Sunday, October 26, 2008

24 Hour Comic Book Day 2008

So last weekend was 24 Hour Comic Book Day. The idea is to create a 24 page comic in 24 hours. It was started by Scott McCloud a few years ago to show how capable an artist can be.

I was lucky enough to be near Jim Hanley's Universe, which was apparently the only place in NYC doing it. Here's my 24 hour comic.

Shodown is rated PG-13 for language and violence. Yeah.

It's interesting to see how the quality of work drops as time goes on... Compare the first 6 pages to the last 6 and you'll sorta see. See the Negative Laser Pew-Pew on page 16? Yeah, that's my way of getting rid of all the black space I'd have to color in. I thought it was clever....

Another way to save time was the use of splash pages; those pages with just one panel of stuff happening (pages 4, 24, etc.)

The idea was sorta random. I just drew some crazy UFO thing at the top corner of the first page and went from there. Very spur-of-the-moment. you get a good idea of what goes on in my head.

I learned quite a bit from my first comic book. It sorta reinforced the fact that I'm not a sequential artist....But I had fun. Making a 24 page comic in 24 hours once a year is alright with me.