Author Archive: CiSuggs

Art student, freelance illustrator, and occasional cartoonist. But I mostly just attempt those things between bouts of video game/music madness.

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#30: Belle

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

So here we are, last day of the challenge, and what do I submit? Why, a dancing bear, of couse! Have to be the belle of the ball, in this case literally, as this fine young lady is named Belle.

It’s been great fun creating these characters and I can’t wait until next year! Until then, if you’d like to keep up with my work you can follow my twitter @CiSuggs or look me up on Google+ under Christine Suggs.



#29: Padma

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Padma is a cheerful little panda who lives in the bamboo forest with her little panda friends. Gosh, I’m not very good at this character description thing. A little late in the game to be admitting that, huh?


#27: The Emperor

| November 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Emperor, representing power and tradition.


#28: Zelda

| November 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Zelda is a girl who likes her serenity. Be it hot tea or tending to her garden, she always knows how to clear her head.


#26: The Magician

| November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Magician, signifying the fulfillment of one’s true potential, be it good or bad.


#25: The High Priestess

| November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Done for a tarot card project for my design class, may I present the High Priestess, signifier of divine wisdom and magic.


#24: Vanael

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Coming out of a Dragon Age binge… or at least attempting to. Anyway, here’s Vanael, a rather cheeky elf who knows exactly how his appearance effects others and exploits it with great pleasure.


#23: Dave

| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Oh, Dave, calm down. Not all of life’s problems can be solved with your rules and regulations! Poor guy. He may be a shoe in for a promotion next year, but if a lady so much as looks at him, he turns into a nervous wreck.


#22: Midnight

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lurking in the night, a stranger prowls… on adorable booted feet! Oh, it must be Midnight, the magnificent masked meow-er! She’s on her patrol as usual, keeping those keen eyes of hers on the lookout for baddies.


#21: Chelsea

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is Chelsea. She’s not as into the crime-fighting scene as her brother Charlie, but she humors the kid. As long as the bounties keep bringing in enough cash to buy her cigarettes, she’s generally–well, not happy–just not completely cranky.


#20: Charlie

| November 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Meet Charlie. He may be the silent type, but it has yet to be seen if he can live up to the “strong” part of the stereotype. Nevertheless, he is determined to play the hero, as he, along with his big sister, protects the streets from evil. Or at least, pretends to.


#19: Papagena

| November 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Woops, I forgot to post at midnight! Sorry. Here’s my version of Papagena, a bird lady!


#18: Papageno

| November 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

A while back I was drawing some animal inspired people. Here’s my bird person, who reminds me very much of the character from The Magic Flute, Papageno.


#17: Axel

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Look, puppies! Well, one puppy in particular, actually. This is Axel, a fun little guy who is energetic, playful, and sweet, all wrapped up in his spotted fur. And don’t forget his big mouth, designed especially for yapping and eating, some of his favoritest activities–besides making new friends, that is!




#16: Moira

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is Moira. She walks (and dances, apparently) to the beat of her own drum. A very free spirit, you will most likely find this cool cat at a poetry slam, sipping some chai tea and scribbling down interesting thoughts in her notebook when she’s not snapping her fingers to some powerful rhymes.


#15: Gwar

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Another sound-inspired creature. Ever wondered who’s responsible for that awful noise made when heavy objects such as furniture are dragged across the floor? Meet Gwar and he will show you how it’s done.


#14: Vinn

| November 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is Vinn. Don’t call him Vinny or you can fix your own dang speed bike. Yeah, should’ve thought twice before laying on the nicknames. And don’t even think about asking him to take a look at your time machine. Sorry bub, ya blew it.


#13: Reginald Wheezenbocker

| November 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

You think you’ve written a decent sonata? Please. You don’t even know. Reginald Wheezenbocker is the true master.


#12: Trixie

| November 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

I started drawing in this ridiculously cute style the other day and I wasn’t feeling up to drawing a whole body, so… here ya go! This is Trixie. She’s a very kind little person with a flair for making any activity fun and having hair that is simultaneously messy and perfect. Clearly a clever girl!


#11: Wonky

| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ah, the Age of Machines. A time of peace, prospetity, and order. Wait, who’s this guy? Oh. It’s Wonky. That guy wouldn’t know a good operating system if it bit him in his shiny metal err, behind. Trying to avoid copyright infringement here. While he may not be your standard model of reliability and convenience we might expect to find in our futuristic utopian society, he’s got a little something special that makes him stand out from other robots. And that is the unusual habit of spontaneously exploding and then reassembling himself while singing Christmas carols. Enjoy.


#10: Joan

| November 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

Look at me, finally remembering to sign things! Anywho, this is Joan, a yoga master! She’s obviously a laid back gal when it comes to yoga, but if you catch her outside of the studio she is a walking ball of energy! She’s not crazy or anything, she just loves life. Like a lot.


#9: Pamela

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is Pamela. Sure she’s got Coke bottle glasses and quite a dusting of freckles, but as high as her grade point average is, there’s no place she’d rather be than out in an open field enjoying the fresh air. Behold, the nerd who never sniffled.


#8: Carol

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Carol spends most of her time doing crosswords and baking cookies. Also, did you guys know that a week is now just three days? This is because I am tired of drawing old people. Regularly random (oxymoronic too, apparently) characters will return soon as Old People Week draws to a premature close!


#7: Chester

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

One would think that Chester must be a genial gentleman, since he does look a bit like a fellow one might find at a carnival. But it merely runs in his genes, as his lackadasial father was a carnie who married a gypsy woman. This lack of stability in Chester’s life resulted in a great resentment towards that frivolous activity commonly referred to as ” having fun”. And so Chester is not the friendliest fellow. Most of his time is divided between bemoaning the current state of affairs, glorifying the “good old days”, and chasing young ruffians off of his pristine lawn.


#6: Lou

| November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

And thus we start Old Person Week! Get ready to party it up with some senior citizens. We start this week of elderly awesomeness with Lou. He’s just that nice old man down the street. You know, the one that gives out the best candy for Halloween, picks up your newspaper for you when you’re going on vacation, and waves at you when he walks his tiny dog that he loves mostly because his wife did until she passed away last summer when the flowers matched her old lady perfume.


#5: Paul

| November 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is Paul. And he is angry. Watch him “grr” at all things, whether they be slow drivers, faulty thermostats, or just the general populace.


#4: Crumley

| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tough to come up with a name for this fellow, as the working name for it was simply “wut”. Because that is what his expression says to me. But anyway, this is Crumley. He spends his days loafing around with his friends and his nights… well, loafing around with his friends except sometimes they play on crappy guitars at seedy bars. He likes to think he knows it all, and honestly most of the time he does. But beneath his judgmental facade is really just a loafer with a heart of gold. Or maybe silver. Okay, it might just be bronze. But hey, you can’t expect him to pay for cigarettes when he could just steal them. And come on, he’s like two months away from being 21, let him have some booze every now and then! And that one fight at that one bar? It was… it was for honor!


#3: Whirur

| November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

This next character comes from a personal experience! No, I do not do drugs. Here’s the scoop: today in math class there was this ridiculous noise coming from what most people would assume would be construction work. But I decided to pretend it came from some equally ridiculous creature. It took a lot of effort not to laugh openly at the thought.

This is Whirur. You pronounce his name basically by grunting an undisclosed amount of W and R sounds. His hobbies include stomping about the forest and entertaining bored students in math classes via his magnificent whirring trunk.

#2: Cynthia

| November 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Get a load of this lady. Cynthia is as tough as nails, and hers happen to be purple. Watch out for those cat-eyes, boys. She’s as likely to pounce on you in affection as in anger.


#1: Wally

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here he is, the man of the hour! Or, at least he thinks he is. I guess he’s kind of important considering I’m choosing him to start off my challenge! Anyhow, this is Wally. He’s your average guy that spends a little too much time thinking he is one cool dude. I bet he thinks he’s even more special now that he’s tagged under “uncategorized”.


2011 Challenger: Christine Suggs

| October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hullo there! I’m a bit awful at introductions, so I’ll try my best to keep from rambling. Basically I’m a freshman in college as well as a webcomic artist and illustrator. Ordinarily I work in traditional media (usually ink and acrylic), but lately I’ve been trying out my tablet again. I’ve never been a part of the 30 Characters Challenge, but I thought it’d be a fun exercise to keep myself loose and creative while I churn out the not-so-fun assignments that come with core art classes. You know, in case the riveting subjects of fractured space, simultaneous contrast, and one point perspective fail to keep me intrigued. I’m a cartoonist through and through so you can expect lots of silly faces in the coming month.

And just so you know exactly how silly this can get:

Get excited, guys

If I’m not hanging out with giant turtles named Gustav, I can also be found at the following locations online:

The Alternative Adventures of Indie Bones (my webcomic)
Google+ (I frequently forget that this exists, though…)