‘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.
The event is being supported by Comic Book Guys, who are currently packing prize bags and will have some limited edition 24HCD DC Comics templates to use.
Suggested donation of £5 helps the running of Farset, and we’ll keep you supplied with materials, drinks, snacks and comics.
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.
Think of ideas.. whisper them.. but your pen shouldn’t touch the page until the clock starts. The 24hr site has some excellent preparation activities if you can’t wait: https://www.24hourcomicsday.com/take-the-challenge/participant-resources/
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.
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”
See you there!
Got a project that’s languished in the back on your mind for weeks/months/years?
Saw something on the internet and said ‘I can do that better’?
Need a place to knuckle down and push through the annoying stages of a product?
Have none of these things but still want to play?
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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.
Global Game Jam at Farset Labs is back again in 2016. The Game Jam will run from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st January, and is a chance to meet some great people and develop a fun game in a weekend. With a party atmosphere from Friday night, there will be plenty of people there to team up with, create something interesting and, most importantly, to have fun!
Last year’s jam was a great success, with our highest jammer count yet! Continue reading Global Game Jam 2016 | 29th-31st January
We’re happy to announce that we’re playing host to the first Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) “Policy Hack” day tomorrow morning from 9:30am.
So what is a Policy Hack? It’s a way to bring together policy makers from across the community and voluntary sector, activists, trade unionists, academics, business people, civil servants and members of the public with an interest in the topics to attack issues experienced across a range of themes using a different perspective; the experimental, iterative, and “agile” practices common in the technology and digital creative sectors.
Farset Labs is hosting this programme in our inspirational event space, which should create the atmosphere of open collaboration and knowledge sharing that is often lacking in the rest of the world.
This first event is focused on finding alternative solutions to the current quagmire that is working poverty; where due to a range of factors, individuals and families remain below the poverty line despite being partly or even fully employed.
For more information about NICVA’s programme of events, check out their website. Tomorrow’s event will run from 9:30 to 17:30 and there are just a few spots left, but to express interest in future events, sign up here anyway!