What is 24-Hour Comics Day?
In 1990, Scott McCloud and a friend dared each other to create a 24 page comic book in 24 hours. Story, art, lettering, everything had to be completed by the end of the 24th hour. 24-Hour Comics Day is now an annual world wide challenge taken up by thousands of artists and writers to create a full 24-page comic in 24 consecutive hours.
Your book can be made of any materials with any mediums. The 24 hours are continuous. You can take a nap and eat, but the clock keeps ticking. You must sincerely intend to do the 24 pages in 24 hours at the outset.
Up for the challenge?
GeekCLE is teaming up with Ohio City Writers for 24 Hour Comics Day. This day long party starts October 4th at 7pm, and ends, as you may have guessed, after 24 hours.
You can work alone (as the event founder intended), or as part of a team (he’s flexible). That team can be made up of friends, or people you meet that night. We recommend the latter.
The 24 Hour challenge will only be open to adults 18 and up, but we haven’t left out the kids! 4-Hour Sessions for 5-8 graders and an 8-hour session for 9-12 graders are also available. Kids and teens can work along side real comic creators, including Marc Sumerak, writer and editor for Marvel Comics, John G., artists and co-creator of The Lake Erie Monster, and Davey Connor, local artist and writer.
What do you bring?
- Art supplies. We’ll provide pencils, Sharpies and ordinary paper.
- CDs or playlists of instrumental music (movie soundtracks, for example).
- Your caffeinated drink of choice. We’ll provide water during the night, and coffee in the morning.
- Deodorant, tooth brush, mouthwash. We’ll all be working in fairly close quarters.
We’re working on donations of food and drinks, and shortly before the event we will let you know what to expect.
*We ask that you do not bring sleeping bags or alcohol.