24-Hour Comics Day Singapore
Singapore 24-Hour Comics Day
Saturday, 1 October 2016
The challenge: Create 24 pages of comics in 24 hours!
Singapore chapter of www.24hourcomicsday.com
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Welcome to the Singapore 24-Hour Comics Day

Generous supporters:

What is 24-Hour Comics Day?

24-Hour Comics Day is a fun and creative marathon event that happens on the first Saturday of October every year. Thousands of participants all over the world will 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.

We've been growing every year. In 2014, the party happened at LASALLE College of the Arts, with 180 participants.

Singapore 24-Hour Comics Day 2014
Photo by Jason Trooper. Click on image for the high-resolution version.

Click below for photos of last year's event:

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 create so many comic 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.

Highlights of last year's event

  • 24 HR Comics Day Perspectives, a 16-minute documentary on Singapore 24-Hour Comics Day 2014, was sponsored by Why Keen, Christopher and Meow of Ichiro Films.
  • Justsaying.sg also did video coverage of the event.
  • During the event, participants could use the website to nominate awards for their fellow challengers, just for fun. We also printed award forms and gave them out to everyone. They were encouraged to name their own awards and give them out to anyone they felt deserving. A great way to spread encouragement and good vibes!
  • Real-time video chats with participants of the Toon Up group in Surabaya, and also for the first time with participants at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in the Netherlands.
  • Mr Tang Ho Wan of Gallant Printing generously sponsored a print comic booklet for each participant.
  • Uncle Bill Teoh, owner of Comics World, Singapore's longest running comic bookstore, paid us a visit.
  • One of our Singapore alumni from our 2012 challenge, Yan Lim, who was based in Brunei at the time, organized Brunei 12 Hour Comics Day.
  • Participants used social media hashtags to document the event: #‎24hcd‬ ‪#‎24hcdsg‬
  • 24-Hour Comics Exhibition at LASALLE College of the Arts, organized by LASALLE Animation Department, ran from 29 Nov to 7 Dec 2014, featuring a selection of works created at Singapore 24-Hour Comics Day. Click here for photos.
The next Singapore 24 Hour Comics Day will be on Saturday 1 October 2016. Venue will most likely be LASALLE College of the Arts, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

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