Tuesday, September 28, 2010

24 Hour Comic Day approaches...

Hello fellow 24 Hour warriors! As this great event approaches, I found one creator's tips for a successful 24 hour experience. Kevin Cannon's 1st four chapters of his book, Far Arden were 24 hour comics. Sage advice.

PRODUCTION TIPS

Obviously there's no one way to draw, but here are Mr Cannon's tips:

- Have your paper ready and, if possible, pre-ruled.

- Come prepared with drawing materials.

- Bring a lamp and extension cord for direct light.

- Pace yourself. You have to carve out time for meals and bathroom breaks.

- Try doing a page every fifty minutes. That gives you 240 minutes to rest and recoup and eat.

- If you're chatty, you're shooting yourself in the foot. Don't be surprised when you end up with only 20-30 minutes to draw each page.

- Some people like to pencil the whole book and THEN ink. I HIGHLY discourage this. Try to COMPLETE a full page every hour. This lets you accurately budget your time.

- Do as little penciling as possible. Nobody's going to win an Eisner with these books, so why not jump into the inks right away?

- Bring comfort items: extra clothes, an iPod, a cushion, etc. Better to bring too much stuff on your first time.

- On the flipside, don't bring a bunch of unnecessary crap.



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