Denny Michael Riccelli, creator of Cousin Harold, and Eric Mengel, creator of The Ocho, will be participating at the event starting at 9am on October 5th and ending on October 6th at 9am. This will be Eric's ninth time participating in the event.
Come out and support these two awesome creators and maybe even join them if you are up to the challenge. You can follow the event via its Facebook event page.
24-Hour Comics Day began as a dare from Scott McCloud in 1990. "In 1990, I dared my friend Steve Bissette to draw a complete 24-page comic in a single day."
The original 24-Hour Comics Day event started in 2004 and is now an annual worldwide event that as of 2013, is held on the first Saturday of October. For more information visit the 24-Hour Comics Day website.
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 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."