The 24 Hour Comic is upon us, you might want to start cracking your knuckles now.
Haven’t heard of it? The 24 Hour Comic was started by comic writer/artist/philosopher Scott McCloud as a challenge to fellow comics creator Steve Bissette back in 1990. Bissette responded with his own, Dave (Cerebus) Sim and Neil Gaiman both took swings at it, and it spread. Since then thousands of comics creators, amateur and professional alike, have produced their own adrenalin-soaked works of art and organized 24 Hour Comic days.
The rules are fiendishly complex: You must write, draw, ink, and letter a complete 24 page comic in 24 hours. That’s pretty much it, really. No plotting or notes beforehand, no doodles, no help from others. If you’re making a webcomic, do at least 100 panels and get ’em online within 24 hours.
ACME Comics in Longwood will be open till midnight tomorrow night so you can go gawk at the local creators just creating away. Or stay at home and warm up your own pencils.