Hey Everyone –
I hope you all had a fun and productive event!
We want to get an early start for next year’s event. We currently have a six person 24-Hour Comics Day Planning Committee.
If you are interested in helping to plan for next year’s event, please email me a paragraph explaining who you are, what your experience is with 24-Hour Comics Day, and the skills you could bring.
We want this day to continue growing and becoming bigger and better. The only requirement is that you have a Facebook account …. we do all our discussions on a private Facebook group.
Please email me (Marco) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, true to form, Jeff finished right at the wire again. I think he’s done this 5 of the last 6 years I’ve been doing this, and Boy Howdy! this comic is a beaut! Seriously, I think he finished at 11:58… I so hope he does this one in full color for publication…
It’s called “Hear There Be” and it’s destined to be another Jeff Benham fine art classic.
Well, just see for yourself!
And with that, that’s that.
Thanks again to all of our sponsors. You all made this a top notch event and we couldn’t have done it without you!
And an especially enthusiastic THANK YOU to our pal, Gene Bustamante, and the crew at KABOOM Test Labs for giving us a permanent home for the future 24 Hour Comics Days.
See you all next year, right here!
Your pal, and all of us at 7000 BC,
The final raffles went off and here are the winners:
Joey turned out to be a big winner, with a copy of The Submariner hardcover graphic novel from Lobo Anime & Comics, and a copy of Jeff’s former 24 Hour Comic, Nance & Cianu at the Park, when Jeff drew his own name. Joey was first to speak up, so Jeff gave it to him (and graced the cover with his autograph).
Next, we had Kayla winning the final Star Trek SkeleTrek figure, BORG DRONE from Comic Warehouse.
And finally, Anna won the final prize, a hardcover graphic novel, “Transformers: Primal Scream” from Lobo Anime & Comics.
Next stop: The real END…
The field has narrowed to three:
That’s all for now!
Sun’s up. So are we, some of us, anyway…
Here are the last folks standing (figuratively–actually we’re sitting)…
And while all this was going on, Joey won the final $20 bill from Wonderfunders!
Finally, Ryk finished! Here he is with his creation, “The Ballad of Joseph Rathammer”, just as he was about to walk out the door.
And that’s all for Hour 21.
Not that this is a race or anything…
However, we still have competitors…
And we had another drawing and Jake won a $20 cash prize from Wonderfunders!
Here’s something you don’t see everyday, unless you’re in Albuquerque for The International Balloon Fiesta, that is…
05:46: Right about now, the folks are flocking to the International Balloon Fiesta. Ironic that I would post this picture three hours ago, before I took a little nap…
And whilst I was sleeping, Zach went and finished his comic, making him the
FIRST TO FINISH!
Here he is with his finished comic, “A Day to Remember”.
And, as the FIRST TO FINISH, he wins a Fantastic Four trade paperback from our pals at Astro-Zombies!
This is the quiet time but we’re still givin’ stuff away.
Austin won another SkeleTrek figure, this one is Capt. Kirk from Comic Warehouse.
And Tristan won the other TWIN SUNS gift certificate.
Here’s the field at midnight. It has thinned considerably…
Oh, and we had another raffle drawing and Eloy won a copy of Yesterday and maybe tomorrow too, cowritten by our own Jeff Benham. This a beautiful book. I call it visual poetry…
And then we had another raffle and the strangest thing happened. We have two remote workers, Aliina, who has participated every year AND FINISHED! and Elizabeth, who is working with 3D animation tools and not a portable setup. Alas, Aliina is unable to attend due to illness, but she’s with us in spirit. So anyway, we drew two tickets for prizes from Comic Warehouse, both STAR WARS Annuals, and Aliina won the first one, and Elizabeth won the second one! What do you suppose the odds are THAT would happen? Here’s Jeff holding their prizes.
And so it goes…