Friday, September 30, 2011

Update: 13 Hours In

Well, it's been awhile since my last blog and the news is there's really no news. In the past 12 hours, I've had two people register for the UWM version of 24HCD. Both are students in my Intro. to the Graphic Novel class. One of them is the student for whom I set up this event on campus. And let me just tell you, Britney is a warrior!! 

After ten straight hours of non-stop work, Britney is about 12 pages into her finished comic. Her beau brought her a huge can of Red Bull she hasn't even touched--she's that on fire for comics! I think she may be saving that Red Bull for her 9 AM class. 

She puts me to shame, her with her 12 finished pages and me with my two naps. This is what it's all about, and this is exactly why I wanted this event to happen on campus. Even if no one else signs up to participate today, I will consider this event a success. Britney got to make her comic in a public place, with someone nearby who loves comics (even if I'm not the best at keeping everyone awake!). And we both got to spread the word about 24-Hour Comics Day to people on campus and in the community. 

My hope is that this event is fifty-people strong next year, with food donated by Pizza Shuttle and Ste Martaen, coffee supplied by Alterra, tea donated by Rishi, supplies for everyone from Utrecht and prize give-aways from Collector's Edge. But even if it's just me and Britney, some carrots and a Red Bull again next year, I'll be more than okay with that. Cause next year, I'm bringing my pajamas.

Even Warriors gotta sleep!!