What is 24 Hour Comics Day?
On April 24th (that’s 4-24-2004), cartoonists all over
will face the 24 hour comics challenge. To help cartoonists face this challenge,
some comic book stores, educational institutions, and comics clubs are hosting
special 24 Hour Comics Day events. They’ll be providing cartoonists with
a space to work, access to food and drink, and camaraderie. While some stores
may set the cartoonists up in off-site locations, other stores will have
the cartoonists work inside the store itself, so comics fans can gather and
What is the 24 hour comics challenge?
Comics leading theoretician Scott McCloud came up with
the 24 hour comics challenge about a decade back. Simply put, cartoonists
try to write and draw an entire 24 page comics story in 24 consecutive hours.
Since then, hundreds have tried, ranging from a 9 year
old girl to some of the biggest names in comics. The results from previous
challenges can be found at http://www.scottmccloud.com/inventions/24hr/index/index.html.
But what about John Smallwood-Garcia?
John will be allowing challenges to his title as the
slowest artist in the business when he participates next weekend in the 24
Hour Comic Day.
He will post his work on-line as soon as he can after a nap or two at
But where can I see this in The Bay Area?
Comic Relief, 2138 University Ave., Berkeley,
CA 94704, (510) 843-5002
Event held in the store
Starts at noon
Store open 24 hours during event!
Can I Buy some samples of the Artists' work?