Wednesday, December 3, 2008
One thank-you, sent to Brave New World in California, sums up many of the participant emails we've received since mid-October:
Just wanted to say thank you very much again for the amazing experience that was the 24 Hour Comic Drawing Challenge. I had never participated in one before and didn't know what to expect. You guys were wonderful and made the evening and subsequent morning very enjoyable indeed. What's more, I came away from it much more confident in my artistic abilities and also more excited and inclined to draw whenever I can.
So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
Congratulations to the 24HCD participants this year--great work! See you again next year!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Twelve of the comics produced during Santa Fe's 24 Hour Comics Day event are now on display in the gallery at Warehouse 21. Some comics are hung from the wall in sequence, some are presented to page through. The exhibit runs indefinitely.
Read about the day as it unfolded: Underway; Snacktime; We're Into the Coffee Now; Works In Progress, Pizza; Morning, Bagels, and a Newspaper Article; Just About Wrapped up
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
And they have pictures! Check them out at
I addition to my blog several of the participants updated their blogs during and after the event.
Glenn Wichman's Blog http://7dayquest.blogspot.com/
Glenn Wichman's 24 Hour Comic http://www.babelsphere.com/7dayquest/comic/page.php
Ryan Cody's Blog http://www.babelsphere.com/7dayquest/comic/page.php
Daniel Davis' Blog http://steamcrow.com/
DJ Graham's Blog http://apcomic.com
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We have pictures of the event and links to some of the comics that have been uploaded to the web on the Squid Works forums thread beginning here: http://www.squidworks.com/forums/index.php?topic=424.msg3740#msg3740
Squid Works Comics
We got some nice coverage in the Santa Fe New Mexican --
-- that actually appeared in the Sunday morning edition, while the event
was still going on.
Great work, guys!
Monday, October 20, 2008
New Moon Comics, LLC
The 24-Hour Comics Day Challenge was going to start at 11:00 AM on Saturday, but due to a NJ Transit delay our two participant-artists started just before noon - no fear, the challenge was to create a 24-Page comic in 24-Hours so the clock started a bit late for them. Once settled in, Jesus Marquez (long-time friend of ours from the faith-based comic book Megazeen) and his friend Daniel Ramirez dug right in and began working. Taking a few small breaks throughout the day. The real challenge came in the early hours of the morning.
24-Hour Comics Day is a SOLO project. You can work with others, but it defeats the purpose of the endurance-based challenge. The story, art, and lettering must be completed with a 24 consecutive hour period. Although this seems easy, it is not. During the CJW, the guys finished the 8-Pages with few seconds to spare, and that was a whole team of creators!
For me, and for the store - it will be nice to have more creators in the store for next year. We, at one point had 7 creators scheduled, but due to work or other obligations, all but two had to withdraw. However, we expect them and many others next year!
Your venue name, the total number of participants and (if you have it) the total number of participants who completed the challenge. Thank you!
Great work, everyone! Congratulations!
In Denmark, the 24 Hour Comics Day became an online event hosted by www.Seriejournalen.dk. Starting out on Saturday Oct 18th at 10 AM GMT+1, nine amateur and pro comics artists worked on their individual 24 page comic from different locations all over the country (and neighbouring countries - Anna worked from Norway!). Every one or two hours they uploaded their pages to a special thread in the discussion forums of the website, giving the audience an opportunity to watch and comment the work in progress.
Individual links to the finished comics:
FRANK MADSEN ("Kurt Dunder and the Nazi Gold")
THOMAS NØHR ("Bread")
THOMAS "THOP" PEDERSENhttp://www.seriejournalen.dk/debat/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=10328
RIKKE LINDSKOV LOFT
We plan to be back in 2009!
Venlig hilsen/Kind regards,
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Michael and Jeff looking somewhat ethereal, no?
That's it! We're OUTTA HERE!
See youse next year!
Just a few minutes left here before the cleanup begins. Folks have been wrapping up and heading home all morning, though a few were still sticking it out and trying to finish their comics. The rest of us are just reading them. We also had a visit from a photographer for the Journal North, so check out tomorrow's edition.
We're figuring that we had 25 "official" participants, with plenty of friends, family, and other assorted hangers-on throughout the event. Since the last post, we've seen the completion of Tony's Enjoy the Show, Kirstiann's Black & White (in color), Rafael and Conseulo's Aliens and Heroes (Consuelo also finished four pages of her own story), Caitlin's At the Edge of the Lake, Julie and Tonya's Cowan's the Best Character…, and Katie's Marquis (pencilled, though not all inked). Dale and Chris left with their mostly-completed comics, and Jett, Ethan, Benjy, Emily, Evan, and Vanessa are still plugging away.
Thanks to 7000 BC, True Believers Comics and Gallery, and Warehouse 21 for the use of their awesome new space. Also, thanks again to our food donors: Upper Crust Pizza, Walter Burke Catering, Java Joe's, and La Montanita Co-Op.
And you may wonder why I'm going on and on about all this. Well, the truth is Jake's camera battery died on us so I'm waiting for it to charge up enough so we can get Gwen's pic so the poor girl can go home and start the recovery process from this grueling ordeal. She's being so patient, bless her heart...
The battery has charged enough and we can now bid a fond and grateful farewell to Gwen.
Here's Stu with his comic.
And Paul has gone for Starbuck's (the BAWLS is long gone, but you know, BAWLS is a proud sponsor of 24 Hour Comic Day).
Bless his heart...
A lotta heart blessin' goin' on here, but then again, it is Sunday.
Yep, morning here in Santa Fe. We've only lost a few and we've got Nikki's Spiffy Whiskers Halloween Edition, James' S.E.F.F., Victoria's Typical Day in Cross Country, and Max's D.A.R.E. done, our ol' buddy Ryk finished his If Thine Eyes Offend Thee… from his place in L.A., and a couple people are just a page or two away from completion. Everyone got some bagels to try and help with that final push.
And this morning also saw our article in the Santa Fe New Mexican (seriously how cool is that? We're still here working, and reading about ourselves). Captured the spirit of the event pretty well. And though Upper Crust Pizza got mentioned for their donations, Walter Burke Catering, Java Joe's, and La Montanita Co-Op got dropped somewhere along the line.
Anyway, Courtney finished. As I recall, she finished about this time last year, too, except last year she finished first.
We're still here, although we lost a few folks. Happens every year (like I know what I'm talking about--this is my second year!).
Paul is snoozing. Check out the STAR WARS blankie. The light sabers look like they're glowing! Cool!
Michael takes a snack break and looks pretty serious about it.
Anna - me! - has completed her work, and she deserves to sleep. don´t you think?
If you want to see all the pictures this is the address:
Later today I will scan them in a proper way, but now I will take a little sleep :) Have a good day, guys from the whole world - it has been good work with you all!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Well Chuck, Brooklyn has won a BAWLS t-shirt and a BAWLS messenger bag and a little orange BAWLS super ball!
BAWLS is a proud sponsor of 24 Hour Comic Day and folks are pinging off the walls here at the Harwood.
Oh, we are so excited!
Chris from True Believers took a break from his resurrected Elvis epic to pick up the pizzas from Upper Crust.
We've also got some frito pie that Ana from Warehouse 21 made for us.
Pretty much everyone's back to work now …
Courtney still @ work
Dirk at work
And now we're into HOUR TEN!
We've gotten our delivery of 5 gallons of coffee from Java Joe's as we head into the eighth hour.
Also turns out we have a scanner here in the digital media lab (with scanner software, but no image editing capabilities), so for the folks who have been working at 8.5 x 11, we're able to scan their pages as they finish. Good news, and makes it more likely that 7000 BC will be able to assemble a compilation.
Jeff and I at Q-Town Blog Central
More of Da Harwood Gang
We are behind the upper left window
This is Jeff. He's the one who did the most to get this project going.
This is Pete Z. (one of the Z-Boys)
This Paul Z. (the other Z-Boy and President of 7000BC)
Pete and Paul have also been very influential in the making of
24 Hours From Q-Town...