October 11th, 2010
I missed it again this year, but the first weekend of October was 24 hour comics day, when cartoonists worldwide take the challenge to produce a full length comic (24 pages) in 24 hours. In Amsterdam it’s traditionally held in Lambiek, the world’s oldest comics shop still existing and 2010 was no exception. The idea for 24 hour comics came out of a conversation between Steve Bissette and Scott McCloud, the idea being to do a completely spontaneous comics. It’s a good exercise to losen up the drawing muscles, forcing you to not to think, but draw. Over at Remco Wetzels’ blog, you can see what one participant came up with.
The video below was made by Michael Minneboo and shows how this day went two years ago (only in Dutch, sadly):
(I almost had a heart attack watching this, as one of the artists seen in the background almost could be my twin: same build, similar face and such.)