See the counter at the top of the page? That’s how long you have to get yourself ready for 24 Hour Comics Day 2015. But wait, you cry. What is 24 Hour Comics Day?
Glad you asked.
24HCD is a yearly challenge during which participants have 24 hours (duh, Trisha…) to create a 24-page comics book from scratch – pencils, inks, and lettering (colors, too, if you’re some kind of wizard). The challenge, of course, lies in making the comic on your own, but if you want to bring some friends along to help, we’re flexible.
Your 24 hours starts at 11 AM, Saturday, October 3 and ends at 11 AM, Sunday, October 4. Kids under 18 need to have a parent or guardian come in to let us know they’re not runaways. Kids under 15 can stay all 24 hours, but only if a guardian stays with them. For parents who don’t want to commit to the full 24 (and seriously, we don’t blame you), we’ll be having a kids’ session from 11 AM to 5 PM. The event happens at Box of Lights Studios’ new space at 419 State Street in downtown Erie.
Art supplies will be provided for kids (13 and under), but everyone else will have to bring their own. But “art supplies” can mean anything! Clay and a camera? Great! Legos? Even better! Printer paper and Sharpies? That’s the spirit! You prefer to draw on a laptop? We have no problem with that! Construction paper, scissors and glue? Back to basics! Your art is whatever you do to get your story told. Don’t limit yourself to what you think The GeekERIE wants you to do, because the only thing we want you to do is to make comics.
And the really cool part? Everyone who participates gets a copy of the finished comic book!
We’ll be providing food, but donations are always gratefully accepted.