A friendly classmate from my french class, lend me this pretty cool book called "Pictoplasma: The character Encyclopedia". It's pratically a catalogue sharing you most of the contemporary characters done till now. It's a great source of inspiration and makes you want to start creating some characters yourself. Pictoplasma is a company that support contemporary character design and art and does it trhough events like exhibitions and publishing books like this encyclopedia.
Go check out their website @ http://pictoplasma.com/
and learn more about the book @ HERE
and now enjoy some sneak peeks: