Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Lone Survivor Returns to Tell the Tale

Sadly, it is not a tale of success. The last time I did a 24-hr comic challenge I deliberately chose to tell the story of Eddie the Combat Worm, because there's no way to mess up drawing a worm. (Hey, if people can tell stories about rabbits and frogs, why not worms?) This year I took the challenge to the next level by drawing (gasp) people. With hair.

Hair takes forever. If it's black, anyway. White or blond hair isn't too bad.

Anyway, I burned out at 17 and 1/2 pages. And watched lots of silly anime. And had conversations with my friend along the lines of "Wouldn't it be so cool if someone got brain damaged in an accident so that they couldn't make new memories so they got a computer chip planted in their head to record everything for them? What if someone hacked your memories? That would suck" and "What would you do if you were a cannibal vampire and all the other vampires were after you?"

Oh, and I had chorizo with egg (con huevo) because my friend's mom is Hispanic and amazing. And there was a cookie. With sprinkles. And maybe pizza, but I admit to nothing.

It was a very happy 24 hours.


  1. Sounds really fun! I've never heard of doing that before. It sounds really challenging, especially trying to stay awake!

  2. My question about the comic drawing is do you use a rough draft? Technically you could do a lot more than 24 pages of comic in 24 hours by only counting rough drafts. I should know since most of my rough drafts get redrawn a few times before finishing.

  3. Well, it's mostly a speed exercise, getting things down as fast as possible and finishing in a short amount of time. It's like NaNoWriMo in that you simply don't have time to make each page a work of art. However, I'm sure that if I was a professional comic artist, the art level would be much higher. As in, it would actually BE art.