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Thomas P. Leahy – 30 Characters in 30 Days

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

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#30 Air Commander Jones

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

The air fortresses of Britain survived the rise of Le Fin! Under the watchful eyes of Air Commander Jones, though his legs were lost in action he was able to call on the services of Inventor-Assassin Celyn ‘Earl Grey Slasher’ Thomas. Currently the air fortresses are clustered close to London, providing support to the resistance and preparing to execute their own carefully laid plans to reclaim power…

#29 Inventor-Assassin Celyn ‘Earl Grey Slasher’ Thomas

| November 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

With so many choice dictators, exiled warlords and rebels floating about, Inventor-Assasin Celyn ‘Earl Grey Slasher’ Thomas is busier than ever if you can afford his extortionate rates and eccentric demands…

(number 15 in the ‘Extremely cute (and very evil) dictators of a fractured future Earth’ Series.

#28 Tempestuous Tom

| November 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

The fourth and final resistance leader to oppose Turid Dandelion and Le Fin!

(…and 14 in the ‘Extremely cute (and very evil) dictators of a fractured future Earth’ Series.)


#27 Wicked Wallace

| November 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

The third resistance leader to oppose Turid Dandelion and Le Fin!

(…and unlucky 13 in the ‘Extremely cute (and very evil) dictators of a fractured future Earth’ Series.)






#26 Staniforth and Plushie Staniforth

| November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments


Second resistance leader opposing Le Fin! and Turid Dandelion, Staniforth commands unearthly powers and the darker aspects of his soul possess a plushie likeness, free to act in the interests of the whole.

(…and that makes 12 in the ‘Extremely cute (and very evil) dictators of a fractured future Earth’ Series.)


#25 Will of the Blue Flame

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

#24 Sun Empress, Anna ‘The Undying’

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

It began with a search for cake… It ended in unlocking the gates to eternal life and youth. With this knowledge came a darker mastery of undeath and with it the means to conquer the surrounding land of Egypt and guard her new found knowledge with an army of zombies and fouler denizens of the dark…

Setting herself up as a self-titled ‘Sun Empress’ she casts a long shadow out from Egypt and from that shadow her minions advance to ensure her lasting victory.

(…and that makes 10 in the ‘Extremely cute (and very evil) dictators of a fractured future Earth’ Series.)


#23 Maz – The Green Fist!

| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lurking beneath the seeming European dominance of Le Fin! and Turid Dandelion a resistance movement is growing led by devious freedom fighter, Maz Madazzaland… The feared, Green Fist!

There are no depths to which The Green Fist will not sink to in the name of freedom, she’ll have Europe burn if needs be and she might get her way if she can convince the leaders of three other resistance groups to unite and reclaim the UK from the clutches of Le Fin!

But Wicked Wallace, Staniforth and Tempestuous Tom are not the easiest of allies to get on with…

(…and that makes 9 in the ‘Extremely cute (and very evil) dictators of a fractured future Earth’ Series.)

#22 High Chieftain Andragga, Son of Drugoth!

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ten years ago a crazed (axe wielding) European noble was exiled to Japan by an aristocratic court for a crime he didn’t commit. This noble promptly escaped from a maximum security mansion and took control of Japan. Today, still wanted by his noble peers, he survives by conquering the living hell out of nearby countries like China. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you want your country pillaged, maybe you can hire… High Chieftain Andragga.

While not too keen on his new home, he has taken full advantage of their advanced weapons research for his wider campaign against his old friends in Europe. Atop his mostly-loyal giant cat steed, Jones he is a terrifying sight on the battlefield.

(…and that makes 8 in the ‘Extremely cute (and very evil) dictators of a fractured future Earth’ Series.)

#21 The Errant Panther

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

#19 and #20 Orbital Sam and Battle Angel Klara

| November 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

While the allied  forces of Turid Dandelion and Le Fin pour out of Europe to do battle with Sly Seskimo, Comrade Aerliss and El Nicwa little thought is given to the universe at large…

Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded our planet with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.

…and now two such intellects stage a devastating invasion from their new moon base, the nefarious ‘Orbital Sam’ and the Battle Angel, Klara. The pair have access to technology both terrible and potent.

(#6 and #7 in the ‘Extremely cute (and very evil) dictators of a fractured future Earth’ Series.)

#18 El Nicwa

| November 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

El Nicwa rules South America by tooth, claw and more than a little fire. Don’t be fooled by her smiling face, those shimmering eyes and a lack of weaponry… She has a dragon. She’d just been thinking she needed more land and dragon feed (citizens) when up pops another very convenient war!

#17 Comrade Aerliss

| November 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

#16 Sly Seskimo

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

With hungry eyes on Europe, ‘Sly’ Seskimo has been subtly silencing her opponents at home by blowing them all up. She liked America and she took it, bombs and all… and if a cybernetic frogspawn, dirty cockney and clumsily destructive Swede think they’re going to stake a claim for it, they might find a subtle reminder of her explosive credentials in their own backyards. This war is on.

Posting a little earlier. 🙂

#15 LE FIN!

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Elfin Rosebloom was a (mostly) ordinary British girl before the start of World War III, she talked like a Brit, she walked like a Brit, she was beyond suspicion in every way… That was until her base programming was activated and she became a deadly French agent, so LE FIN! was born.

Great Britain was soon ravaged by these French cylons as they consolidated power to face the rampaging legions of Turid Dandelion as she rose to power in Europe and to counter the distant threats of Sly Seskimo and El Nicwa.

(The 2nd in the ‘Extremely cute (and very evil) dictators of a fractured future Earth’ Series.)

#14 Nicola Light – Priestess of the Anchor City, Lower Rimauld.

| November 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

#13 Water Phoenix

| November 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

#12 Lord Walrus

| November 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

#11 Sir Robin of the Red Breast

| November 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Seems like the court of birds is growing…

#10 Fallen Angel Estigar

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

#9 Turid Dandelion

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Turid Dandelion, the once and future ruler of all Europe astride her loyal steed, Steve; A polar bear of refined tastes.

(Well I’m UK so it’s 2am right now… on the 9th, before I get jumped for it appearing to be posted on the 8th)



#8 The Prince of Magpies

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

It appears that the princess of sparrows required a troublesome and cunning brother, to be found in the prince of magpies…

#7 The Princess of Sparrows

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

I must apologise again, had to snap this late in the evening (was out all day and evening on 5th and working late since.) so light and picture quality not ideal… I’ll replace the last three days tomorrow when I can get better pictures.

#6 Bone Knight Salvador

| November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

#5 Hectar Grimme

| November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Graphitint fuelled quick drafts for next few days… Wasn’t able to get this sorted yesterday as I was in London all day… I was lucky enough to be spending my birthday attending Distant Worlds at the Royal Albert Hall, the first time ever for the UK. I’ve wanted to go since 2002 when I became aware of a concert that was held in America, and I grinned when they apologised for taking so long to get over here, all is forgiven. Wonderful evening and the promise of a return visit in 2012.


#4 Masks Morganne

| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Between the light and the dark stand the servants of balance and no servant is more active than the brothers and sisters of the mask.

Morganne is a rogue and an outcast, branded a god killer and a black mask she has lost her first body to madness and conflict. The new Morganne is fast rediscovering her heritage and already holds eight masks in sway but with her brothers and sisters closing in she knows it won’t be long until she must fight and kill or fall again to be reborn less than she was before.

#3 The Green Knight

| November 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

#2 Lady Emilia Voluptua Hood

| November 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Prim, proper, precise, punctual and prone to extreme violence against lupine stalkers.

The age old grudge between the house of Hood and the house of Rawr is well documented, and Lady Emilia is penning all new pages in the deepest and darkest of reds.


#1 Paper Mage Elphie

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

This malevolent and skilled mage has been bound twice by an alliance of her peers. Her mastery of paper crafting (once considered an unusual and eccentric preoccupation) coupled with a visionary eye for enhancing her creations with the bounty of other magical disciplines has given her command of a unique and deadly skill set…

(Not likely to get a chance to use my scanner atm so I’m iPhone snapping these and then templating, so not the ideal scenario… but hopefully not too grainy, apologies either way.)

2011 Challenger: Thomas P. Leahy

| October 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

A baker by day, a doodler by night.

I’ve been on a year long (and more) love affair with the Inktense and Graphitint pencils from Derwent, they’ve lured me out of the world of greyscale sketching and pixels for some time now and given me a fiendish new lease of life. I’m drawing almost every day now and while I am eternally in the grip of bad habits, I’m enjoying the results. I am hoping this challenge will test me a little and encourage me to draw things I might not have otherwise attempted or considered.



I will be working with Inktense and Graphitint pencils (not forgetting the trusty water brush) almost exclusively for the challenge. If you are participating and also likely to be working wholly by pencil etc. I’d love to hear from you. I can see from some participant profiles so far that we’re going to be treated to some really great digital art, I hope I don’t let the pencil and paper team down too badly in providing some contrast. 🙂

My greatest danger is leaving a drawing until the evening and choosing to make my comfy bed the workspace… zzzZZZ.

(I’ll be celebrating my birthday on the 5th so I’ll be preparing a buffer on the 4th to cover my disappearance into London for the day. Bwah!)

Challenge fuel: Tea & Coffee