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October 22, 2012

24-Hour Comic Day

Jesse and I ventured off the to Mansfied Art Center on October 20 for the 24 hour event....24-Hour Comic Day.  This event was created by comic artist Scott McCloud (I think I have that right).  It is a worldwide event.  The idea is that you create a comic book in 24 hours.  One page an hour.  Acutally, the break down says you should do it in 45-minutes with restroom breaks and what-not...

So-Jesse and I have never done comic books.  Jesse would be a natural.  He has been writing Joe and Bob books for years now.  I, on the other hand, do not write stories.  I draw pictures--I make books.  I can do this...it is a challenge.  I am always up for a challenge.

We packed a cooler, packed snacks, art supplies, Mountain Dew for Jesse, Arizona Tea for me.  Drove an hour and a half-walked in the door and got started.  (NO-the drive back did not enter my mind-1 1/2 hours driving sleep deprived was the furthest thing from my mind).

We had the best time.  We met some great artists-we laughed a lot.  We are still laughing.  We laughed a lot on the way home...nothing was funny though...it was the lack of sleep.  Maybe I should say...it wasn't that funny.  I saw things that weren't really there.  That was funny.  We can't wait to do it again.

Jesse finished his comic at about 6:30 ish AM-whatever!!  I finished mine at about 5:00 pm..

I do hope to meet up someday with the artists we met again.  They are awesome.  Derrick does some amazing work-color is amazing too!  Stay posted-when I can I will share a site that you can see the work of everyone!