Archive for October 30th, 2013

Returning Challenger — Robin White

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone! My name is Robin and I’m a Canadian living in Japan who does a webcomic called Doodze — A Tiny Epic. It’s a cartoony fantasy comic that I like to describe as a cross between Smurfs and Lord of the Rings.  I took part in the 2011 30 Characters challenge, completed it (Yay!) and had a great time… though I don’t think I’ve used any of the new characters I created… yet.

Last year I skipped 30 Characters, but this year, in spite of having enough stuff on my plate, I’ve decided to join the fun again. I just can’t help myself…

This year I’ve chosen a theme: Monsters! I’ll leave you with a couple of samples of my work, one that’s a quick sketch and one that’s inked and coloured:



Tune in tomorrow as I begin  30 Characters in 30 Days 30 Monsters in 30 Days!


Robin ( / @doodze on Twitter)

2013 Challenger: Brendon Tapper

| October 30, 2013 | 3 Comments


Hey everyone!

My name is Brendon Tapper, or commonly known by my internet alias Endshark. A few of my good friends have been doing this in previous years and I always keep missing the boat on signing up – but not this year! Right now I’m unemployed and looking to build my portfolio so I figure this would be a fantastic opportunity to pad it out with some characters. I have no idea what I’m going to do as of yet for any of the days so I’m pretty excited to see what comes of this. I like to think of my art as a blend of both Eastern and Western influences I’ve come across over the years from a bunch of different mediums (video games, comic books, and cartoons) but my all time major inspirations are Hiroyuki Imaishi (Dead Leaves, Kill La Kill, Panty and Stocking etc) and Takeshi Koike (Redline, Trava etc).

I don’t have any major goals for this other than to have fun and to maybe bust out some designs outside of my norm. If anyone is interested in seeing more my tumblr is right here.

Good luck to everyone else as well :)!


2013 Returning Challenger: Dutch Mogul

| October 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Hey, everyone! So, as if I didn’t learn my lesson last year, I plan on wearing myself out yet again! This year, each of the characters I design will be new playing pieces for my ever-expanding, modular, multi-genre, 3D print-and-play tabletop strategy game, Pocket-Tactics. Each of the characters I post will be made available as Mercenary pieces that may be used with any of the existing factions. I’m going to try and post pictures of fully printed models along with the 3D renders.

If you’re interested in the process, be sure and check out my personal blog, and check in with the Ill Gotten Games blog for news on all of our game projects.

Good luck, everyone, and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!


2013 Challenger: captkevman

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My name is Kevin Copeland (although I usually just go by captkevman pretty much everywhere online).

I’m a freelance computer technician and consultant by trade, and I’m a comicker/cartoonist community group organizer by hobby.

This is the part where I usually lament that I don’t make the time to draw like I should due to my self-imposed obligations, but actually, I’m feeling pretty good about where things are at the moment, despite the lack of personal productivity (which is still low, but it’s better than it’s been in a while):

Our local cartoonists’ group has been going about five years now. We just completed our third 24-Hour Comics Day a couple of weeks ago (I finished mine for the first time — YAY! — see cover above), we just wrapped our second annual DRAWtoberfest Faire celebration (which I founded and helped organize both years), and we just participated in our second annual local Mini Maker Faire, where we had a table set up talking about our community group and making mini-comics with local kids (and anyone else who wanted to make mini-comics!).

(On a side note, I’m really starting to fall in love with the mini-comic format/sub-genre.)

I’m participating in the 30 Character Challenge again — this year, with renewed vigor. I hope to complete the challenge, but whether I do or not, I’m sure I’ll be blown away by everyone else’s contributions.

Good luck to all the 2013 challengers, and Happy Creating!

2013 Returning Challenger : Frank Raabirck

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wow. What just happend?? I was soooo stressed and knocked out last year, that I swore I would never do this again….but…well, what can I say, it’s just so great to get out there, were you     almost can’t breath, but in the end, it just feels so good to have accomplished.

So I’m looking foreward to rip my last hair out of my skull, to have a fulltime connection to my coffeemachine, and in the early morning several times slamming my head down in the                   table, bacause my lack of energi has exceeded the impossible limit…

If you wonna check my stuff out, there is a  link below :


2013 Returning Challenger: Ruben Kaae

| October 30, 2013 | 1 Comment



This is my third year attempting the challenge, my name is Ruben Kaae, I’m a artist from Denmark in Scandinavia.
I have an animation background, but now I’m moving more into illustration, I’ve bin painting digitally for about a 3 years now, and I love it. I’m also teaching 2d drawing online.
I’m really looking forward to participating and creating some new characters + meeting like-minded artists in the community.

You can find me here.

Good luck to everyone:)

Cya Ruben:)

2013 Challenger: Vernon Robinson

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hi all!!!

As a child, since age 3, I have been surrounded by the arts. But as  I got older, I have dedicated my skills to drawing and illustrating. Basically starting honing my skills with Dragonball Z, Gundam Wing, Cowboy Bebop, Disney, Power Rangers, and Video Game characters, even with Mangas and Comics.

Throughout the years, I have been proving to myself that I am indeed a talented artist, whether it was Anime, Cartoons or Video Games.

Right now, I am currently working on a project I call, Dark Alliance.  I have written and transformed it into a fanfic, consisting of myself and some friends, with Japanese Visual Kei bands and musicians. I’ve gotten pretty creative with it. The site that I featured them on,, was closed as of May 31, 2013 and transferred over to the Philippines and specifically for Indonesia. Luckily, I still have every single piece of work, including the original, in my possession. I am, in the process of finally, drawing out the characters and will most likely feature Squad Zero of the Dark Alliance in the 2013 Annual 30 Character Challenge, alongside other illustrations.

My style consists more of going off of the features of a human and turning them into that of an anime or a cartoon character. I am one for paying ATTENTION TO DETAIL!!! Lol…

I’m rambling now, so I guess I’ll bring this introduction to a close and say goodluck to everyone.

This is Vernon Robinson, signing out!!

2013 Challenger: Alexandra Turchanenko

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Hi everyone!

I’ve wanted to participate in this for the past two years, but circumstances always prevented me – but /this/ time, I’m plowing on through :>

I’m a big fan or roleplaying and worldbuilding, and this is a great opportunity to just release all the bubbling ideas that have been brewing in my head for ages (and maybe find new favorite toys to play with).

I’m excited to see everyone else’s creativity. It’s nice to be exposed to a wide array of styles and influences C:


Good luck everyone!!!


2013 Challenger: William Windham

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This will be my first year attempting this challenge, and I can’t wait to get to it!

I’m currently just a struggling student, but I’m hoping that one day I can get out there and actually make something with my art. I’ve pretty much dedicated myself to improving my art for 8 years now,  and I’m hoping this challenge will be another chance to really grow.  I’m a huge fan of comics and animation, and my main goal is to either be running my own comic, or work on my own animations. Who knows, maybe at the end of this, I’ll have a fully fleshed out cast!


I mostly post my art over at my art blog


I’m really looking forward to this starting, and hope to go all out!