24-Hour Comics Day is an annual international celebration of comics creation. Held on the first weekend of September, creatives throughout the world take on the 24 hour comics challenge : to create a 24 page comic book story, (a task that would normally be months worth of work), in 24 straight hours.
Dalston CLR James Library in conjunction with Dalston Comic (creators) Club are proud to Present their second annal “24 hour comics day”
Participants of all levels of skill and experience are welcome to try to create one page per hour over a 24 hours period in order to complete the challenge. This is a great chance to create a finished piece of work within a fixed timeframe and also meet like-minded people in an environment that fosters creativity and a community, where participants learn from each other and develop their story telling and sequential narrative chops.
All completed works will be published and available to borrow from all Hackney Libraries!!!
The rules for a comic to qualify :
It must be begun and completed within 24 consecutive hours. Only one person may be directly involved in its creation, and it must span 24 pages, or (if an infinite canvas format webcomic is being made) 100 panels.
The creator may gather research materials and drawing tools beforehand, but cannot plan the comic's plot ahead of time or put anything on paper (such as designs and character sketches) until he / she is ready for the 24 hours to begin. Any breaks (for food, sleep, or any other purpose) are counted as part of the 24 hours.
If the cartoonist fails to finish the comic in 24 hours, there are two courses of action suggested : Stop the comic at the 24-hour mark, or continue working until all 24 pages are done. The former is known as "the Gaiman variation" after Neil Gaiman's unsuccessful attempt, and the latter is called "the Eastman variation" after Kevin Eastman's unsuccessful attempt. Both of these "noble failures", when the creator intended to finish the project within the specified amount of time.
What can I bring to the event?
Any art supplies you require and anything else you might need to complete your 24 page comic, (basic supplies will be provided).
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Transport links :
Closest bus stops Dalston Lane (G / H / K) for 30, 38, 56, 242, 277 & Dalston Junction (N) for 488 or Kingsland High Street (L / M) for 67, 76, 149, 234 then a 1 to 2 minutes walk to the Library, alternatively a 1 minutes walk from Dalston Junction station (Overground) / 4 minutes walk from Dalston Kingsland (Overground).
Parking facilities :
Parking for blue-badge holders nearby. Tables and chairs for all capacity
Disabled access and other facilities :
Level access via the main door, disabled access to toilets. Two passenger lifts.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can get in touch via :
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Facebook : Dalston Comic Club / https://www.facebook.com/groups/dalstoncomicclub/
Twitter : @DalstonComics / https://twitter.com/DalstonComics
Instagram : @dalstoncomics / https://www.instagram.com/dalstoncomics/
Email : DalstonComicGroup@Hackney.gov.uk
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When & Where
Dalston CLR James Library / Dalston Comic Club
Dalston Comic (creators) Club
A monthly meet up for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday* of every month, 6:30pm - 7:45pm at Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Lane, London, E8 3BQ.
The next session will be held on Friday 30th September *changed for 24-Hour Comics Day. The mission of the Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is to provide an environment that fosters creativity and an open community, where every session can be someone first, where attendees / members learn from each other, in order to develop their story telling & sequential narrative skills.