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. This year I joined the Dutch participants, who gathered in Rotterdam, as a prequel to the Cross Comix Festival.
My goals was to just start a longer, multipage story that I had been thinking of for 2 years now, but never got round to even start; I don’t know if it will be 24 pages actually. The drawing challenge was incredibly heavy and after 21 hours I finally had to give up and head home with severe diarrhea but I’m happy with the amount I accomplished.
Enjoy my suffering in the gallery below (you can see me sitting center-right behind famous comics maker Robert van der Kroft). Next plan is to finish the story and hopefully exhibit it at the Cross Comics fest this year around November 17th, in the Rotterdam Schouwburg City Theatre.
And about the challenge: never again! Or: I wil do this at home in two days of 12 hours instead, near my own bed.