Notes: 24 hour comics

[Links for UWE 2nd year Drawing & Print students, following my visit on 2nd Oct.]

If you want to read the 12 hour comic I talked about, it’s in another post on this site.

Scott McCloud’s original 24 hour comic can be read in its entirety at scottmccloud.com.

Information about last weekend’s International 24 Hour Comics Day.

Les 24 heures de la bande dessinée – the Angoulême BD Festival 24 hour comic event.

Dan Berry has provided a great deal of useful information about the LICAF 2014 24 hour comics marathon: Aims, preparation and a report of the event.

VIDEO: Alfred Hitchcock explains the Kuleshov Effect.

If you want to complete one page per hour you might consider using a timer to stay on track. Frequent short breaks can be helpful, especially late at night. The Pomodoro Technique is a simple method for scheduling breaks.

Other time-restricted comics exercises:
Hourly Comics. Some examples:
John Campbell’s Hourly Comics (done every January day, 2006-2010).
Kristina Baczynski’s 2015 hourly comic.
A selection of Hourly Comics Day 2014.

A 24 Minute Comics manifesto.

IDENTITY: Coincidentally, the theme of the new anthology from One Beat Zines.
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Finally, a short list of completed 24 hour comics:
Huma Am by Ricky Lima
Alloy by Studio Octan
Legacies by CuteJuice
Holle a Finnish 24 hour comic
Untitled by Jorge Santiago Jr
Untitled by Tony Smerek.

Recent Instagram posts

I have an Instagram account at http://instagram.com/simongurr which I use primarily for posting works in progress, warm-up sketches, and test drawings. Here are some images I’ve uploaded in the last few months.

Submission for the Draw Vader project run by James Howard

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History’s Greatest Monster

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Rob Williams created Cla$$war, LowLife, The TenSeconders, The Royals and most recently Ordinary. He has thrown the likes of Wolverine, Judge Dredd and RoboCop into perils of his own devising. He was one of the brains behind 2000AD‘s cross-narrative spetacular Trifecta.  In short, he writes good comics. So I was delighted to have the chance to draw one of his scripts, especially when I read it and saw how funny it was. Continue reading