Belfast 24 Hour Comics

Published On October 13, 2010 | By Joe Gordon | Comics, Conventions and events

Over on Andy Luke’s LiveJournal he reports on the weekend’s 24 Hour Comic Day and it sounds like sleep deprivation and Too Much Coffee, Man took it’s toll!

Kyle Rogers calls in via Skype from the Dublin 24 Hour Comics group. Many fine artists are there racing the clock, including the shouty woman who has adopted me as her arch-nemesis. What the fuck did I do? Paddy¬† tells Kyle he’s doing his comic in full colour, with pastels, markers, tippex paint. “You’re a damn fool man!” yells Kyle, and I quietly smile, he’s right. God love Paddy for setting his sights so high. Of course the *********** ********** ********** ********** fellow goes right at succeeding tremendously. Bold expressionist images, awash with the most gorgeous colours esp. purples, on giant A3. Every so often onlookers gather and when he can get out past them, he goes for a walk. Because of course, he’s two to three hours ahead of the clock from the outset.

(a panel from Andy Luke’s 24 Hour Comic day offering in Belfast, (c) the artist)

Andy also posts shout outs from various Twitter folks taking part in 24 Hour Comics and points us to this very cool offering from Stephen Downey, his first attempt at 24 Hour Comics Day apparently, with the whole strip posted up on Tales of The (which is a comics site you should bookmark if you haven’t already):

(some very cool looking 24 Hour Comic Day work from and (c) Stephen Downey)

I’m sure as more artists recover from the combined effects of sleep deprivation and overdosing on coffee and Mars Bars (specialists have been called in to treat Mr Luke) there will be a lot more 24 Hour Comic Day work being posted up online from Belfast, Dublin and many more who took part – please do give us a shout if you’re posting up your own 24 Hour Comic work, we’d love to see it.

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One Response to Belfast 24 Hour Comics

  1. Andy Luke says:

    Lolz. Thanks Joe. Paddy has his cover up at

    Alright, Alright, I’m off to bed.