Returning Challenger 2013: Jesse Kiefer

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

2013-creator

 

Jesse Kiefer’s back again doin’ a lil’ East Coast Swing!… wait… East Coast? Whoops that’s the lyrics to MotownPhilly… Hey everybody! I’m back for a third year of 30characters! I’ve been surprisingly successful with this challenge having completed it two years in a row! 2011 year I cut my teeth on this project thinking that I’d create characters for my webcomic Tank-Monkey), and while last year I stated that I hadn’t used many of them?… two years later SEVERAL have slowly trickled into the strip from that first year (even ones like the Wixits which I honestly never thought I would use…) Despite starting with an intent or a theme my characters in past years?… they usually devolve into randomness… either decided by a dice roll or inspired by the Elementary children I am lucky enough to teach.

 

Since last year I continued  vlogging on YouTube where I developed many of the puppet characters from last year and continued my role as a green screened Hologram Head.

 

I had my first public convention appearance with my partner in crime Axton Kahler of zombieoaks.com.

 

I co-created a #hastag game sorta inspired by the 30Characters challenge called #5thpanelguest which encourages creators to take any given comic strip to take it one step further in the form of a guest panel. I wrote a lengthy blog about it if you’d like to peruse that you can read it here.

 

And I finally published the Just For Kicks book I’ve been sitting on for almost 5 years! (Ironically one of the characters from 2011’s #30characters challenge will be indirectly responsible for the end of that webcomic… who knew… newbies? Be careful what you create! it might END your webcomic… just sayin…)

This year I have no plan… Whew… that’s probably not a good way to start… but let’s see what I come up with without constraints… let’s just see shall we?!

 

Click the link below to see my work from the last two years

http://www.30characters.com/author/jekief01/

 

Or read my Challenger Entry from previous years

2012: http://www.30characters.com/2012/10/30/2012-challenger-jesse-kiefer/

2013: http://www.30characters.com/2011/10/21/2011-challenger-jesse-kiefer/

 

You can find me all over the place!

http://tankmonkeycomic.com

http://kickscomic.com

http://cozycouples.com

https://twitter.com/jessekiefer

https://www.facebook.com/vorpalarrow

 

 

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Jesse Kiefer at your service. I am a full time elementary art teacher in Nebraska. I teach grades K-5 for 2 schools. In my free time I’m a martial arts instructor, and I try to update a webcomic at http://www.tankmonkeycomic.com.

You can find me on twitter @jessekiefer
and on Faceboook http://www.facebook.com/vorpalarrow

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