Boscos.com Conact & About
Mega Store Warehouse of Infinity Events Calendar Ebay Auctions Barrel o' Links Home

 
Get Around : Store | Requests | Events | Auctions | Barrel | Contact | About | Top

Saturday October 4 at 10am until Sunday October 5 at 9:59am.

Not up to 24 hours? Try the 4 Hour Comic Challenge! This event will also start at 10 am October 2 but it will end at 2pm. The goal will be to create 4 pages in 4 hours.

This event is hosted By BOSCO'S and supported by Spenard businesses.

This is a Bring Your Own Food and Supplies event. We have a 'fridge and microwave. There are lots of great nearby places to eat can keep you full. For lots of advice on how to make the most of this event, click here.

Blaines is a short walk away for more art supplies.

But we do want the artists to be comfortable. Nearby Spenard businesses are pitching in to encourage creativity and to make this a real party.

LaMex supplies chips & salsa. Blaines provides pads of paper, some very nice color markers and a generous discount card. Bear Tooth sends a stack of large pizzas. We'll be guzzling a generous supply of coffee from SteamDot Coffee. Everyone who goes the full 24 hours will get breakfast around the corner at Jackie's Place .

 

 

Check out the previous years:

2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

If you can't make 24 hours, take part in the 4 hour "lite" version.

The original 24-Hour Comic was created by Scott McCloud. Visit www.scottmccloud.com for a wonderful history of the 24-Hour Comic, 24-Hour Comics Day and much more!

To create a complete 24 page comic book in 24 continuous hours. That means everything: Story, finished art, lettering, color (if applicable), paste-up, everything. Once pen hits paper, the clock starts ticking. 24 hours later, the pen lifts off the paper, never to descend again. Even proofreading has to occur in the 24 hour period. (Computer-generated comics are fine of course, same principles apply).

No sketches, designs, plot summaries or any other kind of direct preparation can precede the 24 hour period. Indirect preparation such as assembling tools, reference materials, food, music etc. is fine.

Your pages can be any size, any material. Carve them in stone, print them with rubber stamps, draw them on your kitchen walls with a magic marker. Whatever you makes you happy. The 24 hours are continuous. You can take a nap, but the clock keeps ticking.

If you get to 24 hours and you're not done, either end it there ("the Gaiman Variation") or keep going until you're done ("the Eastman Variation").I consider both of these "Noble Failure" Variants and true 24 hour comics in spirit; but you must sincerely intend to do the 24 pages in 24 hours at the outset.


24 Hour Comics Day 2013 was October 5-6.

Light attendance this year with about 8 showing up. Good quality and very congenial group. Four of them made it the full 24 hours.

Here are Bailey's interviews with the survivors,

Joshua Northrup

Tanika Perryman

 

Will Noblin

Zach Butch (Take 1)

Zach Butch (Take 2)

Peter Gallegos

 


 

Saturday October 20 to Sunday October 21, 2012 was a long day in Spenard!

About 15 artists took part in the event. Some drifted in and out so the exact number is not certain. Four did the four hour event. Only Becky made it all 24 hours. Check out the table full of pages she created!

Winter was a late joiner. She's a veteran from two previous 24HCD events.


Meet Sarah.

 

Meet Angie

 

Meet Becky

Meet Bret

Meet Brian

 

24 Hour Comics Day is an annual challenge for comic creators to produce a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 consecutive hours. On 24 Hour Comics Day, creators of all ages and levels of skill and experience gather to encourage each other in completing this creative comic marathon.

Start: 10am Saturday October 20- 10am (Be there by 9:30am to sign in and get set up.)
End: Sunday October 21 10am

Not up to 24 hours? Try the
4 Hour Comic Challenge!
This event will also start at 10 am October 20 but it will end at 2pm. The goal will be to create 4 pages in 4 hours.

Any young'uns hoping to stay all night at BOSCO'S should be alert to Anchorage's curfew law,

This event is hosted By BOSCO'S and supported by Spenard businesses.

This is a Bring Your Own Food and Supplies event. We have a 'fridge and microwave. There are lots of great nearby places to eat can keep you full. Blaine's is a short walk away for more art supplies. Lots of great info to help you be successful is in this Survival Kit.

But we do want the artists to be comfortable. Nearby Spenard businesses are pitching in to encourage creativity and have pitched in to make this a real party. 24 Hour Survivors get breakfast around the corner at Jackie's!

 


24 Hour Comics Day in Spenard 2011

The clock stopped ticking, the surviving artists packed up and headed to Jackie's for breakfast..

Start: 10am Saturday October 1- 10am Sunday October 2
(Be there by 9:30am to sign in and get set up.)

24 Hour Comics Day 2011 Survivors: Adam, Aaron, Sara, Scott, Heather and Becki

 

 

 

24 Hour Comics Day LITE (4 hours) Survivor Nan (just passing thorugh from Helena!)

 

 

Sara's Art. All 24 pages!

 

 

Raven's art on the top row and Scott's the next three.

 

 

Evening chow from Bear's Tooth. La Mex donated chips and salsa that sustained through the event.

 

 

 

 

 

Hard at work at about hour 7:

 

Adam and Aaron hard at it. Adam was at our first 24CBD in 2009.

 

Becki lost in tunes ... she is a veteran of these events.
We sold copies of her comic at the store last year.

 

Heather deep in plotting. Heather has been working on a comic for several months and is in the process of looking for a publisher. This is her first 24HCBD. She works at the Spenard BOSCO'S.

 

 

Sara is also a veteran of 24HCBD. Good bet she'll be a survivor.

 

Scott and Raven doing the computer thing. Sure is impressive what they can do on those things!

 

 

Winter joined us last year, too.

 

Brett Uher has been to all of our 24HCBD events. He has work published by Tokyo Pop and continues to pursue the career.

 

Scott posts his completed pages.

 

About 15 minutes before the clock starts ticking.

 

Scroll down for pictures and interviews with artists at previous 24 Hour Comics Day events.

24 Hour Comics Day is an annual challenge for comic creators to produce a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 consecutive hours. On 24 Hour Comics Day, creators of all ages and levels of skill and experience gather to encourage each other in completing this creative comic marathon.

Not up to 24 hours? Try the
4 Hour Comic Challenge!
This event will also start at 10 am October 2 but it will end at 2pm. The goal will be to create 4 pages in 4 hours.

Any young'uns hoping to stay all night at BOSCO'S should be alert to Anchorage's curfew law,

This event is hosted By BOSCO'S and supported by Spenard businesses.

This is a Bring Your Own Food and Supplies event. We have a 'fridge and microwave. There are lots of great nearby places to eat can keep you full. Blaine's is a short walk away for more art supplies. Lots of great info to help you be successful is in this Survival Kit.

But we do want the artists to be comfortable. Nearby Spenard businesses are pitching in to encourage creativity and have pitched in to make this a real party. 24 Hour Survivors get breakfast around the corner at Jackie's!

 

 

Join BOSCO'S email list
Email:  


24 Hour Comics Day in Spenard 2010

Start: 10am Saturday October 2 - 10am Sunday October 3

24 Hour Comics Day is an annual challenge for comic creators to produce a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 consecutive hours. On 24 Hour Comics Day, creators of all ages and levels of skill and experience gather to encourage each other in completing this creative comic marathon.

A crowd of about a dozen comic creators came to the Spenard BOSCO'S at 9:30 am ready to create and survive for 24 hours of comic creating. With their fans and some spouses and parents, too, the crowd was as high as a couple dozen. Regular customers checked it out, too, and got to see the stories unfold as we stuck them on the walls.

Becki, Sarah, Melody, Brian and Scott stuck with it through all 24 hours! They feasted at Jackie's for breakfast.

The next two pics are the group from two angles so that you are sure to get their good side.

 

Everyone's working hard in these pics, but some stretched their legs later with a short walk to Blaine's new store for some supplies.

 

Joshua Worley focussed!

Tucked in the corner was a full brewing system from Steam Dot with donuts piled high (and bagles from a Mom) so everyone had vital nutrients when they needed them.

 

Annika and Brooke did the 4 hour event. New to BOSCO'S we hope to see lots more of these artists and story teller. Here's an interview ...

Ellen came for the 4 hour event and was doing very nice art at a steady pace.
Here's an interview ...

 

Melody Kalkowski writing the script.

 

Scott Elyard has the technology! Very cool. And notice that his shirt never blinks!

Claire hung with us almost 24 hours last year. Bummer that she works Sundays!
She came for the 4 hour event this year.
She is a prize winner in this year's Manga Art Contest.
Here's an interview...

 

Ethan Keanaaina at his first attempt at an entire comic.

 

Sarah Mills set up for the long haul!

 

Becki Tracy hung in there last year, too. She printed and sold several copies of last year's comic.

 

Bret Uher and Winter Powell are teaming up. Bret had work published by Tokyo Pop and Winter did the art for a manga book to be released next Spring.
Here's an interview ...

 

Love that Bear Tooth Pizza!

Jane Lee and Rhiannon Johnson. Rhiannon is a grand prize winner from our Manga Art contest.

 

Brian Parker. This was a social event. His family came and hung out. He was still working productively.

 

Not up to 24 hours? Try the
4 Hour Comic Challenge!
This event will also start at 10 am October 2 but it will end at 2pm. The goal will be to create 4 pages in 4 hours.

This event is hosted By BOSCO'S and supported by Spenard businesses.

This is a Bring Your Own Food and Supplies event. We have a 'fridge and microwave. There are lots of great nearby places to eat can keep you full. Blaines is a short walk away for more art supplies.

But we do want the artists to be comfortable. Nearby Spenard businesses are pitching in to encourage creativity and have pitched in to make this a real party

LaMex supplied chips & salsa and coupons for discounts on meals. Blaines sent pads of paper, some very nice color markers and a generous discount card. Bear Tooth sent us a stack of large pizzas. We'll be guzzling a generous supply of coffee from SteamDot Coffee. Everyone who goes the full 24 hours will get breakfast around the corner at Jackie's Place .

 

 

 

 

Any young'uns hoping to stay all night at BOSCO'S should be alert to Anchorage's curfew law,

Details may change as we get closer to the event. Keep checking this page.

24 Hour Comics Day is an annual challenge for cartoonists to produce a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 consecutive hours. On 24 Hour Comics Day, creators of all ages and levels of skill and experience gather at one of the participating sites to encourage each other in completing this creative comics marathon. Over the years, the 24 Hour comic book challenge has thwarted and rewarded such comics luminaries as Scott McCloud, Dave Sim, Neil Gaiman, Kevin Eastman and many others.

 

 


Schedule

Saturday October 2, 2010

9 am Sign up begins

9:30 Introductions and Instructions

10 am The clock starts ticking.

 

Sunday October 3

10 am The clock stops.

10:01 am All remaining creators will be awarded a certificate for surviving and thriving at BOSCO'S first 24 Hour Comic Book Day.

Scroll down to see how things went last year.



Here's the 2009 information:

Saturday October 3 10am to Sunday 10am 2009.
Hosted by BOSCO'S in Spenard.

 

Comic creators attempted to draw 24 pages in 24 hours. Eight started, two joined in later on and 4 survived the whole 24 hours. This is a national event done simultaneously across the country.

We'll make copies of the work and will have them displayed early this week.

Watch KTUU's piece on the event: (Zac Gooch/KTUU-DT)by Channel 2 News staff Saturday, October 3, 2009 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Cartoonists across the country answered the challenge of 24-Hour Comics Day Saturday morning. The annual event asks comic book artists to produce a 24-page comic book they have to write and draw, all in 24 hours. Here in Anchorage, the event is being held at Bosco's Comics in Spenard. Some artists are pulling an all-nighter to get their book done in time -- but even if they don't finish, it's still all about the experience. "I don't think I'll actually do a full, do a true 24-hour comic in my life," said comic book artist Aaron Bish. "But it's fun to use it as a tool to motivate you to do more work." There's still time to check it out: the 24-hour challenge officially ends Sunday morning at 10.

 

Here's our survival center. Bawls soda is in the fridge.
The clock shows the remaining time.

 

Is that a yawn Aaron?

 

Dan Wall and Michael Brown showed up late. We're glad to have them.

 

Steady work at the 1/2 way point!

 

Against the wall is Dennis from BOSCO'S cracking the whip 'till 2am.

 

 

This is just minutes after we started. 8 cr8tors getting busy.

 

This is Aaron Bish and Kimberly Shaw . Working as a team, even sharing earbuds. Click the pic for an interview.

 

Becki Tracy hard at it with resource material including a picture of her husband who is in Afghanistan. Becki works part time at BOSCO'S in the Dimond Center. Click the pic for an interview.

 

Kimberly drawing fast.

 

 

Lee Post is working on a short story to take to APE in a week or so.

 

Brett Uher has produced full size manga for TokyoPop in his spare time. 24 pages in 24 hours should be a piece of cake. Click the Pic for an interview with Brett.

 

 

William Noblin came looking for an international comic smackdown. He got an easy going group working together. We will post his work on this site so the world see it. Click the pic for an interview.

 

Lee finished his short "In Alaska Everyone Has a Beard."
Everyone? Say it's not so, Lee! Not Sarah!

 

 

Claire Underwood doesn't know how it will end but is heading that way briskly. Click the Pic for an interview.

 

 

 

Brett, again.

 

Adam Charles toils in the corner. He came in tabla rasa and is making steady progress. Click the pic for an interview.

 

 

 

 


 

Since this is our first year, we're going to throw caution to the wind and open the doors to all of you. Show up between 9am and 9:30 Saturday October 3 to sign in.

This is a Bring Your Own Food and Supplies event. We have a 'fridge and microwave. There are lots of great nearby places to eat can keep you full. Blaines is a short walk away for more art supplies.

But we do want the artists to be comfortable. Nearby Spenard businesses are pitching in to encourage creativity and have pitched in to make this a real party

LaMex will supply chips & salsa and coupons for discounts on meals. Wash that down with some Bawls Soda, official drink of 24 Hour Comics Day. Blaines sent pads of paper, some very nice color markers and a generous discount card. Bear Tooth will sent us a stack of large pizzas. Sugarspoon will stop by with

some late night treats. We'll be guzzling a generous supply of coffee from SteamDot Coffee. Everyone who goes the full 24 hours will get breakfast around the corner at Jackie's Place .

 

 

 

 

Any young'uns hoping to stay all night at BOSCO'S should be alert to Anchorage's curfew law,

Details may change as we get closer to the event. Keep checking this page.

24 Hour Comics Day is an annual challenge for cartoonists to produce a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 consecutive hours. On 24 Hour Comics Day, creators of all ages and levels of skill and experience gather at one of the participating sites to encourage each other in completing this creative comics marathon. Over the years, the 24 Hour comic book challenge has thwarted and rewarded such comics luminaries as Scott McCloud, Dave Sim, Neil Gaiman, Kevin Eastman and many others.

 

 


Schedule

Saturday October 3, 2009

9 am Sign up begins

9:30 Introductions and Instructions

10 am The clock starts ticking.

 

Sunday October 4

10 am The clock stops.

10:01 am All remaining creators will be awarded a certificate for surviving and thriving at BOSCO'S first 24 Hour Comic Book Day.

The BOSCO'S trademark is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Go to Campaign Headquarters Join the Cause . Created by Thinklab About Boscos Contact Boscos