Oct 17

the Road to 24 Hour Comic Book Day – part 7 – Ready to Go!

Well, 24 Hour Comic Book Day is tomorrow October 18, 2008. They have all ready started and finished in Finland and Brasil. I will be at Comic Outpost in San Francisco from 11 am on Saturday to 11 am on Sunday. I will be missing for a few hours near the start while I go to teach a class at the Cartoon Art Museum (the class is from 1 pm to 3 pm). The challenge is to create a 24 page comic in 24 hours (or less in my case).

I am all ready to go with 30 sheets of pre-ruled card stock, a selection of materials including brush and ink, iPod, florescent desk lamp, reference material, food and drink, a super possible action figure, and other stuff. My fear now is that I will be overwelmeed and frustrated. I want it to be great looking, but that is a tough one considering we will be creating at 4am. But I am looking forward to pushing myself as well.

The challenge is really like an Iron Man Competion or like the TV show Iron Chéf: you are given material at the start and have to make something out of it and it also tests your skills to push you to create.

In any case, if you want to visit the store, since it will be open for 24 hours, come on by: 2381 OCEAN AVE. SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 94127 (415) 239-COMX (2669) – http://www.comicoutpost.net. Open 24 hours through the whole event.

Or, if you can’t make it in person, you can get updates on-line at:

Doc Pop’s live VIDEO feed: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/doctor-popular-does-stuff

and Blog updates from a staff member at Comics Outpost: Official blog or the stores MySpace Blog(membership is required).

Well, I still need to gather some materials for tomorrow. Hope to see some of you at Comics Outpost.

Don’t forget to check back next week to see my final comic!


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  1. I’m looking forward to seeing the results. BTW, I’ll be doing a live video feed (not text).

    • Brian on October 17, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Thanks Doc. I hope I have not over prepared.

    I will edit the info to reflect the video feed.

    See you tomorrow.

    • Astrid on October 18, 2008 at 5:46 am

    Good luck with your comic marathon! I’m very interested in seeing those pages.

    • Brian on October 18, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Thanks Astrid. I wish you where here to do the challenge with us.

    Maybe you can do it next year in Germany.

    • Astrid on October 18, 2008 at 7:56 am

    >Maybe you can do it next year in Germany.

    The 24 hour comic book is a bit too hardcore for me. 😉 But I hope to find the time to take part in one of the next sketch crawls.

    • Brian on October 19, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Hardcore!! Nah. It was fantastic.

    Maybe one that’s just 12 hours long.

    You know there is a sketchcrawl next weekend.

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