24 Hour Comic Day 2010

September 27th, 2010 by RR Anderson







Can THEY Do it?

Can YOU Do it?

CAN YOU Create
in Only 24 Hours?!

That is the Question that Tacoma, Washington’s COMIC BOOK INK is Challenging the Members of C.L.A.W. (the Cartoonists’ League of Absurdists Washingtonians) and YOU to try and accomplish THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2nd! Starting at 10:00am THIS Saturday and Continuing ALL DAY ..into THE NIGHT..and Straight on until the NEXT MORNING on Sunday, October 3rd at 10:00am…That’s right, 24 HOURS!

“This is our 2nd Year issuing the challenge,” said store owner, JOHN MUNN, “And our Homegrown Heroes, the Member of C.L.A.W., have returned to the the challenge that 2 of them COMPLETED last year…and they are bringing more of their numbers. And when I say, “Returned to the Callenge”, it means we have offered them a chance to be on public display again..doing what they do best..Creating Comics while continuing to be Absurd. We are also excited that C.L.A.W. are going to be once again using this event to promote their SCHOLARSHIP FUND!”

C.L.A.W. is using this event as an opportunity to seek out Contributors to C.L.A.W.’s Student Scholarship Fund. “One of the reasons we started C.L.A.W. was to establish a Scholarship, however meager, for Art Students interested in Comics and Cartooning,” says MARK MONLUX, one of the founders of C.L.A.W., resident of Fern Hill and Award-Winning Illustrator. “Those of us who draw know just how tight finances can be for someone who is just starting to learn their craft. Besides tuition and books, there is the ever-increasing price of art supplies. Our Goal is to help out with relieving some of the burden, even if its only a few dollars.”


24 HOUR COMICS DAY All Starts with a Challenge!

The 24 HOUR COMICS CHALLENGE is for a Cartoonist to completely create a 24 Page Comics Story in 24 Straight Hours. A “24 Hour Comic” is any comic story that you make while facing the challenge…even if you take more than 24 consecutively-awake hours to make the comic or if you end after the 24 hours with a story that shorter than 24 pages.

Is this really the best way to make a great comic?

Probably not (although some really cool comics have been made this way), but that is not the real goal. The goal is to have the experience of trying. It’s a creative exercise that can teach you a lot about what you are capable of.

How many 24 HOUR COMICS have been done?

Over 1000 people have taken the challenge so far worldwide. Just last year, Comic Book Ink hosted 18 People for the Challenge.

Are YOU up to the CHALLENGE? Join us this Saturday at 10:00am or come in and witness the spectacle and cheer on our challengers!!

Who knows…we might have a few late night surprises for you…

(special thanks to John Munn of Comic Book Ink)

1 Comment

  1. RR Anderson said,

    September 30, 2010 @ 7:07 am

    STOWE has issued a challenge via his web comic! http://comics.feedtacoma.com/scats/scats-scats-is-hijacked-important-message/