Tuesday, October 5, 2010

24 Hour Comic book Day...in 5 hours.

Saturday (2nd and 3rd) was the 24 hour comic book day. A "Christmas for comic book artists" from 10am Saturday until 10am Sunday at the Minnesota Center for Book arts.. The aim is is produce a page per hour for the 24 hours. This is actually waaaaaaaaaaaaay harder than it sounds as a purist usually aims to go in without any previously planned story line or characters.

I am not hard-core enough for the whole 24 hours unlike some including fellow table buddy Justin Babb of jbabb's Ink Blots who is currently posting all 24 pages of his comic throughout the week.

The last standing (hard core) few (not me). Google their names for their work! That's a double dare.

I stayed for about 5 hours and then had to go (after winning top prize in the raffle - thanks for coming!) and do some wickedly important things and stuff. I realised that I wasn't going to get 24 pages done so I was planning on doing a story with 24 characters in it........I failed. In the first two pages I only managed 3 characters and I sort of got swept up on the whole intertwined stories.

Here is what I got scribbled, I was using an old Canson 9x12" Manga Drawing pad which as it turns out has pages just too big for the tiny scanner I am currently using.....hence the poor quality.


  1. What a great comic, it's quite funny, lol!
    but now I want more :-)

  2. I sort of want to do more. As soon as the kitten Lila was revealed as a CIA agent I realised that this story was going to have to get bigger.....bigger than a giant lizard fighting and ape...and had to stop before I actually spent the whole 24 hours on it.

    They will probably be back though.