Everyone’s talking about National Write a Novel Month, better known as NaNoWriMo, but have you heard of 30 Characters in 30 Days? No? Then grab your pencils and inks, and pull up a chair.
ComixTribe, also known as the comic publisher responsible for the super-cool superhero murder mystery, The Red Ten, and spin-off title, Oxymoron, is kicking off their fifth annual 30 Characters in 30 Days Challenge. From ComixTribe:
The 30 Characters Challenge, an annual online challenge to create 30 characters in just 30 days, one for every day in the month of November, is now underway. Now in its fifth year, the online challenge sponsored by ComixTribe and organized by Tyler James, has once again brought together a diverse collection of international artists and writers interested in creating something new.
“I now associate the beginning of November with three things: Leftover Halloween candy, pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING, and rampant creativity. That last one, of course, is thanks to 30 Characters!” said challenge originator Tyler James. “Every year, it’s exciting to see who comes out, and the talent and new ideas put on display.”
To date, more than 1,300 creators have participated in the #30Characters Challenge, and more than 175 have successfully completed it – with many more hoping to add their names to that list this year. Many characters created in previous 30 Characters Challenges have gone on to be featured in books, webcomics, video games, and graphic novels.
Take a look at a few of the characters already created for this year’s challenge:
Want to see more? Head over to 30characters.com to see more and find out how to contribute your own! The 30 Characters challenge runs until November 30th. Good luck!