Archive for October 28th, 2013

2013 Challenger: Jared Lewis

| October 28, 2013 | 6 Comments

Me.Hi again.

My name is Jared, & this is my fourth time competing in the 30 Character Challenge. I work on comics that rarely ever see the light of day when I’m not at my dayjob editing & making graphics for commercials. I completed this challenge the first two times I tried. Last year I’d say was a little iffier, as I had been behind all month & while I finished up drawing my 30th character just before the stroke of Midnight Dec 1st, my scanner decided to not cooperate with me. So yeah, this happened.

After that, I decided to do a character a week for all of 2013. But then just about a week in, I started a new job that was about an hour away & had a pretty gnarly commute that cut into a good chunk of my free time. I eventually moved closer & once I finally got settled realized I had fallen very far behind. While I was toying with the idea of not participating this year, I’m only on about #13 of what’s supposed to be 52 for the whole year. So I’m signing up as a means to catch up on that, as I’m going to at least need another 30. While I am always trying to work on comics, with these characters at some point, I’m thinking I might do a book in the old Marvel Handbook style or DC’s Who’s Who, spotlighting some of them.

Goals I have going in this year: 1) Try to keep the character a day pace. I’m bad with that & don’t think I’m going to do that, but I’d like to try. 2) Create a character for each of the category tags. Done it each time so far, & looking to keep it up. 3) More Variation, especially in silhouettes. When I start falling behind, I tend to start cranking out characters with similar proportions & builds & fashion sense. So try to switch it up a little more. Below are a few samples of what I’ve done already this year. If you’re interested in seeing more, check out my tumblr.

Good luck to everyone else participating. Looking forward to seeing some awesome work.


Fourth Brother of Celestial TranquilityNona Smidgenbachen: Were-Mothperson

Gamze Demokan: Forensic Xenobiology Grad StudentThe Feral Homeless Gentleman Who Wanders the Cambridge Grove Industrial Park

2013 Challenger: Alex Nimmo

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hi, my brother convinced me to try this out (

I’m a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, but always loved drawing.

I have a blog here

And will be trying out and to the work. No idea how I’m going to come up with 30!

2013 Challenger: Joyce Ann Martin

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hello! I’m Joyce, an illustrator from the San Francisco bay area, California, USA. This is my first year tackling the 30 Characters in 30 Days challenge!

Joyce Ann (inkgizmo) Martin - Introduction Avatar

After dedicating the past few years to my day job as a 2D mobile app artist, I’ve decided to stop neglecting the personal projects and exercises that keep me happy and creative. With this challenge I am hoping to encourage creative momentum and find inspiration while working on my character building skills.

I am looking forward to checking out all of your creations! Good luck, everyone!