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24-Hour Comics Day


  • Enthusiasm Collective 411 Northwest Flanders Street Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)
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From the official 24-Hour Comics Day site:

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.

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.

It’s a great way to bypass procrastination and perfectionism, learn and experiment in a low-risk context, and create something big and meaningful in a single day’s work.

Join us!

Details:

  • We’ll be starting up at 9am Saturday (doors open at 8:30 for setup) and putting down our pencils at 9am Sunday.

  • The space has plenty of desks, comfy chairs, power, Wi-Fi, a microwave, and dishes. Free crappy coffee will be provided. Fridge space might be tight, so don’t bring that gallon jug of milk please.

  • There’s a shower! This can be really great for a mid-event refresh. Bring your own towel.

  • Bring your own paper, drawing supplies, food and drink, and anything else you need to survive and work for 24 straight hours (here are some suggestions).

Safety note:
Please make transportation arrangements that don’t involve driving while fatigued. Our location is highly accessible via public transit, but if you have a lot of supplies it might be easier to get a ride from a friend. We can also make arrangements for you to drop supplies off Friday and pick them up Monday. Safety first!

Questions: contact event host Pete Soloway

 Participants hard at work during our 2016 event.

Participants hard at work during our 2016 event.

 Some of our participants were featured in the 2017 documentary film, 24 Hour Comic (24hourcomicmovie.com)

Some of our participants were featured in the 2017 documentary film, 24 Hour Comic (24hourcomicmovie.com)