Centro Comercial Monumental Lido
24 HOUR COMICS DAY
What’s a 24 Hour Comic?
The easiest way to explain it is with Scott McCloud’s own words:
THE DARE: To create a complete 24 page comic book in 24 continuous hours.
Tackling a 24 Hour Comic
Tackling a 24 Hour Comic by Nathan Vargas and Anthony Francis
That means everything: Story, finished art, lettering, color (if applicable), paste-up, everything. Once pen hits paper, the clock starts ticking. 24 hours later, the pen lifts off the paper, never to descend again. Even proofreading has to occur in the 24 hour period. (Computer-generated comics are fine of course, same
No sketches, designs, plot summaries or any other kind of direct preparation can precede the 24 hour period.
Indirect preparation such as assembling tools, reference materials, food, music etc. is fine.
Your pages can be any size, any material. Carve them in stone, print them with rubber stamps, draw them on
your kitchen walls with a magic marker. Whatever you makes you happy.
The 24 hours are continuous. You can take a nap, but the clock keeps ticking. If you get to 24 hours and you’re not done, either end it there (“the Gaiman Variation”) or keep going until you’re done (“the Eastman Variation”). I consider both of these “Noble Failure” Variants and true 24 hour comics in spirit; but you must
sincerely intend to do the 24 pages in 24 hours at the outset.
THE ONLINE VARIATION: The above applies to printed comics or online comics with “pages” but if you’d like to try a 24-hour Online Comic that doesn’t break down into pages (like the expanded canvas approach I use in
most of my own webcomics) then try this: At least 100 panels AND it has to be done, formatted and ONLINE
within the 24-hour period!