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12-Hour Comics Day

  • Phoenix Books 191 Bank Street Burlington, VT, 05401 United States (map)

THE CHALLENGE: To create a complete twelve-page comic book in twelve continuous hours. (The original challenge was for 24 pages in 24 hours.) Complete means everything: Story, finished art, lettering, colors (if you want them), paste-up, everything! Once pen hits paper, the clock starts ticking.Twelve hours later, the pen lifts off the paper, never to descend again. Even proofreading has to occur in the twelve-hour period. (Computer-generated comics are fine of course, same principles apply.) The twelve hours are continuous. You can take a nap if you like, but the clock will continue to tick! f you get to twelve hours and you're not done, either end it there ("the Gaiman Variation") or keep going until you're done ("the Eastman Variation"). Both of these are considered "the Noble Failure Variants" and true twelve-hour comics in spirit; but you must sincerely intend to do the twelve pages in twelve hours at the outset.

Registration: The event is free and open to comic artists of all abilities over age thirteen. Anyone interested in accepting this singular challenge should email their name, address and telephone number to 24hcdvt@obscurius.org. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Later Event: October 1
Dyan Parker