At 12 noon, Mountain Time, Squidworks began their 24 hour journey - oh, yes, fellows, the 24 Hour Comic Challenge is upon us.
I'll try to take time out now and again to give you all some idea of how I, and everyone else, are progressing. After all, half the fun of madness lies in the sharing. So far, four hours in, I have my panel layout complete as well as the shell of a script, and I've begun drawing the various components of the characters. I'll be saving the full script writing for around midnight when my writer's brain usually kicks in, and save the backgrounds until right before I drop the elements into the panels.
Looking around the table there are some amazing comics in the works. Lonnie allen and Tim Winkleman are producing some seriously professional looking works - talented bastards. On the young new artists front - we have birthday boy Sean joining the fray who's doing an awesome job entirely in ink.
Okay - back to the grindstone! *waves*
UPDATE - The 12th hour of the challenge is fast approaching and I'm feeling a little hectic. I've been plagued by computer issues that have cost me at least a couple of hours, not terribly good. I still have faith that I'll be able to complete all 24 pages. Speaking of which - I finally realized that I forgot to tell you all the premise I was handed upon entering the challenge today "The King of the Lizards rides a rocket to Mars!" Oh yes... we have a lizard king space oddesy in the works. Not necessarily a good one, but an oddesy none-the-less.
Okay... back to work!
UPDATE - Hrm... 10 hours and 45 minutes left. How do you spell "potential for failure"?
Nah... I still have hope. I'm half way through the first page. Wait... did that sound as though I should still have hope? It's better than it sounds, really.
UPDATE - It's nearly 5:30 in the morning... I've come to the conclusion that "noble failure" may be my only honorable option. It's either that or all my characters need to be swallowed by a random snow storm... and that seems an unlikely occurance in space. I'm still plugging away though.
FINAL UPDATE - I rode out the entire 24 hour challenge, but I have to say the comic isn't finished. I'll be going for the second honorable failure option - I will, in fact, finish the comic as soon as I can move again. My body certainly failed me and I'm going to be on the mend for at least the next three days. I'm fairly sure I'm going to be able to get out of bed tomorrow... yeah, pretty sure. *laughs*
All-in-all, this was a great experience and I'm looking forward to trying again next year. I think I've learned a few things from the experience and I'll be doing things differently. Look for the completed comic soon!