It’s that time again, for the 30 Characters Challenge “Because the world still needs new characters”.
What’s the 30 Characters Challenge you ask? Four years ago in 2009 comic creator Tyler James put out the challenge to all creative people to create 30 new characters in 30 days. I participated and accomplished the goal that first year. The annual event held on November now has hundreds of participating artists and writers of all skill levels. The sites been updated and redesigned for this years challenge. (www.30characters.com).
As an alumni of all the past 30 Characters Challenges I’m very excited to participate again. The first year was the only time I actually finished, last year I was able to get up to 20. So this year I’m very determined to complete all 30. Each year the challenge helps to strengthen my drawing style. This year I plan to pencil, ink and try coloring all my characters. I like to approach the characters and biography like Marvel’s “Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.” When I think of Character Designs, I see my characters in that format. I loved reading about characters and their biographies this way when I as a kid. If I have time I might even add a few “Comic Panels” of the characters in action, Like OHOTMU did.
Everyone is invited to “Join the Challenge“, the registration deadline is Tuesday, October 30th. And the characters will start going up on November 1st. Make sure to check it out!
Here’s a site Banner I created with one of my original characters from the challenge!
Check out my “Profile” page at (www.30characters.com) too! – SHAZAM!