Have you ever had a interesting idea but needed the motivation to put it into action? Or a goal that needed you to make the first step in order to reach it? If you’ve ever dreamed of creating your own comic book, then the 24 Hour Comics Day is your chance to take a shot at reaching your dream.
The Dare: To create a complete 24 page comic book in 24 continuous hours.
Starting at 12:00 am, Saturday, October 5 to 12:00 am, Sunday, October 6th, Fullerton’s improv comedy theater, Secret City Comics Society, will play host to Orange County’s 24 Hour Comics Day.
History: It all began in 1990, when comic book creator Scott McCloud dared his friend, Steve Bissette, to create a comic book in 24 hours. To seal the dead, Scott decided to take the challenged himself. Since then thousands of cartoonist, writers and artists have taken the challenge.
The Challengers: This year, we have two challengers: one art teacher and a family of artists.
The first challenger is Alex Bodnar. Alex is an art teacher at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles.
The second challenger, Christina Carlson (18), is a veteran of the 24 Hour Comics Day. Christina has been involved in art her entire life, and especially loves comics. She started drawing comics at an early age and has participated in the 24-Hour Comic Day since 2010. Currently, a student at University of California-San Diego majoring in Mathematics. Her main interest is traditional art, but she recently has been experimenting with digital art. Her dream is to publish her art and comics, whether online or on paper. You can find her at her art blog: pegpatch.tumblr.com.
Spectator Details: The theater doors to Secret City Comics Society will be open all day. Cast members will be on hand to cheer on the artist and participating in video gaming and table top gaming as well. The event is free to attend and there will be three improv comedy shows that weekend. Tickets are $7.50 if you mention you’re here for the event.
Tickets can be purchased online, use the code “fboffer” for the $7.50 ticket price.