Tag: 2011 About>Participants

2011 Challenger: Marc McKenzie

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hello everyone, I’m Marc McKenzie, and this is my second year taking part in  of this challenge.  I’ve been a freelancer for the past few years, working in animation and creating commissioned work for clients including the New York Times.  There have been ups and downs, but…that’s life.  Honestly, though, I enjoyed taking part in the challenge last year, and I hope to do my best this year…but I hope that everyone does their best and has fun!

Ironically, I never really set out to do art at first.  I studied something completely different in college and it was only because of an art teacher that I changed gears.

Currently I’m living in Hillsborough, New Jersey, working on commissions, trying to find full-time work, and being a doting uncle to my nieces and nephews.

2011 Challenger: David “Slade” Hayes

| October 31, 2011 | 1 Comment

yeah, the hat is a bit large for a trilby

So, here I am, poised to start (looking snazzy… oh wait, I’m supposed to be drawing. mmm. dang)

Some things about me? mmm. Live in Norther California, been alive for 30 years now (yeah, that’s the face of a 30 year old…), don’t drink (well, I’ve tried drinking, and it’s not really my thing. Tea or coffee for me, please.), and loved anime and manga before it was mainstream (yeah, it makes me sound like a hipster… though I’m not). Better yet, it was my mom that got me into a love for Japan in generall… which is kinda sad that I still haven’t really learned Japanese yet (picking up little bits here and there, but not enough yet)

Aside from that, I love creating characters. For this round, I think I’m going to concentrate on populating a couple of my story ideas.

While I still have to load new art, you can find my Deviant Art here: SladeXIII

2011 Challenger: Michael Nimmo

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

What am I doing?

I really enjoy drawing  ‘old school’ – Paper, pens, pencils, markers…then I scan them and upload them.

I’ve dabbled with more serious art – darker looking, but it doesn’t work, so I’ve moved back to my more cartoony style!

Online I’m a comics blogger, specialising in digital comics – Android, iOS and Kindle mainly. That has really kicked off in the last 6-9 months and I’ve had to up my output!

You can find me over at 3 Million Years or on Twitter or Google+

What I’ve got in mind will vary, and I’m already getting suggestions from my son & daughter.

Expect weirdness?!

I don't know where I was going with this....


2011 Challenger: Steve Parks

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments
Leo & Me

What's your sign?

Hello Everyone, I’m Steve Parks. I work for Gold’s Gym as a Fitness Consultant in Tucson, AZ. I am the creator and owner of Sparksfly Studios. I have created a whole new universe of original characters which I can’t wait to share with you. Now all I need are several new writers & artists to help me produce them!

I’m very happy to be participating in the 2011 30 Characters Challenge. I look forward to viewing all the contestant’s original characters. Please visit my facebook portfolio: http://www.facebook.com/media/albums/?id=138328686193673, click my gallery link, and my albums to view more of my art. Thank you Tyler for this opportunity, and best of luck to everyone!