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.

Star Wars: British Empire

In December I set myself a daily draw project inspired by the number of British actors cast as members of the Star Wars Empire. I don’t think I ever posted a link to all 24 drawings, they are collected on a tumblr here.

John Boyega in stormtrooper armour

John Boyega in stormtrooper armour

12-hour comic half marathon

Inspired by the star-studded 24-hour comics marathon which Dan Berry is running for this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, I wanted to try making a 24-hour comic myself. However, domestic and professional time pressures meant that was impossible this month, so I decided to do a 12-hour ‘half marathon’ instead.

I started at 7PM on 11th Feb (with only a vague idea of what I was going to do) and finished at 7 this morning.

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