Tag: 2013 Challenger

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: Ralph Contreras

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments


Ralph Contreras – 2013 Challenger

SHAZAM! Hey everyone!

My name’s Ralph Contreras, I’m a fourth year alumni of the 30 Character Challenge. This will be my 5th time around. I always have a blast with it. The first year was the only challenge I was able to complete, so I’m very excited and determined to finish all 30 characters this year. I’ve been focusing on my writing lately, so I’m excited to get back some drawing, inking and coloring.

I’m a huge comic nerd with my own aspiration of working in the comic field professionally. My real first dive into to character design was when I was a kid in the 80’s, playing the Marvel Comics Universe role playing game. I’d write up a description and draw the character, like the ones I saw in the Marvel Comic Handbook. There was “Mister Gloves”, “Anarchy” and so many others. This is when I discovered I wanted to someday create my own comics. Comics have always been a part of my life. I work as a graphic designer by day and on my comics at night. I setup a personal blog Comic Book Graphic Design, where I combine my comic artwork with my graphic design skills. There are post of my sketches, character designs and comic book resources I’ve created to help other aspiring comic artists in their journey too.

Plans for the future; focusing on my personal comic projects for 2014 which showcase several characters created from past 30 Character Challenges. I’ve made some great online friendships with awesome creative people through this challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing all the amazing characters from everyone. It’s great to see so many creative people getting involved again this year.

Check out my characters from the last challenges:
2009 Characters, 2010 Characters, 2011 Characters, 2012 Characters

Samples of some Character Designs: Rachel, daughter of Lilith & General Grimm


Let’s be friends: Connect with me on my Blog and other Social Media sites!

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