Monday, October 5, 2009

2009 Columbus 24-Hour Comics Marathon

This year, the official 24HCD fell on the same weekend as Columbus' Mid-Ohio-Con (Oct 3-4); and so, Max Ink (author of Blink and executive director of Sunday Comix) took it upon himself to organize a special "Halloween Edition" 24HCD for the Columbus comic book creating community. The cartoonist group Sunday Comix (that's us!) will set up at Crimson Cup (where they meet every Wednesday from 6-8pm) and if any other group wishes to participate in the event, they are more than welcome and their events will be posted here. Also, Sunday Comix is partnering with the HERO Initiative and will have comic book related items (including the very first 24 Hour Comics Anthology) available for sale and the proceeds will go directly to the Initiative.

The 24 Hour Comic Book Day is an annual challenge for cartoonists to produce a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 consecutive hours. No sketches, designs, plot summaries or any other kind of direct preparation can precede the 24 hour period. Indirect preparation such as assembling tools, reference materials, food, music etc. is fine. For a full set of guidelines for the 24HR Comic Dare, read Scott McCloud's explanation (Scott is the author of the seminal book, Understanding Comics and originator of the 24 Hour comic concept).