That’s right, we’re back for round three and this year promises to be better than ever. Not only that, but in addition to this year’s challenge we’re kicking off a graphic novel donation drive for the Troops.
To create a complete 24 page comic book in 24 continuous hours.
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 principles apply).
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 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.
Space is limited so registration will be first-come-first-serve. For that reason, we ask that only serious persons apply. This year’s challenge will again be held at the Castleton location and will begin promptly at 5pm on Saturday, October 1st and end at 5pm on Sunday, October 2nd. Interested parties should contact Jeff at [masked] to register. Registration deadline is Friday, September 30th.
The Book Drive:
Beginning with the “24-Hour Comics Weekend” we’ll be kicking off a graphic novel drive to benefit the brave men and women who put themselves in harms way to defend our country.
Purchase any graphic novel for donation at 50% OFF and we pay for the shipping to put it in a soldier’s grateful hands. You’ll also receive 15% OFF your entire purchase as our way of saying thank you! As an added incentive, D.T. Points members will receive DOUBLE POINTS on their purchases.
The book drive will run from October 1st to December 1st (tentatively) and graphic novel donations may be made at any of our Downtown Comics locations. For more information, stay tuned to this site and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
More details will be posted as they are announced.