North Carolina Relish Now takes a look at 24-Hour Comics Day:
“It’s an interesting experiment,” Davis said. “What you get is sequential art at its most pure. It’s capturing creativity. You go from thought to page in less than 24 hours.”
Newcomers shouldn’t feel intimidated, he said.
“This is by no means whatsoever a professional event…. A lot of these people have never drawn anything before.” He said that the store has had participants as young as 10 years old take part.
“It gets you to appreciate sequential art,” he said, “and the creative power of comics in general.”
Silver Bullet’s competitor, Ssalefish Comics, opened in January and is participating in its first 24 Hour Comics Day.
“I get tired of the customers saying ‘I can draw better than this,’” said store owner Bret Parks. “Now, they’ve got the chance to prove it.”
And if I’m not mistaken, Newsarama poster Adam Casey is also quoted in the story:
One of Parks’ customers, Adam Casey, persuaded Parks to participate. Casey is a member of the Camel City Cartoonists’ Guild, a local club of comics artists.
Casey has not participated in 24 Hour Comics Day before, but has done a similar 48-hour film project. He appreciates the challenge posed by being creative on a deadline.
“So many people are kind of intimidated by the blank page,” he said. “When they start to make comics, they’re overwhelmed by choices of panel and page layout. Here, you kind of have to go with your gut, you don’t have time to hem and haw.”
24-Hour Comics Day is coming up on Oct. 7. For more details and a complete list of participating stores, check out their website.