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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History of Singapore 24-Hour Comics Day

Past editions

Brief history

The 24 Hour Comics anthology published by Nat Gertler, which led to the 24 Hour Comics Day.

The 24-hour comics challenge originated in 1990 when Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics) and Steve Bissette (Swamp Thing) challenged themselves to produce an entire comic book in a day. They fulfilled the challenge, each creating a 24-page comic book plus book cover.

Since then, many other creators have taken on the challenge, including Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Neil Gaiman (Sandman).

Scott McCloud's website has a section about how it got started: www.scottmccloud.com/4-inventions/24hr/

In 2004, Nat Gertler published some of the best 24-hour comics as an anthology. As a way to promote the book, he initiated 24 Hour Comics Day, an event where comic stores and other venues hosted local artists to create their own 24-hour comics.

In 2008, Gertler handed over the organization of the event to ComicsPRO, the Comics Professional Retail Organization in the United States. ComicsPRO is currently the international organizer of 24 Hour Comics Day.

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The start of 24-Hour Comics Day in Singapore

Singapore 24 Hour Comics Day 2010

In 2010, JF Koh and Lim Cheng Tju noticed that the rest of the world seems to be having all the fun. Even Malaysia had a 24-Hour Comics Day in 2006 and 2007. Singapore was getting left out! So we decided, heck, let's start organizing 24 Hour Comics Day in Singapore!

Our very first 24-Hour Comics Day in Singapore took place on Saturday 2 October 2010, and was a great success.


The Singapore 24-Hour Comics Day aims to achieve these objectives:

  • To promote comics as a viable creative medium for artists and writers.
  • To build a community of comics creators to help and support one another.
  • To help participants understand their own creative process and build confidence.
  • To increase the activity level of comics creation in Singapore.
  • To generate brand awareness for sponsors.