In a past column, I mentioned Scott McCloud’s 24 hour comic book challenge. For those of you who missed it, here’s how it works: As a creative exercise, McCloud (author of UNDERSTANDING COMICS) asked creators to single-handedly write and draw a comic in 24 hours.
Last year, Ron Austin revived a suggestion (originally made by past CN W President Larry Lewis) that CNW members do a 24-hour comic. Ron pointed out that if we do a 24-hour comic in a public place and notify the media we could get quite a bit of publicity for both CNW and our members. And, since creating comics is normally a solitary event, it’d be fun to do it in a group setting. Event. so, I’ll admit I wasn’t originally too keen on the idea. (more…)