Monday, November 4, 2013

Comix Tribe Announces 5th Annual #30Characters Challenge


If you need 30 characters in a hurry, you could write a tweet. That may not be the right type of character though, which is why Comix Tribe has something else in mind: the 5th Annual #30Characters Challenge. The annual online challenge aims to create 30 characters in 30 days--one for every day in the month of November. 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: Left-over 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 hoping to add their names to that list this year. Many characters created in past 30 Characters Challenges have gone on to be featured in books, webcomics, video games, and graphic novels. View all these brand new characters and many more throughout the month of November at 30characters.com. The 30 Characters Challenge will run until November 30.

Full press release below.

The 5th Annual #30Characters Challenge is Live!

Hundreds of Creators Aim to Create Thousands of New Characters This Month!

November 1, 2013 -- Newburyport, MA -- The 30 Characters Challengean annual online challenge to create 30 characters in just 30 days, one for every day in the month of November, is now underway.  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: Left-over Halloween candy, pumkin 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 hoping to add their names to that list this year. Many characters created in past 30 Characters Challenges have gone on to be featured in books, webcomics, video games, and graphic novels.  

Here's a look at some of the characters created already in this year's challenge:

Daddy's Girl by Robert McKeone


FlappyJaws by Eric Crowe

Plasmama by SE Gibson


Elliot the Sea Monster by Nathan Seabolt


View all these brand new characters and many more throughout the month of November at30characters.com.  The 30 Characters Challenge will run until November 30.  

About ComixTribe

ComixTribe is a publisher of creator-owned comics, including SCAMThe Red Ten, Oxymoron, EPICTears of the Dragon, and The Standard.  In addition to being a publishing imprint, ComixTribe is also an online community, with the mission statement: Creators helping creators make better comics. ComixTribe also sponsors the annual 30 Characters Challenge, an online art event where participants challenge themselves to create 30 brand new characters in just 30 days, one for every day of November. Visit ComixTribe.com or email publisher Tyler James (tyler.james@comixtribe.com) to learn more.

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