IRONHAND 24HCD Triathlon at APE in San Francisco

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24-Hour Comics Day – The IRONHAND Triathlon: 

ComicsPRO staff is going to be at the Alternative Press Expo on October 4th helping Blitz Comics run a 24HCD event.

The event is called the IRONHAND 24HCD Triathlon.   We are setting up at Tables 1049-1052 from 11:00AM-7:00PM. Artists, writers, and curiosity seekers are invited to participate in this brand new evolution of the original 24-Hour Comics Day Challenge, which is a world-wide, yearly event with a simple goal: Create a 24 page comic in 24 consecutive hours.  

The 24HCD – IRONHAND Triathlon breaks the 24 hours into 3 separate shifts. After each shift the artist can earn 1/3 of the special “Finishers Award”. When an artist completes 8 hours they earn and keep the “8 hour” piece. When they complete 16 hours, they earn and keep the “16 hour” piece. Then finally, at 24 hours, they receive the final piece and complete their award and the challenge!

If you are interested in joining us, please email  You are also welcome to join in even if you only want to draw for a short amount of time or if you want to find out more about the event.   Sponsored by ComicsPRO, the Trade Organization for Comic Book Retailers and Blitz Comics.  (Note:  The first eight hours will be at APE, the remaining 16 hours will be offsite).


Celebration of 24 Hour Comics Day: San Diego Comic-Con

Friday July 25th, 5:15PM – 6.15PM

2014 is the 10th anniversary of 24 Hour Comics Day. Please come by and celebrate with us! We’ll reminisce about past years while also discussing how to make October 4th, 2014 the best 24 Hour Comics Day ever. On the panel will be Nate Gertler (Founder of 24 Hour Comics Day), Nathan Vargas (co-author of 24HCD Survival Guide), Chris Brady (4 Color Fantasies), Jimmy Purcell (artist) and Marco Davanzo (ComicsPRO Administrative Director).  Room 18




24 Hours From Q-Town: HOUR 24 and BEYOND

Hi Kids,

It’s all over but the shouting, and we’re all too tired to do any shouting anyway.

Jeff says he’ll finish, but now he’s adding 3-D accoutrements to his pages.

NEWS FLASH!!!! Better late (not really late, with 2 minutes to spare) than never, Jeff has completed the oddest, most unwieldly, 24 Hour Comic in history!

The Redneck Zombie saga (all 3 chapters) has finally come to a close.

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So there you have it. Another successful 24 Hour Comic Book Day.

Our thanks go to Gene and the crew at Kaboom Test Labs West, for being such gracious (and trusting) hosts. We simply could not have done this without you!

Also to you who have attempted to follow us both here and on Ben’s Live UStream feed. We’ll have time lapse photography of the whole event soon.

Until next year…

Be Well, Kids!

Your pal,


Addendum: We received the last two entries from our previously undisclosed location, another segment of the Coconuts vs. Soap saga, but I’m afraid I’m more confused now than ever!

Oh well, mine is but to post, not to interpret.

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Be Well,

Your pal,