|My slow progress! –Kristin
It’s just 3 a.m. as I check in here…
We’ve dwindled to a small group, but Jim Gorman is the first to have completed his 24 page story, and is getting ready to start another. Yep, he’s going to try and keep his original goal of getting two 24 page stories down on paper in one 24-hour session. That’s twenty-four pages in six hours if he can do it. Jim wins his pick of the Canson Fanboy prizes either way.
Rocky’s Pizza arrived with fresh fresh pizza pie earlier this evening, which is a wonderful motivator year after year (Thanks John & crew!) the box of snack treats from Sweet Clover Market is a never-ending treasure-trove (I’m now hooked on orange & rosemary flavored pecans…) Delicious coffee from Phoenix Books & Cafe has lasted us these past eighteen hours. We tip our hats to you all!
Seven of our group here in VT have begun, and I’m about to join them. Excpecting a few more participants to trickle in soon… especially now that the coffee has arrived 🙂
It’s a cold dreary day, perfect to be inside making comics and consuming hot beverages!
|art by Rick Evans
We are looking forward to getting pencil to paper, stylus to screen, etc.
Let the creative output begin!
Our event this year is open to comic artists of all abilities, ages 16 and up (younger participants are allowed with an accompanying parent.) Anyone interested in participating with us at Artists’ Mediums* should email their name, address and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (802)879-1236 or (800) 255-1290
You can find Rick’s handy “Tiny Beginner’s Guide” as a pdf here!
*Artists’ Mediums is located in Williston, VT, conveniently near I-89
Henry’s work says it all…
Bridget finished her 24 pages an hour ago!
Rick isn’t sure if he’s going to finish at all, but he’s having a great time…
Brittany is plugging away (little distracts her!)
Kira hard at work before she had to call it a night
As the 16th hour approaches the artists are either getting their second wind or winding down. Here’s a little sampling:
Jobeth’s adventure (anime)
This is Geoffrey Glore’s epic Roman story
Robert W. Brunelle’s Super Heroine Story “Bella Lacose, the ill-tempered super hero”
Julia and her mom Diana, back for round 2 after their break.
Here’s Jim, so immersed in his work he doesn’t notice the camera…
Jobeth, surrounded with pages upon pages & determined to finish.
Kristin here again. We’re seven hours into the scribbling. A few have had to leave, but there’s still a strong core group plugging away.
I wanted to take a minute to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to one of our food sponsors, for I just came back on shift to find everyone happily fed by the folks over at the Vermont Sandwich Company here in Williston (802) 878-6963. VT Sandwich donated two platters of fantastic sandwiches, Wow! Thank you!
If anyone’s interested, I can heartily recommend the Crop Duster wrap.
Caffeine is sure to be the next step, so we’ll be cracking into our Bawls caffeine drinks soon.
Thanks also to Holbein for donating a huge stack of Maxon goodies for participants to use. The comic pattern sheets (wax transfer) are really wild, and it’ll be cool to see what they create with them. 340+ patterns!!!??!!! Too tempting.
Took these pictures around 11:30 EST, and you could hear a pin drop in there.
Everyone is so quiet!
In the foreground is one of our veterans. And a few last minute sign-ups have filled out our group nicely…
Another veteran on the lower-left there, plus a mother-daughter team (mom draws, daughter is doing the script.)