THIS SATURDAY: 24-Hour Comics Drawpocalypse

Gonna be in Portland this weekend?

Kick off Official Comics Month in style, watching 20 of Portland’s best tackle the ultimate sequential-art challenge: the 24-Hour Comic Book.

Check out the SWEET commercial we produced, starring David Chelsea and produced by local pro Bob Bates.

I’ll be there the whole time (from Saturday to Sunday), snapping photos and liveblogging away!


24 HOURS!
24 PAGES!
1 ARMY OF CARTOONISTS!
1 UNFORGETTABLE EVENT!

Announcing the return of 24-Hour Comic Day… Stumptown style! At 10 AM on Saturday, April 5, cartoonists from all over Portland and beyond will converge on Cosmic Monkey Comics (5335 NE Sandy Blvd) for a marathon of comic-book magic.

And YOU can be there to see it happen!

A 24-hour comic is exactly what it sounds: one complete comic story (24 pages) completed in 24 hours. Writing, drawing, lettering, and if you’re really ambitious, coloring — it’s all gotta be done on the spot.

Come on out! Support your favorite ink-slingers and pixel-pushers as they tackle this triathlon of comic-book creation. There’ll be refreshments! There’ll be live blog coverage round the clock! There’ll be special guests, including 24-Hour Comic world record holder DAVID CHELSEA (who will create his staggering TENTH 24-hour comic before our very eyes)! Also pounding out pages will be the legendary JIM VALENTINO (creator of Normalman and Shadowhawk), along with a dozen other local artists!

It’s all part of the buildup for Portland’s celebration of sequential art, the Stumptown Comics Fest (April 26-27 at the Lloyd Center Doubletree).

Also, Top Shelf will be publishing two of David Chelsea’s 24-hour comics this coming May, in a book simply titled
24×2!

So once again, That’s 24-Hour Comic Day… Portland style!
10 AM APRIL 5 TO 10 AM APRIL 6
COSMIC MONKEY COMICS (5335 NE Sandy Blvd)
24-HOUR COMICS DRAWPOCALYPSE

18 Responses to “THIS SATURDAY: 24-Hour Comics Drawpocalypse”


  1. 2 Patty Vinikow April 5, 2008 at 8:02 am

    I have watched David Chelsea’s career since 1970 from wherever I am on the globe. He is awesome! Great idea this 24-hour create-a-thon!


  1. 1 photo parade! « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 5, 2008 at 2:12 pm
  2. 2 2:33PM: Profiles in courage, part 2 « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 5, 2008 at 2:13 pm
  3. 3 VIDEOOO « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 5, 2008 at 2:13 pm
  4. 4 video vexation « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 5, 2008 at 2:14 pm
  5. 5 12:04PM: profiles in courage « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 5, 2008 at 2:14 pm
  6. 6 aaaaand they’re off! « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 5, 2008 at 2:14 pm
  7. 7 3:51PM: Profiles in Courage, part 3 « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 5, 2008 at 3:09 pm
  8. 8 5:17PM: Unicorn break « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 5, 2008 at 4:58 pm
  9. 9 works in progress « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm
  10. 10 6:45PM: the toll « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 5, 2008 at 5:52 pm
  11. 11 7:28PM: Profiles in courage, continued « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 5, 2008 at 6:28 pm
  12. 12 11PM: I live! « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 5, 2008 at 10:01 pm
  13. 13 10(:50)AM: David Chelsea speaks! « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 5, 2008 at 11:12 pm
  14. 14 1-1:30AM: Heroes have an infinite capacity for stupidity « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 6, 2008 at 12:27 am
  15. 15 7:55AM: Profiles in VICTORY! « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 6, 2008 at 6:59 am
  16. 16 8:47AM: the face of isometric triumph « Picture Poetry Trackback on April 6, 2008 at 7:50 am

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Leigh Walton talks comics and maybe other arts. (RSS)
He also works for the very excellent publisher Top Shelf Productions (which does not necessarily endorse the views and opinions, etc, herein).

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