Justin Cook and Mike Giblin are two amazing artists who are starting a new website for character design called Toon Weekly http://www.toonweekly.com/ . The site will feature news and articles well as weekly character design challenges. Their first challenge was Frankenstein. I wanted to get away from the normal flat-top, green-skinned, bolts-in-the-neck variety monster. I thought maybe Dr. Frankenstein, like many scientists tested his theories out on lab rats, producing something like this.
I'm still a few challenges behind, so keep checking in to make sure I'm getting caught up.