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Title: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (Comic Inside)
Post by: Ghost on 20 Jun 2013, 11:27
There is a popular dare called the 24 Hour Comic Challenge. And I am going to do it.

The thing started in 1990 when Scott McCloud challenged a friend to create a "full comic within a day". Visit http://scottmccloud.com/4-inventions/24hr/index.html to read the full story (together with the first official 24 hour-comic, and the official rules). The 24HCC has since then become a popular event; there are even official 24HCC days where large groups all art the hell out of themselves. But technically everyone can do it anytime.

The dare is extremely simple:

* Create a complete, 24 page comic book- in 24 continuous hours.
* NO sketches, plot summaries or any other kind of direct preparation can precede the 24 hour period; Indirect preparation (assembling tools, reference materials, food) is fine.
* Story, finished art, lettering, color (if applicable), paste-up, EVERYTHING must be done within the 24 hours. Once pen hits paper, the clock starts ticking.
* The 24 hours are CONTINUOUS. You can take a nap, but the clock keeps ticking.
* Pages can be any size, any material. Computer-generated comics are fine too, the same rules apply.


I've wanted to try my hands on that dare for quite a while now, mostly for the fun of it but also because it sounds like some hilarious rite-of-passage stuff. I know that I am usually best when under a cruel deadline, so yeah, I'm doing it. I'll go for the traditional approach, too- I am still NOT very comfortable with my tablet and using it will result in a lot of lost time. So it's going to be lines on paper, with words.

I thought it would be fun to put a small thread up here, again mostly for the fun of it but also because this feels pretty close to the hourgames and MAGS competitions we do: The hobby under exreme conditions, as you might say. And hell, maybe someone's reading this and wants to join, that'd be pretty awesome.

I'll be busy stocking up on paper and stuff today, and I'll try and get a good rest, but either tonight or Friday morning I'll start my 24HCC. I don't know at what exact time but I'll mark it here, and then I'll post a small heads-up each hour, hopefully with photos or a small scan every now and then. That can't take THAT much time.

NOTE: Since I'm in Germany my timing will be awfully OFF for some of you, resulting (if I make it) in a comic that is finished IN YOUR FUTURE. Consider this an additional level of awesome.

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I made it, and the comic can be downloaded here in fully zipped PNG glory, because I have no idea how to pronounce GIF:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/q46nrhv0aiuuv0m/SliceOfAfterlife_24HourComic.zip
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Stupot on 20 Jun 2013, 12:24
You're mental, but good luck anyway :D
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: miguel on 20 Jun 2013, 12:36
I'd do it but my amphetamine dealer is out of town. Good luck with that!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Eric on 20 Jun 2013, 13:46
Good luck with this! I was just thinking of the challenge because yesterday, a sequel was released to probably the best thing to come out of 24-Hour Comic Day -- Far Arden (http://www.kevincannon.org/288hour/) (the sequel is called Crater XV (http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/crater-xv/833)).

I've always wanted to do this myself, but the timing of the official day never works for me. Maybe I'll give it a try later in the fall, if you can prove to be an inspiration?
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Ghost on 20 Jun 2013, 16:59
Luck I'll need  (nod) Thanks guys!


THURSDAY 18.00 pm
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(http://i.imgur.com/BP6YENT.png)

I have everything I may want in the next hours. Lots of DIN A3 sketch pads, cheap printer paper, a notepad and a box of ink pens, pencils, copy pencils, erasers and whatever else could be useful in a pinch. I've set up a playlist, I have sandwiches and candy, water, juice and soda, and a list of menus from pretty much every food joint in my vicinity. The moment I phone them they will bring me food and that is a nice thought. And I have time- no urgent business tomorrow, so I can really focus on the task at hand.
Which is to create a comic. In one day. I just realized how long it has been since I made an attept to draw more than three pages of consistent plot. But no worries. This can either fail or work out, at least I'll have tried.
Just 18.00 pm. Pencil hits paper.

NOW.
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Jaffles on 20 Jun 2013, 17:30
This is really cool! I'll have to try this sometime!

Though I'm more of a comic strip artist than a comic book artist  :-D

Good luck! Looking forward to see what you come up with!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Ghost on 20 Jun 2013, 18:05
THURSDAY 19.00
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x1 x2 x3 x4

Pages: 1
Panels: 1
Current Song: Kissing Willy by Jethro Tull

Er. Now this is interesting- I already got a full panel and I would even call it a rather good establishing shot. But sketch pads really need a paint bucket tool.
No idea where this will lead. I am totally shooting in the dark here, working from panel to panel, which means that by now I need some idea for the next panel.
Ah, we shall see.
No photo this time. Sh*tty SD card apparently want to annoy me. Will scan the page when it is done, though.
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Stupot on 20 Jun 2013, 18:16
Nice start :)
Are you Tweeting this?
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: voh on 20 Jun 2013, 18:46
I'm looking at the drawer containing my six 24h comics. I'm hoping to do it again this year as well :)

I salute you, and your inevitable pain/frustration!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Ghost on 20 Jun 2013, 19:06
Stupot: Sorry, no tweet. I don't tweet.
voh: Are we talking real pain here? Like cramps? I hate cramps!

THURSDAY 20.00
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x1 x2 x3 x4

x1 x2 x3 x4

Pages: 2
Panels: 6
Current Song: Hard Luck Woman (KISS)

Things are shaping up. It's like watching a little puppy dog being born!

My internet is absolutely shit by the way so I won't upload a pic each time. This one crashed three times and I don't want to bore you with me cursing my net. This is about fun.  (nod)
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: selmiak on 20 Jun 2013, 19:36
this is looking interesting. Good luck! :D
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Ghost on 20 Jun 2013, 20:07
Thanks, selmiak!

THURSDAY 21.00
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Pages: 3
Panels: 11
Current Song: Red Hot  (Vanessa Mae)

Getting into swing, but I have no idea how people manage to stick to their timer. Something like a story is still not shaping up and I am still running blind. Interestingly enough I am running blind using a style shift; there's just no time to carefully plan, imagine, lay out and ink a page in 60 minutes. I feel the MAGS EFFECT: Little time == make the most of it.
Also made soup with Maultaschen, wich is a convenient meal for the first munchies of the night.
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Ponch on 20 Jun 2013, 20:16
Looks very cool so far, but your art table setup makes my back hurt just looking at it. How do you plan to sit bent over like that for 24 hours? :shocked:
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Ghost on 20 Jun 2013, 20:31
Looks very cool so far, but your art table setup makes my back hurt just looking at it. How do you plan to sit bent over like that for 24 hours? :shocked:

A soft pillow, a drawing board, patience, and total disregard for my spine, sir. Only the BEST for this event.


THURSDAY 21.00
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Pages: 4
Panels: 14
Current Song: Faces In The Darkness (edguy)

A story is developing and our little ghost mysteriously has a thirteenth hour this night. They must be rare. And pretty awesome because I still have twenty frikkin' pages to show what happens in it!  (nod)
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Tabata on 20 Jun 2013, 21:41
A soft pillow, a drawing board, patience, and total disregard for my spine, sir. Only the BEST for this event.
not to forget the hundereds of sweet pillows to be seen in that box on your desk   (http://s1.directupload.net/images/user/120107/vkptekhk.gif)

I am just missing the mega cup of coffee  :wink:

aside of that – A very good start! (nod)

… and now turn on the ghostly turbo-boost and gooooooooo for it!   :grin:
            (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/feuerwerk.gif)
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Ghost on 20 Jun 2013, 22:39
I am just missing the mega cup of coffee  :wink:

Coffee? Oh, I got coffee. You *may* recognise the cup  (laugh)
x1 x2 x3 x4


Almost midnight I am falling a bit behind. Page 5 has my stumped. So far I was able to work from panel to panel, making each page a small experiment. For page 5 I want to do a lot of different expressions and I think now I understand what voh meant when he mentonied pain.
Boo! Ghost can not teh draw cool expressions!
Time for a short break anyway, will get some pizza. Soup is fine but I need circular food now.
CU!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Anian on 20 Jun 2013, 23:02
Since I started work, I can hardly keep my eyes open, maybe if this was during the weekend...but middle of the week is madness.
Good luck, couple more hours (I'm guessing 3-4 am) and you'll go numb a get into the groove, those hours before the dawn are always weird and almost outer-body.
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: bicilotti on 20 Jun 2013, 23:13
I am soooo following this!
And I demand the final item to be auctionable!
Way to go, Ghost!

edit: someone please move this to gen gen!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Ghost on 21 Jun 2013, 00:21
FRIDAY 01.15
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Pages: 5
Panels: 24
Current Song: I Don't Wanna Be The One (The Ting Tings)

Page 5 finally in the bag, with a whopping 12 relatively diverse panels (and 3 bad jokes). It's getting somewhere and I feel the flow getting better- there is now defenitely a plot about a ghost wanting to visit a funfair and that has some nice possibilities.
I feel the style shifting again and again- the establishing shot was heavily shaded but I've opted for a simpler and more cartoonish style for the ghost herself. Let's call it masking effect and leave it at that; the background still is pretty detailled so I think it looks sort of alright.
The pizza was nice but I regret eating it. Full tummy wants to sleep.
Cracked open the first Big Gulp (tm) can of soda and took a small break for writing this. Also had to tell the cats how impolite it is to sleep on dare-comic-pages.

If this all sounds boring, I hope to get a few photos up for the next post.  (nod)

[edit]
Ah what the hell.
x1 x2 x3 x4
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: bicilotti on 21 Jun 2013, 00:28
Dump the carbs, roast the cats (proteins won't make you sleepy!)
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Ghost on 21 Jun 2013, 00:45
That's great. I got steak. I always wanted to try steak at 6 in the morning but never found an excuse for having any. Steak is protein, yes? The only alternative is paella but the shrimp look pathetic.
Gah.  8-0
My lifelong "sideview" to "3/4 view" rate is 2 to 666. This comic is already more balanced than ALL previous stuff i did.
I am also losing grammer i think.
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Tabata on 21 Jun 2013, 00:50
Coffee? Oh, I got coffee. You *may* recognise the cup  (laugh)
Sure!
Nice to see good old familiars again :wink:
[... and reassuring to know you are watched by them that close   :grin: ]


Keep up the good work     
       (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/wtg.gif)
Please show as much pages in progress as your internetconnection allows - we are all eager to see your comic grow.


... and don't even think about touching the cats (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/grmbl.gif)
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Ghost on 21 Jun 2013, 02:51
FRIDAY 03.30
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Pages: 9
Panels: lost track
Current Song: Eagle Fly Free (Helloween)

I am learning. I really should have done this in DIN A4, I have better rulers for that size and the detail isn't that great anyways. Well, I will not switch now, it's cool.
Our ghost is hellbend on visiting the funfair but still needs a bone. Small gags start to creep into the panels but that was to be expected.
I'm pretty much past my "dead point" by now. Not tired at all and getting used to my page setup. Made a stencil out of some cardboard. Saves time.
Ghost is getting more cartoony but I stick to the "jittery lines" because I really like them.
I've so far managed to screw up ONE page. That is really not much. There are several panels I would throw away if this were without deadline, but just like MAGS, the 24 hour limit really is a "harsh motivation" to just keep going.
Hand lettering was not the best idea. I really am out of practise and I thikn that I am losing precision already.
Still, not yet half-time, and I'm on page 9, almost ten. That's not too bad.
Could well work out and already has proved quite an interesting experiment.
Using an egg timer now to have a better reminder- it's easy to lose track of time.
Buying some espresso was a good idea too.
Looking forward to breakfast; hope to be past page 13 but the time McDonlads serves their abomia. abominab. GROSS breakfast stuff.
You know, that toasted stuff with the bacon.
Hm. Bacon.

Still absolutely NO idea how to bring my little ghost to the funfair. It's really working nicely, using each page for a smaller "complete" bit, and I have lots of pages left, but I think at some point I will have to think a little about how the story should end.
Technically this is, for me, like going back to the days when I was an absolute noob. That time WAS nice in a way- with no actual expectation about the quality of my drawings I pretty much threw everything at an innocent piece of paper and didn't give sh*t about what worked. It's a bit like that now, I know that I don't have the speed to crank out super-great stuff now. But each page looks nice, the whole THING looks nice despite its flaws.
That is a mindset I really want to keep. You CAN plan and craft and refine every little line and never get anything done. But you can also accept that the result WILL not be "the best thing evar" and just enjoy doing what you do.
That sounds deep, doesn't it?  :P


FRIDAY 06.00
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Started yesterday at 6pm. Now today 6 am. Half-time. Same goes for the comic. Just started on page 13, inking.
Absolutely no idea if I beat the clock, I do have a plan now bot, let's face it, I *am* getting tired.
But hell, half a comic already.

[edit]
Meet my hand, a sandwich with too little bacon, and a double page test.
x1 x2 x3 x4
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Tabata on 21 Jun 2013, 05:49
(http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/respect.gif) WOW!
 You are still awake, on the track and good in time on your challange!

Clap, clap, clap …

Looks really good – hope to see the complete version in the end, too!  (nod)
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: selmiak on 21 Jun 2013, 06:41
still awake?! khaos is also my favourite monster taste ;) Keep on rolling and drawing and stuff.
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Ghost on 21 Jun 2013, 07:05
Kaos is awesome. I can only drink the non-sugar Energy Drinks (Zero and Rehab); Kaos is the most I can do; it clocks in at ~3 bread units per can. Tastes nice though.

Still awake. I think if I take a nap now I won't wake up in time to even attempt a "speedrun". Ten hours left. I am (still) on page 14 but I took a little time out to sort the pages, reread them and cleaning up some shades and stuff. I already spotted a typo. I'll need to buy Tip-Ex  :tongue:

I am feeling really good right now. In a few hours I've really darn well put lines on paper in a pleasing shape. The story is meh but I'm mostly playing with poses, hand gestures, and general "composition" right now; that's more than enough.

Tabby, your coffee tankard is a life saver!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Eric on 21 Jun 2013, 08:33
Here's hoping you're still going strong, but I am weak and tired! I've enjoyed watching your progress so far, and will hopefully be up in time tomorrow to see you hit page 24!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: frenzykitty on 21 Jun 2013, 09:55
Been fantastic following your progress!!! :)
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: bicilotti on 21 Jun 2013, 10:02
Pics are awesome!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Stupot on 21 Jun 2013, 10:10
Great stuff so far Ghost.  Keep it up.
No update for 3 hours though.  I smell a nap gone bad. Has anybody got Ghost's number? Maybe he needs a wake up call ;)
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Ghost on 21 Jun 2013, 10:57
Thanks a bunch guys. I had a small nap, just no way to really make it through 24 hours without sleep. I admit I wanted to get up on 11. It's 12. Ah well, at least I did plan a bit.
Next update will have pics, and you guys are all awesome. Thanks!

[EDIT]

FRIDAY, 13.00
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x1 x2 x3 x4


Five hours to go, and a whopping eight pages to go, too. That MUST be possible. I'm in the zone now. I've also had a bit of sleep and a cold shower. Here we go!

Double pages. I hadn't even thought about those. The pic shows one such double page and I am a *bit* proud here. In a webcomic scenario I'd simply copy-pasted both
of them. These are hand-drawn all the way.

Also notice my stylish shirt.

FRIDAY, 14.30
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x1 x2 x3 x4


I've started work on the last double page. The story is coming to a closure- after trying a hellof stuff to find a way to the funfair, our ghost gives up and JUST then the portal to the 13th Hour Carneval (ghosts spell it with an e because I don't have time to buy Tip-Ex) appears.
It is a simple and somewhat pointless story but I think there's some... life in it, slice-of-life kind of style. So I think I'll name this one Slice Of Afterlife.
Well I need a title, don't I? Three hours to go and a bit to spare. I am sure I'll make it.

Boy this is more exiting than back in the days when I was a wrestler!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: bicilotti on 21 Jun 2013, 13:40
That goatee, that stern look, GHOST YOU ROCK!
It seems you are going to make it, I am so proud!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge
Post by: Scarab on 21 Jun 2013, 14:33
I've been excitedly following your progress since that determined initial photo of your desk. Looks like it's really coming together, keep up the awesome work! ;-D
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: FINISHED!
Post by: Ghost on 21 Jun 2013, 15:35
FRIDAY, ~16.30
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It is done. Yesterday at 18:00 sharp, pen hit paper. A few minutes ago I signed the last page. I have done the 24 Hour Comic Challenge and I came out alive, sane, and with a comic. With a twenty-four page, 60 panel comic. Improvised but technically "planned per page", with roughs, inking, and lettering. None of it is professional. There are typos. It is experimental. But that makes its charme.

I went through two DIN A3 sketch pads. I murdered three 0.3 Stabilo markers, 5 Stabilo Ink Makers, two blue copy pencils, and I broke a ruler when I sat on it. My behind is okay. I also may or may not have eaten an eraser; it was pretty late and dim and the bag of marshmallows really wasn't a good idea.

My floor is littered with two bottles of mineral water, one bottle of Diet Pepsi, and I I gulped down two RedBull and one Monster KAOS. I lost track of the coffee counter but it was a generous amount of coffee and it all came out of a really cool cup. I will not tell you how my ashtray looks because, you know, smokin's bad.

Food. A nice bowl of cream soup with Maultaschen, a huge sandwich with too little bacon, a family size pizza with tuna, onions, double cheese and saveloy. And a small breakfast at McDonalds. I love these tiny excuses of pancakes that they make. Some Dutch candy and one Wunderbar; I kept the sugar pretty low tonight and I didn't have my steak. I'll make it tonight to celebrate.

My playlist is still playing, currently there's Cinnamon Girl by dunkelbunt but honestly, after a while it became a pleasant background hum. I really was in the zone for a while.

I am still too groggy and exited to talk about it objectively, but here's what I think of the challenge right now, it is amazing. It. Is. Amazing. With a capital ZING.
For me it was a lot like MAGS or the old Stickam Hourgames. I tend to overthink stuff. I often want to have the perfect result and then talk about how it will look for ages and never get to actually DO that amazing thing, and eventually it is so awesome in my head that my hands can't do it justice, and I drop the idea and move on and then complain how I never get stuff done  (roll) I think that's not the rarest form of self-limitation.
With 24 hours I felt incredibly insecure and that shows. Twenty-four hours, twenty-four pages, that's an hour per page and there are always some pages that have little to show so you can actually WIN time, right? No. I absolutely misjudged my speed and skill.
The first page took me longer than an hour, much longer. I had no plan, no character(s), and I used a somewhat huge amount of shading. And so I adjusted as I went along, never going back. Just like MAGS; there isn't enough time in one full day to make a super plan AND the perfect image. Or maybe there is, and I've just not found a way to tap into that.
Letting things just flow was okay and felt nice- as I said, I treated each page as a single experiment. One was to put many expressions down. One was to refrain from copy-and-paste when it would have been the sensible option. One was to have a silly joke. I think it shows; the story is very weak and bouncy but the ghost character manages to become pretty well characterized just by talk, thoughts, body language and interaction with a firefly (that is totally not Navi from Link, who is totally NOT listed on a headstone in one panel either).

It was a great way to just get things done, that challenge. Would I recommend it? Yes. Would I do it again? Absolutely. Would I treat it as a valid way to start a big project? No. It's destructive. My hand aches, I am tired and my stomach isn't exactly my friend right now. I have a hard time remembering how to pronounce Cthulluh. I am empty, in a good way, but empty. There is a lot of adrenaline and pride but I know that there will be a price to pay and I am not very keen on waking up tomorrow. It's a challenge alright, and I am actually VERY surprised that I have a good hour to spare. Not enough to correct much, but one hour to spare. Why?
The truth is that I started to sacrifice images for time. There are maybe two pages that I would have done totally different and more complicated and more detailled without that time limit. This is NOT how I'd normally treat a project; I would put that extra effort into the page instead of finding a (creative, maybe, but still somewhat lazy) way to get a quicker result. Maybe that is different for people with more experience who are better at judging their speed and who can come up with better plans. After ten pages I finally realized how much time I could safe myself by making a stencil for a rough 4-panel page layout. Someone with more experience would have HAD such a thing already.
But considering that this is my first "full" comic I am more than surprised how nice it is. There are pages that really look very good. There is variety, too; there are style shifts but it still looks like it was supposed to be "one story".

I am a very happy man right now, is what I am trying to say. And proud.

I'd like to you guys. I wasn't quite sure if an open thread for what is basically an ego trip would be well recieved, but you were great and I checked back every so often and your cheers gave me a bit of extra energy during the wee hours. This forum is an awesome place with awesome people.

Well, so. Yes, that is it. I've officially done the challenge. Tomorrow I'll head over to the copy shop, get the pages shrunk to DINA4, scan them and, naturally, will make the comic available as a download. Right now I wanna share it with everybody.
Some pics to close this- thanks again to you guys!

x1 x2 x3 x4
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (with a bit of time to spare)
Post by: Sunny Penguin on 21 Jun 2013, 15:38
Well done, Ghost! You threw that comic by the ropes, gave it the big boot and pinned it's ass 1-2-3. Looks very cool.
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (with a bit of time to spare)
Post by: Stupot on 21 Jun 2013, 15:49
Well played Ghost.  I'm looking forward to seeing it all together :D
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (with a bit of time to spare)
Post by: bicilotti on 21 Jun 2013, 15:54
There is nothing more fascinating than being able to see the creative process of an artist (in this case, prodded by a deadline!). What you wrote was informative and fun, too!

I hope many people will read this thread (and heck, I would like this to be stickied in some way, it's sooooo good!).

Bravo! Bravissimo!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (with a bit of time to spare)
Post by: Tabata on 21 Jun 2013, 16:10
Am I smelling the scent of success in here?  :grin:

          YESSSSS!

– Congratulations –
(http://s14.directupload.net/images/user/120328/tfsbci6c.gif)   (http://s14.directupload.net/images/user/120328/tfsbci6c.gif)   (http://s14.directupload.net/images/user/120328/tfsbci6c.gif)   (http://s14.directupload.net/images/user/120328/tfsbci6c.gif)   (http://s14.directupload.net/images/user/120328/tfsbci6c.gif)

YOU MADE IT! AND YOU MADE IT WELL!
                      (http://s7.directupload.net/images/user/130406/p6ip8tyk.gif)

I am soooo proud of you!
      (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/er_lebe-hoch.gif)

Can't wait to see the complete comic from our Super-Ghost  (nod)



… but nonetheless, be careful ...
(http://s7.directupload.net/images/user/111224/binjfeqi.gif)
   (laugh)    (laugh)    (laugh)    (laugh)    (laugh)    (laugh)       :wink:      :kiss:
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (with a bit of time to spare)
Post by: selmiak on 21 Jun 2013, 16:24
cool, congrats and sweet dreams :D
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (with a bit of time to spare)
Post by: Ghost on 21 Jun 2013, 16:29
Am I smelling the scent of success in here?  :grin:

No, THAT is the pizza with onions and double cheese.

I'm just home from a visit at the copy shop; all pages are shrunk and ready to be scanned. Then I need a PDF converter thingie and we're ready to go.

Thanks a buch!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (with a bit of time to spare)
Post by: Problem on 21 Jun 2013, 16:36
Congratulations, that was absolutely amazing! ;-D I have the deepest respect for you. I don't think I could have done anything like this. I'm useless without sleep. Well done!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (with a bit of time to spare)
Post by: Vince Twelve on 21 Jun 2013, 17:40
Daaaamn, great job Ghost!  Can't wait to read the final product!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (with a bit of time to spare)
Post by: Ponch on 21 Jun 2013, 19:05
Congrats, Ghost! Woot! \o/
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (Comic Inside)
Post by: Ghost on 21 Jun 2013, 19:07
Thanks Ponch!

I've scanned the pages and arranged them into reading order. I was tempted to clean things up a bit here and there but, no. This is the real thing.
Also updated original post with the link below.

Hope you like what you see.
It's my BABY and as cute as a ponycorn!

-> http://www.mediafire.com/download/q46nrhv0aiuuv0m/SliceOfAfterlife_24HourComic.zip
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (Comic Inside)
Post by: bicilotti on 21 Jun 2013, 19:26
It is exquisitely drawn and reading it felt special. The theme, the words, the character are all very "Ghostly"!
Thanks for having uploaded it!
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (Comic Inside)
Post by: Tabata on 21 Jun 2013, 19:54
Hope you like what you see.
It's my BABY and as cute as a ponycorn!

Yes, I did!

(http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/like_it.gif)

Thanks a lot for doing the extra work right now to share your complete comic with us
instead of taking the well deserved rest at first!

And also:
Yes – your baby is sweet and entertaining (the little firefly inclusive!)!
                             (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/indubitably.gif)
Title: Re: My 24 Hour Comic Challenge: I DID IT (Comic Inside)
Post by: selmiak on 22 Jun 2013, 11:47
wow, for a 24 hour thing without any prior work on either story or characters or setting this is pretty cool, I had fun reading it. You probably learned a lot from this, no matter if drawing wise, time management, tight deadlines or just how funny your body reacts to sleep deprivation.
A graph relating time, motivation, tiredness and panel drawn would have been interesting to see where you started drawing full page panels :D