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

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  1. Mr. Kent says:

    YES Looking forward to seeing what you got this year! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. endshark says:

    I’m doing it this year with you finally haha!!! Looking forward to what you’ll bust out.

  3. Dan Jensen says:

    Dig your work! Can’t wait to see what you have in store this month! Good luck!

  4. Jared Lewis says:

    Thanks guys! Can’t wait to get going here

    Kent, where’s your introduction?

  5. AustenFM says:

    Great to see you taking part again, bud! I like the idea of making at least one character for each category, I tend to stagnate on just a handful of subjects and end up petering out. So I’ll probably follow suit!

    And if I may, you really seem to enjoy that upturned sneaker toe, I’ve seen it a lot from you over the years, It looks good but perhaps take this 30 challenge to incorporate some new footwear to your characters. Dare I say 30 new shoes? Just a thought!

    Can’t wait to see what you produce man! Your work and dedication is inspiring!

    • Jared Lewis says:

      I’m always looking to switch things up. It’s not even a sneaker thing but a little detail I was adding & probably overusing on all my feet. A cheap way to add a little dimension I think. I hate when people make excuses for style though so, I’ll cut it out for the remainder. Character I’m working on for today doesn’t even have feet though, so we’re safe on that. Thanks dude!

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