24-Hour Comics Day Challenge: 24 Pages in 24 Hours

I survived the 24-Hour Comics Day challenge. It's an event held around the world that challenges writers and artists to create a full 24-page comic in 24 consecutive hours. This had to be one of the most stress-inducing things I've done.

Luckily, I partnered up with a close friend and talented illustrator, Matt Pichette, to take on the challenge. Together, we were on lockdown in a comic book shop overnight, with others who were taking on the challenge. Much junk food was consumed and many hair-pulling moments were had. We trucked through the hand cramps and the heavy eyelids to finish the comic with minutes to spare. Despite my frustration at the time, I don't regret it. It was a great experience, and Matt and I have something awesome to show for it. Those 24 hours flew by fast, and taught me a good lesson: it doesn't need to be perfect, it just needs to be done.

Our concept for the comic was to utilize our two different drawing styles to tell two different sides of a story. We're releasing the comic online, so keep an eye out for it.

Learn more about 24-Hour Comics Day here.

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