Thursday, October 10, 2013

RAGNOR | a 24 hour comics day comic

Every year on the first weekend of October artists, writers, and anyone with an interest in comics is challenged to make a 24 page comic in 24 hours. Originally developed by Scott Mcloud, this day has taken on a life of its own. Around the world comic shops, libraries, and individuals hold events where the 24 hour comicers gather to make comics together. This is the third year that I've been a part of the annual event and also the third year I've gone to The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach. They have tables for 30-40 people as well as a constant stream of food and coffee for their participants, all for free. Creating comics or art in general is often a solitary and lonely activity that is quite anti-social. This event turns that around and creates a fun and exciting atmosphere. The hours are tough and I've never stayed the full 24 hours. I haven't needed to stay the full time the past two years. With last years comic, Mr. Mouse, and now this comic I've been able to make a complete story in roughly 18 hours. Staying up until 7 am is about as good as I can do these days. The results are weird but I hope you enjoy:

Magical Monster People: Bird Girl and the Dryad