, and see what kind of stuff I come up with.  I’m glad to have the time to put in this year and I really look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. There is always some really interesting and creative work that comes out of this event.


Never take yourself to seriously.


2013 Challenger: Tyler James

| October 20, 2013 | 1 Comment


I’m Tyler James, and I struck the first match on this whole 30 Characters Challenge fire five years ago. It’s hard to believe how much has changed in my life since that first challenge.

The ComixTribe Crew at New York Comic Con (Tyler James, Joe Mulvey, John Lees, Sam LeBas, Alex Cormack)

The ComixTribe Crew at New York Comic Con (Tyler James, Joe Mulvey, John Lees, Sam LeBas, Alex Cormack)

In the past five years, I’ve managed to launch, which is both an online resource for comics creators and self-publishers AND a imprint publishing comics and graphic novels with world-wide distribution. Since the first challenge, I’ve gone from a young single dude living on his own to a happily married, slightly older dude, with a step-daughter and a dog named Chuck.

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I just wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign for EPIC, a superteen action comedy (featuring many characters created in past 30 Characters Challenges.) And the project I’m working on that has the most buzz is THE RED TEN, a book I’ve co-created with Cesar Feliciano, that is a superhero murder mystery in ten parts. We hit the half-way point of that series this December. And again, the most popular character from that series, the OXYMORON, was also created during a past #30Characters event.

While I’ve successfully completed the challenge twice over the past five years, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to complete it. Working as a full-time game designer and producer and running ComixTribe has made the Challenge exactly that…a challenge. That said, this year, I hope to flesh out more characters for a new book I’m working on with Joe Mulvey during this month.

Best of luck to all challengers!