is a 24 hour comic?
a challenge: one cartoonist tries to create a full 24 page comic, normally
months of work, in 24 straight hours.more info
is 24 Hour Comics Day?
an international celebration of comics creation. Cartoonists all over
take the challenge of trying to create a 24 page comic story in 24 straight
hours. Many gather at special events in comic book shops,
schools, and other locations.
Hour Comics FAQ
of 24 Hour Comics
Sending in your comic
Random story seeds
a 24 Hour Comics Day event
About Comics offers several anthologies
of 24 hour comics:
24 Hour Comics, edited by Scott McCloud, with stories by Neil Gaiman,
Steve Bissette, and more.
24 Hour Comics Day
Highlights 2004, including Josh Howard, Christian
Gossett, and over 20 more.
Hour Comics All-Stars, with tales by Scott
McCloud, Paul Smith, Sean McKeever, Tone Rodriguez, and more.
24 Hour Comics
Day Highlights 2005, including Svetlana Chmakova, Zander
Cannon, and over 20 more.
24 Hour Comics
Day Highlights 2006, including Frazer Irving, Steve Troop, Rob Osborne, and more.
hour comics aren't just for art students with nothing better to do. Some
of the most respected folks on the professional comics scene have taken
the challenge. And so we get 24 Hour Comics All-Stars, a book where all
the cartoonists are established comics creators. Reading them, you not
only get exciting comics, you also get to contrast the
- Scott McCloud, the inventor of the 24 hour comic, offers up the very
first 24 hour comic ever done.
- Tone Rodriguez, artist of Violent
Messiahs and Snake Plissken, brings
us a sharply-rendered tale.
- Dave Sim, who spent decades creating
the comics story of Cerebus
the Aardvark, shows what he can do in 24 hours. (Mr. Roriguez
and Mr. Sim are generously donating their shares of the proceeds from
a non-profit organization that helps comic creators who have fallen
on hard times.)
- Paul Smith, X-Men and Leave
It To Chance artist does a 24 hour anthology, telling
six shorter tales
- David Chelsea spins his own anthology,
including a tale of Mugg, star of the graphic novel Perspective!
for Comic Book Artists.
- Tom Hart, who has been nominated for all the major awards in US comic
books, tells a tale of unexpected ffection.
- John Peters unleashes a fun tale that could only be called Me
and My Monkey: The Seven Pillows of Fate.
- Chris Eliopoulos explains why keen gifts sometimes come in small
- Sean McKeever, writer of the Marvel
comic book Mary Jane, draw an eerie tale of an altered world
- and more!
Finding 24 Hour
Comics books: Your best
bet is to go to one of the comic book stores that hosted 24
Hour Comics Day events, as they're most likely to have them
in stock. If you don't have one nearby, try the Comic Shop
Locator Service. While many stores won't have them in stock,
a good comic shop should be able to order any of these books
You can also obtain these books through online retailers
such as Amazon.com -
but if you can, support your local comic book store instead.
Comic books have thrived creatively largely due to the existence
of specialty stores.