is a 24 hour comic?
a challenge: one cartoonist tries to create a full 24 page comic, normally
months of work, in 24 straight hours.more info
is 24 Hour Comics Day?
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.
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of 24 Hour Comics
Sending in your comic
Random story seeds
a 24 Hour Comics Day event
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.
24 Hour Comics Day
Highlights 2004, including Josh Howard, Christian
Gossett, and over 20 more.
Hour Comics All-Stars, with tales by Scott
McCloud, Paul Smith, Sean McKeever, Tone Rodriguez, and more.
24 Hour Comics
Day Highlights 2005, including Svetlana Chmakova, Zander
Cannon, and over 20 more.
24 Hour Comics
Day Highlights 2006, including Frazer Irving, Steve Troop, Rob Osborne, and more.
Out of 24 Hour Comics Day comes a second
anthology: 24 Hour Comics Day Highlights 2004! This
features 24 interesting stories chosen from the hundreds created on
24 Hour Comics Day, an extremely thick collection of energetic, improvisational
After a careful effort reading through
hundreds of the comics stories created on 24 Hour Comics Day, editor
Nat Gertler has selected 24 tales to go into the book 24 Hour Comics
Day Highlights 2004. These stories were selected not just for their
quality but also for the breadth of styles and participants involved
in the event.
The better known creator whose works are included are:
Christian Gossett of The Red
Star fame does 24 pages on the creative effort
Leave It To Chance's
Paul Smith spent the day creating a one-man anthology of stories,
one of which will be in the book.
Joel Priddy of the award-winning
Pulpatoon Pilgrimage shows us an encounter between a space
alien and a king
Eric Wolfe Hanson from G.I.
Joe and Micronauts tells an action packed tale of
s Josh Howard
puts his talent into an adventure with gorgeous gals and space aliens
Ken Lashley unleashes a new superhero
team, the R-Force
Also included in the book are:
Skeezix, and his humorous short
tale "Bird Calling"
Jennifer O. brings her square cat
from Squarecatcomics.com to the party
Marketing exec Mandy Marxen muses
about high school reunions
Ben Towle deals with the childhood
reality of a girl (uggh!) moving into the neighborhood
Canadian Dani Atkinson drew her
tale on a series of 24 trading cards
Patrick Joseph looks at cause
and effect in life
Chris Watkins tells tales based
on his days as a teacher in Japan
Comic book store owner Jefferson
Powers gives us a photocomic about what 24 Hour Comics Day was like
in his store
12 year old Clara Harbour shows
her own characters fighting for a chance to appear in her comic
Artist Alida Saxon makes her first
comic book ever, a charming bit of animal myth
Danielle Corsetto deals with the
perils of being a heartbreaker
David Steinlicht on "Cleaning
My Work Area!"
Amanda Levinson and Adam Rosenblatt
turn their prospective wedding vows to one another into a comic
Michael Conner's tale of rather
Ryan Browne shows us the difficult
life of a superpowered demon in Hollywood
Community college teacher Ryan
Claytor unleashes "Rock & Soul"
Stephen Sloane's Young Hip Priest
gets his 24 pages
Geno Heleen puts forth the wordless
tale "Hats Off 2 Ya!"
24 Hour Comics Day Highlights 2004
(ISBN 0-9753958-0-7) is a 496 page 5.5"x7.75" paperback
published by About Comics. It reached comic book stores in July, and
is scheduled to reach mainstream bookstores in September. Suggested
retail price is $24.95. The print run is under 2000 copies, so get
one while you can!
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
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.