What is 24-Hour Comics Day?
24-Hour Comics Day is a fun and creative marathon event that happens once a year in many countries on the first Saturday of October. Thousands of participants all over the globe challenge themselves to each create 24 pages of comics in 24 hours.
Since 2010, a group of writers and artists in Singapore has been taking part in this creative challenge every year.
Tired by happy at the end of the very first 24 Hour Comics Day in Singapore, 3 October 2010. Beautiful photo by our friend, the talented lens-for-hire Kit Mun
Why take on this challenge?
Lots of people want to do their own comics, but they keep putting it off.
When people take on this challenge, they have
to let go of something in order to do so many pages in so little time. What
that something is, let's call it procrastination, or perfectionism, or analysis
paralysis. Whatever we call it, it's the thing that's stopping us.
Behind that compulsion to either create something perfect or else not at all, there is
the fear of trying, of being criticized by others, of being judged by ourselves. In fact, before
anyone starts criticizing us, many of us will start criticizing ourselves first!
If we don't confront whatever is stopping us, we will never get anything done.
So this is really an opportunity to practise letting go of that fear. It is more of a mental challenge than a skills challenge.