‘24hr Comics Day‘ (#24HCD) is a global hackathon-type sprint and this year we’re not just catering to extreme comixers but to coasting cartoonists as well. You can make a comic by yourself or with partner/s from Saturday 6th @ 3pm to Sunday 7th @ 3pm at Farset Labs.
Cost? Suggested donation of £5 helps the running of Farset, and we’ll keep you supplied with materials, drinks, snacks and comics.
The Rules? The Rules ask for 24 consecutive pages in 24 consecutive hours. To reflect different levels of ability and commitment we’re hosting a sketchier approach – take your idea as far as you can. Comic Book Guys will be providing incentives for those who make 8 hours, 16 hours and the full 24.
Try not to die! Prolonged exposure to making comics could have a hallucinatory effect – we encourage everyone to make a marathon effort, but if it stops being fun… stop. You may also want to read the 24HCD Survival Guide created by Blitz Comics.
The Theme No theme, but we may have a surprise prompt on the day.
If you’ve got any questions, or want to help out, email email@example.com to discuss with the subject line “24HCD”
This year’s 24 Hour Comics Day comes around on Saturday 1st October, and we mean to be ready!
We have registered to run a 12 hour challenge to get you started, as you won’t be forced to finish within the weekend 😉 If you’re up for the full 24 hour/24 page challenge (on the 24 Hour Comics Day challenge page) Farset Labs offers you the opportunity to take advantage of the 24/7 facilities to complete your opus in the one weekend.
Join the Sketchy Individuals meetup or via our Facebook event to register your interest!
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or enthusiastic amateur, you’re welcome to come hang out and set your mind to the task. Snacks, tea and some art supplies will be available (plus access to the kitchen, of course)
but the most valuable thing on-site will be your mind… and your drawing/writing appendage 🙂
We look forward to seeing you there – the comics challenge is always good fun, and it’s a brilliant chance to finish a small project with some funny, smart, artistic, or just interesting company 🙂
Update: The lovely people at InkMonkey on North Street are providing us with some free art materials to work with this Saturday, including some of their fantastic Zebra ink brush-pens (so you can get your INKtober started as well 😉 )As well as being lovely pens to look at (!?) they’re genuinely pretty well-regarded. “Possibly the best brush pen in the world; capable of vanishingly thin lines and bold back lines all on the same stroke.” – PJH “Awesome ink heaven with a side order of flexibility 🙂 it’s a must have inking pen for me.” – Ann H
Our normal venue rules apply. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about the venue facilities or access.
Other comics artists and writers will be there throughout the day. Some scanning/photography equipment will be available for final submission to the 24-Hour Comics Day web-site. Free Wi-Fi will be available to all participants, plus you can chill out in our games lounge!
Snacks and drinks will also be on offer, so please consider making a small donation to the venue in return. Doors will open at 10am on Saturday 4th October, and participants are free to come and go throughout.