24 Hour Comics Day

 2HCD   (About, 2004-2005)

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Even though the back cover calls it a “graphic novel,” 24 Hour Comics is really a collection of nine short stories. The challenge to creators was to produce an entire 24–page comic book—plotting, pencils, inks, lettering, the whole shebang—in 24 hours. These are some of the best.

Among the better-known names in this volume are Steve Bissette and Neil Gaiman, who provide “A Life in Black and White” and “Being a Account of the Life and Death of the Emperor Heliogabolus,” respectively. (Here’s the reader’s chance to see what Gaiman can do when he’s the artist, in addition to the writer.) McCloud’s own 24–hour contribution is conspicuously absent.

Most of these stories are overwhelmingly dark or at least have a dark thread running through them. McCloud discounts the theory that this is the result of sleep-deprivation, since the stories do not even generally start out bright and sunny.

These are good, not merely “good for being written in 24 hours.” One wonders what these creators could have accomplished with more time and sleep.

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#2004

  7/1/2004
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 Eric Wolfe Hanson, Jefferson Powers, Clara Harbour, Mandy Marxen, Skeezix, Jennifer Omand, Ken Lashley, Paul Smith, Chris Watkin’s, Josh Howard, Alida Saxon, Ryan Claytor, Geno Heleen, Chris Gossett, Dani Atkinson, Adam Rosenblatt, Amanda Levinson, Ben Towle, Ryan Browne, Patrick Joseph, Joel Priddy, Michael Connor, David Steinlicht, Stephen Sloan, Danielle CorsettoEric Wolfe Hanson, Jefferson Powers, Clara Harbour, Mandy Marxen, Skeezix, Jennifer Omand, Ken Lashley, Paul Smith, Chris Watkins, Josh Howard, Alida Saxon, Ryan Claytor, Geno Heleen, Chris Gossett, Dani Atkinson, Adam Rosenblatt, Amanda Levinson, Ben Towle, Ryan Browne, Patrick Joseph, Joel Priddy, Michael Connor, David Steinlicht, Stephen Sloan, Danielle Corsetto

#2005

  10/1/2005
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Anthology; B&WKevin Cannon, Erin Mehlos, Margreet de Heer, Mark Englert, Gynn Stella, Lea Hernandez, Stan Yan, Gibson Twist, T. Motley, Svetlana Chmakova, Enrique Martinez, Zander Cannon, Fiona Staples, Jens Schmitz, Lionel Ruland, Chris Fason, Denise McCabe, Lison Bernet, Shana Manion, Ben Avery, Stephanie Walker, Faith Erin Hicks, Quillan Roe, Jett AtwoodKevin Cannon, Erin Mehlos, Margreet de Heer, Mark Englert, Gynn Stella, Lea Hernandez, Stan Yan, Gibson Twist, T. Motley, Svetlana Chmakova, Enrique Martinez, Zander Cannon, Fiona Staples, Jens Schmitz, Lionel Ruland, Chris Fason, Denise McCabe, Lison Bernet, Shana Manion, Ben Avery, Stephanie Walker, Faith Erin Hicks, Quillan Roe, Jett Atwood

#2006

 
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 Steve Troop, Tita Larasati, Rodrigo Bravo, Frazer Irving, Ji Hui, Judy Han, Edward J. Grug III, Rob Osborne, Jeremy Bear, Alam Muammar, Roseline LauSteve Troop, Tita Larasati, Rodrigo Bravo, Frazer Irving, Ji Hui Judy Han, Edward J. Grug III, Rob Osborne, Jeremy Bear, Alam Muammar, Roseline Lau