Thursday, September 30, 2010
24 HOUR COMIC BOOK DAY!
So it is that time of year again. It is 24 Hour Comic Book Day this Saturday the 2nd of October. And again this year I am stepping up to the challenge. I will join four other esteemed CLAW artists (as well as comic artists and cartoonists from across the country) in attempting to create 24 comic book pages in 24 hours. This year in Tacoma the challenge will be held at Comic Book Ink's new location at 2510 S. 84th, Suites 15A-B Lakewood, WA. I will be there from 8:30 am on the 2nd for 24 straight hours until 8:30am on the 3rd (or until I am finished, throw in the towel or pass out from exhaustion).
This year, like last year, I am also requesting your help. Last year I unofficially asked for people to bring me food and caffeine to keep me going for the 24 hours and offered to literally draw them into the comic if they did so. Word spread around and the amount of edible donations was quite surprising. Now I'd like to officially harness that enthusiasm and good will for a higher purpose.
This year I am asking everyone to stop into Comic Book Ink any time during the 24 hours and donate whatever they can to the Cartoonist League's Young Cartoonist of the Future Scholarship. Anyone that does so will be invited to help me literally write my 24 comic script by filling in deliberate holes I have left in the story MAD LIBS style. You need to be on site during the event to participate and CLAW will accept cash or personal checks (but not credit cards). If you make a donation you can claim one of the options below to make your own and either help create a super awesome story or complicate my challenge to the nth degree (or both). Am I crazy to even attempt to complete 24 comic book pages incorporating elements selected at random by onlookers in 24 hours? yes, I probably am... but the results could be awesome and the effort is for a good cause.
So I hope to see you at Comic Book Ink on Saturday. I'll be there... won't you be there too?
And for all of you planning to bring me food in hopes of appearing in my comic... I hear that Mark Monlux is accepting food donations for his 24 hour comic book attempt and promises to draw you into HIS comic. Who knows, if you still want to bring me food I might try to sneak you into the comic anyway. It is that kind of event!
THE STOWE 24 HOUR COMIC BOOK CHALLENGE MAD LIB DONATION CATEGORY SELECTION TABLE
1 NUMBER OR LETTER
2 TYPE OF ANIMAL
3 COMMON SCHOOL CLIQUE STEREOTYPE
4 COMMON SCHOOLYARD PRANK
5 UNCOMMON ARTICLE OF CLOTHING
6 FANTASTICAL CREATURE
8 COMMON TEENAGE ACTIVITY
9 EMBARASSING ITEM TO OWN
10 JOB OCCUPATION
11 SITUATION SPECIFIC UNIFORM
12 NONSENSE WORD
13 ANOTHER TYPE OF ANIMAL
14 FACIAL EXPRESSION
15 DESTRUCTIVE ACTIVITY
16 TYPE OF FRUIT
17 TYPE OF SUPERPOWER
18 DANGEROUS PHENOMENON
19 ARTICLE OF WOMAN’S CLOTHING
20 BODY PART OR ORGAN
21 SCIENCE-FICTION ATTACKING DEVICE
22 SCIENCE-FICTION DEFENSIVE DEVICE
23 SCIENCE-FICTION TYPE OF RAY BEAM DEVICE
24 GIANT MOVIE MONSTER
25 ANOTHER BODY PART OR ORGAN
26 TYPE OF SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT
27 ANY INANIMATE OBJECT
28 WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR POCKET
29 DEROGATORY SCHOOLYARD NICKNAME
30 A NONSWEAR WORD SWEAR WORD
31 ATTRACTIVE MALE CELEBRITY