Category Archives: 24 Hour Comics

24 Hour Comic Book Day 2009 with the Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco

OK, folk, here is the official info complete from Doc Pop:

24 Hour Comic Book Day 2009 with the Cartoonist Conspiracy San

(via Doc Pop)

Saturday October 3, 2009 – Sunday October 4, 2009 from 11:00am
Saturday – 11:00am Sunday

location: Comic Outpost
San Francisco, California 94127

location: Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th ST. STE B
San Francisco, California 94110

24 Hour Comics Day is an event where cartoonists all over the world
attempt to create their own 24 page comics in 24 consecutive hours.

The San Francisco event is being put together by the San Francisco
Cartoonist Conspiracy and hosted by Comic Outpost and Mission Comics.

If you are interested in taking part in this years event, please email
Doctor Popular at at yoyogenius at gmail dot com with your name and
phone number. Space is limited to 20 seats (per shop), so serious
inquiries only, please. Additionally, we are asking for a $5 fee to
reserve a space, this money goes to the shops to help cover costs.

Artists should bring their supplies, but leave your ideas and
storyboards at home. The goal of creating a 24 hour comic is to push
your boundaries, and learn just how much you can create in just one

We are also looking for any sponsors (pizza, art supplies, etc) and
press. If you can help us out, or would like to take part in the
event, please let us know.

Local Hero Kevin Cannon Makes a Comic Strip About the Making of His 288-Hour Comic Far Arden on Powell’s Blog

Speaking of local hero, Kevin Cannon… Kevin posted a hilarious account of his attempt at the 288-Hour comic that resulted in his soon-to-be-bestseller from Top Shelf Far Arden (shipping next month!). I have a guest-starring role in the strip… and if you were ever at a Minneapolis 24-Hour Comics Day event, you may be in there too… Go read it here!


The Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy meets at 6:30 until 10:00 the first Thursday of every month at Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe in Northeast.

Generally, we draw collaborative “jam” comics, socialize and drink caffeinated beverages. Afterwords, we often have uncaffeinated beverages somewhere else. Tonight we will also be collating 24 Hour comics from last month’s Minneapolis 24 Hour Comics event into a nice box set.

The meetings are open to anyone who wants to draw with us, and the results are posted here sooner or later (and sometimes even printed).

Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe
1618 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bus info here.

Please spend some money at Diamond’s while you’re there, even if it is just a cuppa coffee… they are excellent hosts, and we wanna stay welcome there.

Big Time Attic

Big Time Attic hosts our monthly jam meetings at Diamond’s… they will be supplying us with a big old plate of pastries or something. Thanks fellas!

24 Hour Comics Day Minneapolis Wrap-Up

A lot of fun was had in Minneapolis last weekend for 24 Hour Comics Day… if you haven’t already seen it, go look at the Minneapolis coverage on our event blog here. Ryan Dow, Dan Olson, Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon have all posted their comics… go here to get the links. We will be collecting the comics as a mini-comics set… go here for more info on how to participate in that. Get some sleep and start mentally preparing now for next year.

On-Line tools for 24HCBD

Creating a 24 Hour Comic Book means trying new crazy things. Here are some on-line tools to help get some ideas. If you will not have web access during the challenge you can always print out some and then pick one at random.

On-Line Tools:

Random Log-Line Generator – Random plot seeds

Samples: A therapist watches TV with a monk in a yogurt shop, Ravishing street performers discover their true selves.

Oblique Strategies (by Brian Eno) – Random Ideas

Samples: Don’t be afraid of things because they’re easy to do, Do we need holes?, What mistakes did you make last time?

“These cards evolved from our separate observations of the principles underlying what we are doing. Sometimes they were recognized in retrospect (intellect catching up with intuition), sometimes they were identified as they were happening, sometimes they were formulated. They can be used as a pack (a set of possibilities being continuously reviewed in the mind) or by drawing a single card from a shuffled pack when a dilemma occurs in a working situation. In this case the card is trusted even if it appropriateness is quite unclear. They are not final, as new ideas will present themselves, and others will become self-evident.”

Seventh Sanctum – Random Name and Ideas – Here you’ll find tools for writers, gamers, and artists; randomly assembling names, concepts, and more for when you need inspiration, or just a bit of amusement.

Samples: Superheros, RPG characters, Names, etc.

Random Plot Generator – Random fantasy/epic plot elements Sample:Advice for the Hero: If I maintain a secret identity, I will keep my transformation ritual as simple and quick as possible so that I cannot be interrupted during it.

Behind the Name – Random names

Lee’s useless Superhero Name Generator – Random Superhero Names Samples: Emerald Z, Doc Kid, Shadow Cavalier

50 Random Superhero Names (From the Men and Supermen RPG) Sample: 46 Blue Brain Maria Martinez female

Hero Machine On-Line – Design and Randomize Superhero art

Random Romance Generator

Irony Games random Maps for RPG

Band-o-Matic – Random band names Samples: Filth Elder, Net Lard

Random Emo Band Names

Script Vault name generator – Random names

24HCBD 2008 San Francisco October 18t to October 19th

Update: I got the info wrong, Doc is going to have a LIVE VIDEO FEED!

Hey all, 24 Hour Comic Book Day is just two days away and I know lots of us are getting ready for the big challenge. Here in San Francisco we will be at Comics Outpost from 11 am to 11 am this weekend and drawing up a storm (as well as ingesting caffeine a lot).

Doc Popular as set up a live VIDEO FEED for the event and it can be checked out at:

“…I’ll be attempting to livestream the entire event from here They will be able to watch and chat whenever someone is near the computator.”

The store will also will have an official blogger who will be posting on the official blog as well as the stores myspace page.

FAQ for 24 Hour Comic Book Day in San Francisco’s Comics Outpost.

Location: 2381 OCEAN AVE. SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 94127 (415) 239-COMX (2669) – Comics Outpost will remain open the whole time, so your friends can
come and visit at any point.

Reservations and Fees: Pre-register by emailing Doc Pop at ( yoyogenius at gmail dot com ), there will be a $5 to support the venue

Goal: To create a 24 Page Comic in 24 HOURS!

Set-up: Arrive by 10 am (or 10:30 at the latest) to set-up your work space and to Pow-Wow before we start our challenge

Times: Starts 11 am on Saturday October 18th and Ends at 11 am on Sunday October 19th

Location Resources: Comic Outpost will have free wi-fi and powerstrips. I HIGHLY recommend bringing your own desklamp, 24 hours of drawing in low lighting can really wear you down.


Bus: During the day the MUNI K line is the fastest with the only night service being the 91 Night Owl – visit to find out more
Bikes: can be locked up in the front of the store

Car Parking Behind the store

Dress: The weather has been lovely the last few days in San Francisco, but since we will be working for 24 hours  dress accordingly. The city always gets cold and you don’t want to freeze while you dash to 7-11 for a snack.

Materials: We won’t be able to provide any materials, but you can bring whatever
art supplies you want, as long as you can clean up after yourself when
your done.

Xerox/Copystore: Copy Edge – open 12-5 and there is a Fed-Ex Kinkos (more information coming)

Food: The store will be providing drinks, snacks and Pizza, but you should also bring your own food and drink of choice. There are places to buy food in the area, but most are not open 24 hour and might take time walking to them.

In Walking Distance:
7-11 – 4 blocks away
Right Aid – regular hours
Wallgreens – regular hours
24 Hour Pizza place
Stonestown Galleria – restaurants and such / / Monday – Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm – Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm

History: a reminder of the Scott McCloud’s original 24 hour challenge you can find it here:

Tips: We also recommend checking out Kevin Cannon and Zander’s tips to making 24 hour comics!


What is the What for Minneapolis 24 Hour Comics Day

Twin Cities & surrounding areas cartoonists… you are participating in our fifth-annual 24 Hour Comics Day event on October 18th-19th, right? Great… you will want to read this to prepare!

Also don’t forget to register, so we know how many people to expect… to register:

Send your name, e-mail address and phone number to Please put put the word REGISTER in the header.

The Minneapolis 24 Hour Comics Day Event Site.

The International 24 Hour Comics Day Site.

24 Hour Comics Day 2008 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

24 Hour Comics Day 2008 | Sat. Oct. 18 – Sun. Oct. 19 | Noon – Noon | Harwood Art Center | Albuquerque, NM | Warehouse 21 | Santa Fe, NM

In Albuquerque:
Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

In Santa Fe:
Warehouse 21
1614 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Be a part of 24 Hour Comics Day 2008 — accept the challenge to create 24 consecutive comic book pages in 24 consecutive hours. Join thousands of artists of all skill levels, from around the globe, and this annual event — again, being held in New Mexico in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. This event is open to all ages (with parental permission for minors) and is free!

Co-sponsored by 7000 BC, Harwood Art Center, Warehouse 21, and True Believers Comics and Gallery.

For more about the event, please visit the official Web site, or sign up to participate by emailing

Thank you to Walter Burke Catering, Java Joe’s, Upper Crust Pizza, Winning Coffee Company, and La Montanita Co-Op for their gracious food donations.


Check out some of the comics produced in 2007 — click here to download a Zipped PDF at MediaFire of 24 Hours In New Mexico, a sampling of work from Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

24 Hour Comic Book Jam in San Francisco CA, October 18th – 11 am to 11 am

Well, it’s that time of year when artist take on the night (and morning) to create unique comic works. It’s time for the official 24 Hour Comic Book Day.

Your artist pals form the Cartoonist Conspiracy in San Francisco have joined forces with Comics Outpost to take on this unique challenge where artist work to complete a 24 page comic in 24 hours.

Crazy…..yes, of course. But an excellent challenge none the less.

On August 31st, 1990, Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics), originator of the 24 Hour comic concept, completed his first creative marathon. On April 24th, 2004 Nat Gertler organized the first 24HCD bringing together legions of participants all over the world in this annual event. In the years since, thousands have tried and many have succeeded in creating their own 24 hour comics.

So, wouldn’t you like to give it a try. If so, join our smelly/rude/caffeinated band of artist for a day/night of Cartooning fun.

How? We will be hosting up to 20 artists at our event, and we are requiring a $5 donation to reserve a space (this is going to Gary at CO to cover his expenses). To reserve a space, contact Doc Pop at (yoyogenius at

Time/Date: 11am Sat Oct 18th, 2008 to 11am Sunday Oct 19th

Location: Comics Outpost – 2381 OCEAN AVE. SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 94127 (415) 239-COMX (2669) –

Still not sure, check out these samples by: Mike Hale and Brian Kolm

Bellow is the fantastic poster by Mike Hale.


Mark your calendars for Minneapolis’ fifth annual “24 Hour Comics Day” event. The details are as follows:
Saturday October 18, 2008 – Sunday October 19, 2008
10am – 10am

Bring food to share, and art materials for yourself (but know that Wet Paint will have a booth set up so you can buy all your stuff there if you want!)

For all the latest info, check out

To register, email your name, email address and phone number to us at mpls24hourcomicday at You can also ask questions there, but we would prefer if you did it in the comments for this post, as it will hopefully answer other people with the same question!

We will be making another box set collecting comics from this year’s event. We hope all event participants will want to participate in this as well. Everyone contributing a mini-comic to the box will get a copy of the box. In previous years we have made 100 of these… this year there will be less… the number is tbd, based on the number of participants.

Help spread the word by posting/printing/emailing the fantastic poster by Kevin Cannon (who may hold the world record for most 24 hour comics drawn)! Choose from:

400 px wide (blog-friendly)
800 px wide
1600 px wide (cartoon is readable at this size)
hi-res black (good for printing)

Thanks much to our sponsors at Big Brain Comics, Big Time Attic, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Wet Paint!

Here is an icon you can use on your blog sidebar, social networking site, etc. to link to the 24 hour Mpls blog:

Here is a link to the official 24 Hour Comics Day website for the international event. Here is Scott McCloud’s dare which defines what a 24 hour comic is.