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  • What is a 24 hour comic?
  • It's a challenge: one cartoonist tries to create a full 24 page comic, normally months of work, in 24 straight hours.more info
  • What is 24 Hour Comics Day?
  • It's an international celebration of comics creation. Cartoonists all over take the challenge of trying to create a 24 page comic story in 24 straight hours. Many gather at special events in comic book shops, schools, and other locations.
  • 24 Hour Comics FAQ
  • Books of 24 Hour Comics
  • Sending in your comic
  • Random story seeds
  • Host a 24 Hour Comics Day event
  • All contents copyright


      About Comics offers several anthologies of 24 hour comics:
      • 24 Hour Comics, edited by Scott McCloud, with stories by Neil Gaiman, Steve Bissette, and more.

      Over a decade ago, Scott McCloud (comics' leading theoretician and the man behind Zot! and Understanding Comics) came up with a creative challenge: to write and draw a complete 24 page comic book story in 24 consecutive hours. Since then, hundreds of cartoonists including some of the top names in comics have taken that challenge.

      Now Scott McCloud himself has edited 24 Hour Comics, an anthology presenting 9 of the best of these experimental works. See what Neil Gaiman, Steve Bissette, Al Davison, and half a dozen others can do with nothing but a day, some art supplies, and a copious mixture of will power and caffeine. Each entry will have a new introduction by McCloud, who will also explain the history and rules of his 24 hour comic challenge.

      This book is a convenient 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" package which keeps the price of this 240 page black-and-white book down to an affordable $11.95 US. The book is now available in better comic shops and bookstores.

      Finding 24 Hour Comics books: Your best bet is to go to one of the comic book stores that hosted 24 Hour Comics Day events, as they're most likely to have them in stock. If you don't have one nearby, try the Comic Shop Locator Service. While many stores won't have them in stock, a good comic shop should be able to order any of these books for you.

      You can also obtain these books through online retailers such as Amazon.com - but if you can, support your local comic book store instead. Comic books have thrived creatively largely due to the existence of specialty stores.



    Neil Gaiman
    Steve Bissette
    Matt Madden
    Alexander Grecian
    K. Thor Jensen
    David Lasky
    Paul Winkler
    Jakob Klemencic
    Al Davison