Singapore 24 Hour Comics Day
Saturday, 20 October 2012
The dare: Create 24 pages of comics in 24 hours!
Rules of Singapore 24 Hour Comics Day 2012
Completing the challenge
At the end of the 24 hours, participants may or may not complete the challenge.
If you complete all your 24 pages, you may pop the champagne call yourself successful. Otherwise, you may call yourself a "noble failure". There is no shame in failure. The important thing is that you embrace the spirit of the challenge. Whatever you choose to do next, you are in good company:
Both successful completions and noble failures are encouraged to submit your works to be featured on this website.
24 Hour Schedule
Saturday, 20 Oct 2012
Sunday, 21 October 2012
In other countries, only solo participants can register for 24 Hour Comics Day. However, comics is known to be a collaborative medium. That's why in Singapore, we encourage the "Team Variation", meaning a writer and an artist may team up to collaborate on one project. You may not be officially recognized in the worldwide 24 Hour Comics Day, but here in Singapore, we do recognize and honour team participants.
We have been doing Team Variation in Singapore since 2011, and will continue this year. Just let us know when you register if you intend to team up.
International Team Variation
In 2011, two of our participants did an interesting experiment. We got in touch with some friends in Indonesia who were also doing 24 Hour Comics Day. We agreed beforehand that we were going to collaborate as writers and artists. On the day itself, our writers in Singapore started working furiously on their stories. Within a few hours, the stories were emailed over to Bandung, Indonesia. From there, the artists took over.
The result? A story written by Cheng Tju was published in an Indonesian compilation.
You may be keen on doing 24 Hour Comics Day, but you might prefer the comfort of your own home. Or a few friends may want to form a group at someone's house, complete with loud music and booze. No problem! You can register as home participants.
Home participants spend the 24 hours at home and keep your own time. At the end of 24 hours, you are invited to join us at the venue to celebrate and to vote for the best completed work.
You get the same recognition as the other participants, with the option to showcase your work on this website, and to take part in a possible post-event exhibition (we're working on this and we'll announce it if and when it is confirmed).
Please mention this when you submit your registration form.
The reward for you at the end is that you gain a better understanding of your inner creative process, and a deep sense of accomplishment. You will make lots of friends, and you will have loads of fun!
That's it. Really. You were expecting a prize?!!
Nah, just kidding. If you stay to the end, we will be giving out some small prizes, thanks to Cheng Tju's special gift of sweet-talking the sponsors! If anyone is interested in sponsoring prizes, please get in touch!
Showcase your work
When you have completed your work, you are encouraged to submit it to us so that we can showcase it on this website.
This is voluntary and not a requirement. We will link back to you to give you some exposure. Copyright remains with you, the creator. Any time you want your work to be removed from the site, just let us know.
24 Hour Comics Exhibition
After the event, there is a possibility that we may hold an exhibition to showcase the 24-hour comics. This is not confirmed yet. We are working on this and will announce it when it is definite.
Not everyone can work non-stop on a comic for 24 hours. Your brain may turn into jelly. Your fingers may fall off. Your eyeballs may explode. But seriously, if you have a medical condition, please be responsible for yourself by making sure you bring your medication and take it as needed.
If in doubt, DO NOT participate in 24 Hour Comics Day. Do this at your own risk. You have been warned!
Frequently Asked Questions
My drawing skills suck, but I'm good at writing. Can I still do 24 Hour Comics?
Who owns the copyright of the finished works?
Any other questions? Please ask!