Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Documentary on this year's event

Sarah Morean did a documentary about this year's Minneapolis 24-hour comic day event. The 13-minute movie is posted over at the Daily Cross Hatch. It features a nice overview of the 24-hour comic day phenomenon -- along with interviews of Brett Von Schlosser, Abby Lehrke, Tim Sievert, Danno Klonoski, Jesse Gillespie, Carlos Merino and Zachary Garrett.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Zachary Garrett's 24-hour comic

Zachary Garrett has posted his 24-hour comic on his Web site, zacharygarrett.com. The comic took 26 hours and it's 20 pages, but it's still a noble effort. Check it out!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Daniel Olson's 24-hour comic is posted

On his bewilderedkid.com Web site, Daniel Olson has posted his 24-hour comic, "Meanwhile in Wyoming." It's a continuation of his last year's 24-hour comic, "Somewhere in Montana"!

Zander Cannon's 2009 12-Hour Comic

And a link to our blog for a bit of explanation

Finished 24-hour comics online

We will post links to finished 24-hour comics here as they show up online.

First up: Ryan Dow's story of those lovable canines, Brownie Dog and Little Pepper is posted at ryandow.com.

And Danno is posting his story of groceries -- and revenge a page at a time at staplegenious.com.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The end

Danno (organizer of this year's Minneapolis 24-hour comic day) reluctantly leaves the Minnesota Center for Book Arts parking lot -- his work is finished here. Godspeed, mighty warrior. Photo by Sarah Morean.

The group, 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 4

Sarah Morean stopped by at 10 a.m. to snap a photo of the people still here at the end of Minneapolis' 24-hour comic day.

The group on Saturday at 10 p.m.

The group on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Zander done with 12 hour comic!

Stwalley gone!

Cocktail Hour

Lupi here. I got here late but I've already gone through productivity, hyperactivity, braindeadedness, and giddiness. Now I'm ushering a phase of renewed productivity sponsored by pomegranate juice, tonic water, and vodka. I've been here 11 hours, and I'm on page 16.

Hour after hour

Finished pencils relatively early, but inking is moving slowly (in part because the pencils were so quick.) Putting aside time allotment for procrastination.

Alex F.

Pizza Luce delivers

1:00 a.m. Delicious. Thank you, Pizza Luce.

Danno here...

All pencilled, lettered, and given the once over with a Micron...time for brush pen and brusk/ink bottle.
PIZZA LUCE is on the way...THE OLD CODGER is on the ipod...some of us will swing by GRUMPYS for last call in an hour or so...life is good.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The group, Saturday 10 p.m.

Click for bigger.

Steve's here!

Homage to Kevin Cannon

A lesser known K.C. trope, the Whaaaaa? reaction is a great favorite of mine.

All done

Just finished my comic up. It is insane and shoddy, but it is done. I'm tired and giddy. If you're wondering why I finished so early, it's because I used half-sized paper rather than full-sized. Maybe I'll try full-sized next year. Anyway, I'm tempted to stay for pizza, but I think I'll head home.


Diana G. here

There are two Dianas so it's important to specify.
I started off with a talking cigarette lighter trying to pick up a duck. By page 14, a large man has just snapped a kitchen knife in half with his bare hands. It will make sense by page 24.
Back to page 15!
Danno here...

I am currently both inking and drinking.
...Disaster to follow...

Saturday, 7 p.m.

the worst part of comic making

actually, there is no worst part. my fingers ache and my back hurts. it's a thrill

Hour 6 portraits

Page 2 by Zander

Hour Six - One Fourth of the way through!

Hey all, this is Dan Olson (not Danno Klonowski or Dan Murphy). Just checking in with all of you out there that MAY be reading this blog. I know I talked about it enough on Facebook over the last couple of days.

So, far with only six hours in I'm done pencilling and writing the 24 pages. I'm working on inking and lettering pages three and four. I went about doing the whole project a bit different this year. First, I'm writing and penciling everything up front. This should prevent writers block and not being able to figure out layouts in the wee hours of the morning. I'm working smaller, which is a time saver. I'm working at 5.5 x 8.5, which is what the printed comic will be. Also, I'm working on graph paper, which means I don't need to deal with a ruler. The graph paper is 11 x 17, so i am doing two pages per sheet. I know that I could do four per page, but I just feel like being wasteful, OKAY?

If all goes well, I should be done around 3 or 4 AM. However that is a pipe dream. In reality I will probably be done somewhere around 6 or 7 AM.

Anyway, I'm starting to bore myself and probably you as well. I'm going to get back to the comic now. I'll check in later to tell you how things are going.
So it's almost to the start of the 6th hour. So we *should* have 5 pages done. I think. Is that right? I'm not good at math.

But anyway. It's about now where your body starts letting you know it would rather do something else for a while. Your ears ache from headphones, your butt aches from the chairs, your head hurts from thinking and worrying and making and all that. And then you realize how much you are already kind of sore and you think, 'Oh god. I still have 19 more hours.' (again, the math may be wrong there.)

But it's all good, we are still rolling. See you at the end.

Danno here...

I'm pencilling all the pages before I letter or ink.
Usually about this time (4 hours in) I'm done.
Right now I'm up to page 19, so a little behind.
I'm also stuck plot-wise, so I think its going to devolve into 5 pages of fighting to round it out.
Oh well...at least it won't end in an atomic explosion this time.

....or WILL it?!?!

Zander is late!

Not that I care.

-- Steinlicht

You're LATE!

I was late. David scolded me.


Hour Three!

Three hours! Where does the time go? I'm taking a much needed break from my comic. For me 24 hr comic day is more about endurance that it is about speed. I can crank pages out pretty fast (mainly because I don't fuss too much about quality), but if I get too enthusiastic I can burn myself out pretty quickly.

I think I'm going to walk around for a while.

Ryan Dow


Wet Paint mini-store

Tim Jennen and Steve Robbins are here with a Wet Paint mini-store. Not as completely stocked as the St. Paul store, but pretty nice. Tim passed out a goodie-bag of free paper and pens to all participants. Thanks, guys!

My name is vernon mahoney

I'm making a comic about space travel. it's also about hallucinogenics and becoming a better human being. Although no characters within the comic actually ... "progress" or better themselves... or even survive.... YOU the reader will fell like youve grown through the experience. Like... a whole inch.

This is a report from hour 1.75.

The group, Saturday 11 a.m.

Here we are at the start. Well, an hour after the start. Anyway, click for a closer view.

Get started

The Mpls. 24-hour comic day participants are here at MCBA -- and

-- Steinlicht

2 hours...

Gather you supplies...grab a snack to share...bring a few bucks for WET PAINT and a tip for the PIZZA LUCE driver...drink lots of water(now AND later)...take several deep breaths...head on down to BOOK ARTS...find a nice spot to sit...be ready to go by 10am!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Just few more hours until 24-hour comic day

Are you ready? I'm not. See you in the morning at MCBA.

--David Steinlicht

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Moblogging Test!

There will be blogging from your phone at the 24 hour comic event! If you have email or SMS on your phone, you can send text and photos to this blog fom the event. Details on the day. See you there!

Oh, and this is a photo of our studio.