Feb 07

Read: The Synthetic Owl (part 1 of 2)- a 24 Hour Comic Book Day comic (2005)

As I bring my website back to life I will be re-posting some older work from the early days of blogging. Today is one of my favorite ones.

In October 2005 I did my first 24 Hour Comic Book Day challenge. That is to create a 24 page comic in 24 hours. I have since done it twice more with each one getting better and better (2008, 2009) and I would recommended all artist do the challenge at least once in their career.

The challenge was a great experience for me, not only because I could see what I was capable of doing, but also I met Doc Pop, Mike and Meredith and soon joined them as part of the Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco. The challenge allowed me to expand my world as an artist and to make some new friends, leading to more friends and artistic challenges.

I am not going to go into a lot of details about the process of 24 Hour Comic Book Day since I have done that with the other times I have taken the challenge. (note: 2009 is offline due to hacking and I am hoping to recreate it somehow.)

I will say I am happy to see how things have changed over time: my art style, my skill at telling a complete story, and lots of other important stuff.

So, let’s get reading. Click on the images to see them bigger on Flickr.

the Synthetic Owl - a 24hcbd 2005 -1

the Synthetic Owl - a 24hcbd 2005 -2

the Synthetic Owl - a 24hcbd 2005 -03

the Synthetic Owl - a 24hcbd 2005 -04

the Synthetic Owl - a 24hcbd 2005 -05

the Synthetic Owl - a 24hcbd 2005 -06

the Synthetic Owl - a 24hcbd 2005 -07

the Synthetic Owl - a 24hcbd 2005 -09

the Synthetic Owl - a 24hcbd 2005 -10

the Synthetic Owl - a 24hcbd 2005 -11

the Synthetic Owl - a 24hcbd 2005 -12

the Synthetic Owl - a 24hcbd 2005 -13

The second have, part 2 will appear in the next day or two. If you can’t wait, visit the Flickr set to see them all.

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