Monday, March 19, 2007

144 Hour Graphic Novel Challenge

Session Number Two of the 144 Hour Graphic Novel Challenge went down on Saturday at the MN Center for Books Arts. Zander was out of town and finished his chapter remotely and I left early after my brush pen crapped out. But Steve marched on, as did a host of fresh faces, there to begin their first chapter.

Dank!, Stwalley, Sievert, Schlosser, Square-Briggs
Not pictured: Petosky, Konrardy, and Lappegard
Update: See the comments section for more info on who showed up...

Hopefully these brave soldiers will host their chapters online. In the meantime, you can read the continuation of "Heck" and "Oceanis" by clicking on the images below:

Read the stories here.

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Monday, February 19, 2007

144 Hour Comic Challenge

Zander and Steve Stwalley and I commenced the 144 Hour Graphic Novel Challenge on Saturday. Sadly, I didn't get any photos of Steve, but trust me, he was totally there.

* Read Chapter One Online! *

As you've probably guessed, the 144 Hour Challenge is like the 24 Hour challenge, but is a little more sane -- 12 page in 12 hours, once a month for a year. The Cartoonist Conspiracy already holds an open jam time once a month at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, so everyone can hang out and draw together, even if you're not doing the Challenge.

Zander and I scheduled our first shift to correspond with the MCBA's coffee shop hours, which also lasts twelve hours. We showed up at 8 am and worked until noon, when we moved over to the jam table in the MCBA work room. Steve showed up to start his noon-midnight shift. Other cartoonists in attendance were David Steinlicht, Mike Toft, and Mark Simonson. When the monthly jam wrapped up, Zander, Steve, and I marched back to the coffee shop to wrap up Chapter One.

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