Hey everyone! Here is my 24 Hour Comic for this year! However, there is a bit of required reading. If you hadn’t read my comic from last year you may not get all of the jokes referenced. They are best read back-to-back. So, do that first! Click here to read “Somewhere in Montana.” Then click on the graphic below to read “Meanwhile in Wyoming.”
This year I did things a bit differently. I learned a lot last year from watching Zander Cannon, Kevin Cannon, and Danno Klonowski do their respective stories. Instead of working at 8.5″ x 11″ paper, as I did last year, I worked smaller at 5.5″ x 8.5″ pages. I was still able to do my average of six panels per page, but it looked a lot tighter. Also, I ditched the “pencil, ink, and write as you go approach” that had practiced since my first 24HCD and broke up the process into two parts. First, I wrote and penciled the entire story, which gave me the opportunity to have a pretty structured story. Then I finished each page up with inks….which was nice, because I could pretty much remain a zombie and not have to think, too much, for the rest of the night.
Once again I took the “Pictionary approach” to my story. Since I didn’t have any Pictionary cards when I started, I just picked out five words at random in the dictionary. My words were mop, rave, kung-fu, cumulus, and rookie. I did bend the McCloudian 24HCD rules and had somewhat of a plot figured out before hand. Basically, I knew that I was going to use the same characters as last year.
Eventually, I finished at 5 AM, quite impressive as I had to leave at about 7 AM last year after my hand cramped up and it hurt to draw. To alleviate that problem, I ate bananas, got a good nights sleep, and kept myself somewhat hydrated throughout the event…although in retrospect, I could have used more water.
Check out other Minneapolis 24 Hour Comic Day results at the Minneapolis 24-Hour Comic Day blog.