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Submitted by El Santo on October 16, 2008 - 11:20
24 Hour Comics Day is an annual challenge for cartoonists to produce a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 consecutive hours. ComicsPRO, the comic book specialty retailer trade organization, recently assumed the organizational reins for 24HCD with the enthusiastic endorsement of the event’s founder, Nat Gertler, publisher of About Comics.
Over the years, the 24 Hour comic book challenge has thwarted and rewarded such comics luminaries as Scott McCloud, Dave Sim, Neil Gaiman, Kevin Eastman and many others. On 24 Hour Comics Day, creators of all ages and levels of skill and experience gather at one of the participating sites to encourage each other in completing this creative comics marathon.
On August 31st, 1990, Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics), originator of the 24 Hour comic concept, completed his first creative marathon. On April 24th, 2004 Nat Gertler organized the first 24HCD bringing together legions of participants all over the world in this annual event. In the years since, thousands have tried and many have succeeded in creating their own 24 hour comics.
Submitted by El Santo on September 29, 2008 - 16:28
Well, folks, it looks like it’s time to power down The Webcomic Overlook for a while. As some of you already know, in a short while, El Santo is getting hitched! So you’ll probably be calling me “Mr. El Santo” in the near future, I suppose. Also, the updates will probably slow to a trickle. It’s already been rather difficult to update this site lately, what with all the picking up relatives from the airport and wrapping up wedding favors and scheduling spa appointments and coordinating with the bridal party and such.
Submitted by El Santo on September 24, 2008 - 03:30
Fellow webcomic blogger Ben Gordon recently wrote a post about the different forms of humor at the Floating Lightbulb. This led to a link that itemized humor in pat little categories. I come from the point of view that humor cannot be delineated, mainly because it’s evolving year after year.
Submitted by El Santo on September 19, 2008 - 12:49
Avast, mateys! It be Talk Like A Pirate Day at The Webcomic Overlook! Should ye leave a comment on the boards today, ye must take care not to speak like a landlubber, or ye be walking the plank! (Now now, don’t be crying there. When was the last time anyone walked the plank and actually, you know, got sent straight to Davy Jones’ locker? It always be some last minute swashbuckling or some save by the hero. It be more for theatrics, says I.)
Submitted by El Santo on September 18, 2008 - 12:51
I don’t know how I managed to miss this, but a couple of days ago PW Beat mentioned that Marvel was going to produce their own original webcomics (here too). These include two rather lightweight-sounding titles with obvious ties to this year’s blockbusters: “Iron Man: Fast Friends” and “Incredible Hulk: The Fury Files” (with the Sam Jackson Nick Fury).
Submitted by El Santo on September 17, 2008 - 16:16
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Submitted by El Santo on September 15, 2008 - 16:25
Submitted by El Santo on September 15, 2008 - 12:59
What is it with science fiction’s obsession about getting lost?