Friday, October 19, 2007

A tip from Ryan Estrada

Ryan Estrada is running a 24-Hour Comics Day event in Zacatecas, Mexico. He writes that he and his pals are into doing mega-marathon marathon comic challenges 172 hours and 200 hours at a stretch. Whoa. Ryan endorses what Kevin Cannon has written here, but he wanted to add this tip:

Most people will think they need to chain themselves to the drawing board and not get up. This will only slow you down. If your eyes get bleary, and your hands start slowing down . . . then without a word, get up . . . bolt out of the building, do a couple laps around the block, and then sit down and continue drawing as though nothing happened.

[UPDATE: More tips from Ryan at the Official 24-Hour Comics Day Blog.]

1 comment:

danno, the 24 hour czar said...

I couldn't agree more.
My back totally locked up last year.
Granted, I'm already developing what Monty Burns would refer to as a 'Mighty Hump', but the whole not getting up for hours on end is a REALLY BAD IDEA.