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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.
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  • Books of 24 Hour Comics
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  • Random story seeds
  • Host a 24 Hour Comics Day event
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    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.
  • 24 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 comics.

    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 "Late Fees"
    • Dead@17'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 abstract creatures
    • 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 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.