What is 24-HOUR COMICS DAY?

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24-Hour Comics Day is an annual international celebration of comics creation. On this day, creative folks take on the 24 hour comics challenge: to create a 24 page comic book story, normally months worth of work, in 24 straight hours. Many participants gather at official event sites including comic book stores, schools, and libraries. Others take part in private gatherings, and many work on their own.

Every year since 2004 this event has taken place. The thousands of participants who have created tens of thousands of pages of original art have included the young and the old, people with decades of professional comics creation experience and those who have never tried to draw a panel before, at locations on at least five continents.

The event date for 2016 is SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st. Start times for individual event locations vary.   Registration for venues will start on August 12th.

46 venues registered! Keep Signing up!

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46 Venues have registered for 24-Hour Comics Day 2016! Please Keep Signing up!

Check on the Event Locator to see if your venue has registered.

http://www.24hourcomicsday.com/event-locator/

23 are from the United States.  23 are  from outside of the United States.The Non-US country that has the most sites is still Finland with 6.  Way to go Finland!

If you haven’t registered for 24-Hour Comics Day yet, please register your venue by emailing info@comicspro.org with the following information:

Name of location:
Address:
City, State, Zip Code:
Country:
Description:  (2-4 sentences regarding your event).
Website:
Email:
Phone:

22 Venues registered! 14 from U.S. Finland has 4 Venues!

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22 Venues have registered for 24-Hour Comics Day 2016! Please Keep Registering!

Check on the Event Locator to see if your venue has registered.

http://www.24hourcomicsday.com/event-locator/

Fourteen from the United States, 8 from outside of the United States.

The Non-US country that has the most sites is Finland with Four. Way to go Finland!

If you haven’t registered for 24-Hour Comics Day yet, please register your venue now.

Register Here!
http://www.24hourcomicsday.com/host-an-event/become-a-host/

24 Hours From Q-Town: 2015 – HOURs 23 & 24

Hi Kids!

This is it! We got finishers, more prizes, so let’s get right to it, shall we?

Once again, Aliina finished first, and here she is. I asked her to smile and she gave me varying degrees of insane grins, right up to this…

23 Aliina Finishes

She chose as her prize, a Twin Suns gift certificate

Once again, she’s requested that I give it a title, like we did several years ago, when she created “Artichoke”, so I have christened it “Unsettling” based on the picture above… It’s been a long day…

Then, like 20 minutes later, Mark finished with his “The Best Vaycay Ever!” subtitled, “DON’T LET IT GO TO YOUR HEAD”, which is a relevant clue you’ll get after you read it’s twisty ending… Look for it along side his other 24 Hour Comic, “Phlliam B. Morris at the Circus”, coming soon to a 7000 B.C. comic sales table near you. I might also add that Mark did not know what he wanted to do when he walked in the door, in the best 24 Hour Comics Day tradition (actually, it’s in the rules, as much as we go by rules, heh-heh…), he and I brainstormed for about an hour, “So, I think I’ll make it about an alien, but what will he be doing?” Then, a few minutes later, he exclaimed, “Vacation! That’s it! He’ll be on vacation!” I’ll stop there, lest I give away too many spoilers, but it really is a fun read.

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Mark chose as his prize for finishing, an Age of Comics gift certificate.

24 Mark Age of Comics GC for finishing

And then, last but not least, Antonio finished. Of course, by this time we are all so fried from the past 24 hours, that I really don’t remember much about Antonio’s comic, as he was in a hurry to flee. I don’t even remember if he chose a prize…

Oh well…

So that’s it. Another 24 Hours From Q-Town in the can, completed, finished, the end.

But not before another shout out to all of our fine sponsors, without whom, 24 Hour Comics Day would not be possible, or at least nowhere near as cool as it was, with their prizes, coffee, and support.

Thanks again to our oldest supporter of coffee and hot water for tea (lotta tea drinkers this year), Winning Coffee Co.

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Should you find yourself in the University area, specifically in the vicinity of 111 Harvard SE, drop in, say “Hi” to Sandy and the crew, and tell ’em that guy from 7000 B.C. that does the 24 Hour Comics blog, sent you. Be sure to buy something from their delicious selection of baked goods, soups, sandwiches, and delicious coffee (and tea), and other fine beverages. Check out the local arts gallery, too.

And if you’re on the east side of town, somewhere around 1016 Juan Tabo NE, Suite D, make sure you go see Henry, Sean, and the rest of the gang at Lobo Anime & Comics, who were kind enough to contribute 3 $10 gift certificates.

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Thanks again to our pals, Astro-Zombies, at 3100 Central SE, for the $10 gift certificate, and my ALL STAR WINNERS vintage comic collection.

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Way over on the west side of town are Josh and Drew, the twin sons of Twin Suns Comic Books and Game Center, at 6301 Riverside Plaza NW Ste L-1, who also donated 3 $10  gift certificates.

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Our friend Margaret at Old West Comics & Games, whose generosity was overwhelming! See Hour 8 for details…

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Matt and Greg at Age of Comics,who donated 3 $10 gift certificates and 4 posters.

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And finally, Jim Lynch of WonderFunders, who not only donated 2 $25 SHARED UNIVERSE gift certificates, bought us pizza from Giovanni’s, helped out by working the final shift of the event, but who also rented the chairs that we all sat on! Thank you so much Jim! As always, you really went the extra mile for us!

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That’s all folks! See you next year?

Be Well,

Your pal,

Chuck

 

24 Hours From Q-Town: 2015 – HOURs 21 and 22

Hi Kids!

Whole lotta winning going on!

Three hours to go, and Delilah won while she was sleeping.

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She chose the IRON MAN poster from Age of Comics.

22 Antonio wins

Antonio wins the X-MEN video from Old West Comics & Games

22 Mark wins

And Mark won!

Not only that, but I won that sweet MARVEL ALL-WINNERS comic from Astro-Zombies!

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And that’s all for now!

Your pal,

Chuck

24 Hours From Q-Town: 2015 – HOURs 19 and 20

Hi Kids!

Well, here we still are. I had drifted off to sleep whilst sitting up, so I hadda combine 19 and 20.

But a whole lotta pics were taken. Here they are:

19 Vampire Breakfast

Jake, also a big fan of breakfast food, was inspired by Drawlloween…

19 Not Tired

Seriously, do I look THAT tired to you?

19 Morning Has Broken

Morning has broken…

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This guy! He hasn’t even dropped off!

19 Mike No Sleep

Seriously, he has literally, virtually, actually, conceptually, really, relentlessly, adamantly, has had NO SLEEP!!!

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Then there’s Mark, who’s been snoozing off and on…

19 Mark Takes a Break

Mark takes a break.

19 Fabulous Prizes

Fabulous prizes!

19 Good Hearted Jim

Good Hearted Jim!

19 Jake Won

Another raffle and Jake won!

That’s it! I’m already into Hour 21!

Your pal,

Chuck

 

24 Hours From Q-Town: 2015 – HOUR 18

Hi Kids!

Well, there’s only four active creators left: Mark, Mike, Antonio, and Aliina, while Jim is filling the time creating a vampire pic for “Drawlloween”, wherein each day in October, one draws a different monster and then post it on the social media of your choice. Today is vampire. Here’s the list, should you wish to participate:

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More progress pics coming up next hour.

Your pal,

Chuck

24 Hours From Q-Town: 2015 – HOUR 17

Hi Kids!

Jim Lynch of WonderFunders, came back, and brought Donettes, Monster Energy drinks, and some candy, and a little sunshine to the still darkened skies outside our little soiree’. He’ll be here for the duration.

Welcome back, Jim!

While Jake and I slept, Mike and Mark plowed on, Aliina snoozed, and Antonio is still snoozing.

Here’s Mark:

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And here’s Mike:

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Looks like Hannah has a stalker…

17 Mike 2

On to the next page…

Not a lot else going on, so on to HOUR 18!

Your pal,

Chuck