Thursday, October 22, 2009

24 Hour Comics Day in New Mexico 2009 Wrapup

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24 Hour Comics Day 2009 at the Harwood Art Center had a great turnout this year! We may have had the largest attendance of any location in the world, with 41 people making the attempt (including 2 who worked from home and kept in contact with us throughout the night).

We had 11 people who made the trek from Santa Fe, Ms. Webber-Bey and a big group of her Comic Club students from Albuquerque, and Mike Hanlon who came all the way from Alamogordo! Thanks, Mike. Most folks stuck with us at least until morning. In the end, 16 24-page comics were completed by 18 creators (2 were made by 2 people collaborating).

Check out the coverage from the event:
Thanks to the Harwood Art Center for their generous support, and to all of our sponsors:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Summary - Muhos, Finland

We finished our work in Muhos County Library at Sunday am. local time.

We had finally 31 participants . 26 of them finished all 24 pages . Three left an incomplete work and two did not leave work at all.

Most of the comics can be seen at our website and some photos here

We are going to arrange a 24 hour comics day at Muhos llibrary again next year.

Thanks for all who was with us and also thanks to our sponsors who made it possible to arrange dinner and breakfast.

Friday, October 16, 2009

24HCD 2009 wrap up

Thank you to all of the hosts who have reported their participation numbers this year!

24HCD 2009 was a great event, taking place in over 100 venues around the world. Well over 2000 participants created comics, making tens of thousands of comic pages!

Congratulations to everyone who completed the challenge. Don't forget: you can send your completed comics to the OSU Cartoon Library to be included in the official 24-Hour Comics Day collection. Include a cover letter for each comic and mail them to the address on the cover letter.

Thank you from the whole 24HCD committee and from ComicsPRO. See you all next year!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

24 Hour Comics Day: Exhibit

We put up a display of all the pages (completed or not + some samples from last year's event) from 2009 in the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Wood Center.

This is the student activity center for the university so there's lots of traffic and exposure, and the display is up for the rest of October too. We also included contact information if anyone in the community is interested in participating in other upcoming gigs, like our monthly cartoon jams or workshops with visiting cartoonists.

Also here's a couple shots from the actual event itself - really great turnout from all sorts of folks, both participants + onlookers alike. This was the third year we joined in the challenge, and fully half of the seventeen people who signed up were first-timers. Some more info is linked here and also some history here.

Six successfully accomplished the challenge, but a total of eleven people made it all the way through to noon the next day, which makes 'em all winners anyways. And many thanks go out to the support crews and our official host again, The Comic Shop!

Participant report!

Don't forget to send the total number of 24HCD participants (not just who finished the challenge, but everyone who attempted) to

Thank you!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

24HCD in Alaska

Check for updates!

24HCD Pittsburgh

Congrats to all who did it . . . here's a recap from the Pittsburgh Challenge!

Michael "Frick" Weber

Itiban Comics in Curibita, Brazil


Here's where we've posted the story of our event:

John Weddleton

Monday, October 5, 2009


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hour 23eeee from New Mexico

Hi Kids!

It's all over but the shoutin'! Or maybe there won't be any shoutin'...

Anyway, we have more finishers.

Nate and "Insane".
Nick and "The Weird Adventures of Nipples". Hey, I just report it. I don't name it.
Jeff finshed the story with only 16 pages and he told me the rest would be a snowstorm. I know, I'm confused, too, but then with Jeff, it's often confusing. It's his uniquely random methodology about 24 Hour Comics...
And speaking of Jeff, we want to thank his friend, Asia, for breakfast bagels and cream cheese. Mmmm, they were much appreciated!
And here it is, The Final Shot:
And so another 24 Hour Comics Day has come and gone.
Oh, and sorry about the lack of balloon pictures, but apparently they went North this morning. We are South of the Balloon Fiesta Grounds...

It's been fun! See y'all next year!

Chuck and the 7000 B.C. Gang

New Orleans 24 Hour Comics Day - End of Challenge

We've had a great time at Antenna Gallery. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us, and all of our sponsors: Charitable Film Network, Ivory Comics, Crescent City Comics, National Art & Hobby, Whole Foods Market, and Antenna Gallery.

Best drawing space in the Bywater neighborhood.

Some of the final work.

John Slade signing off.

More artwork from John.

Eli Ivory signing out.

Eli's 24HCD work.

See you next year!