Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hourly Comic Day 2011

Less than 24 hours ago I did not know about Hourly Comic Day, but when I arrived at work and logged on to Twitter, many people were tweeting about it (hashtag: #hourlycomicday). Apparently every February 1st is Hourly Comic Day. From what I gather, participants are encouraged to do a comic every hour they are awake. I figured why not try it? Above are the 15 panels I did in 15 hours.

Note: The Hourly Comic is broken up into three parts. Please click on each to read and click on the image if you need to zoom in more.

In addition, today made me wonder - why do cartoonists do this to themselves? Cartooning can be very painful, yet people keep coming up with these challenges. Don't get me wrong, I actually enjoy them. I participated in 24 Hour Comics Day in 2008, which we did a full page every hour for 24 hours straight. If you didn't know this by now, cartoonists are crazy!

In all seriousness, this challenge was good because it got me to draw faster and just put it out there. It's not perfect and sometimes that makes my style more loose, which can be interesting. Also I don't even know if I did the challenge correctly. I did one panel every hour as opposed to a full three-panel comic. I don't know if there were any rules to this and I also saw a few online with one panel. Either way I did something today.

Let me know if you have a specific panel you like. I like 1PM and the way I drew my hat at 5PM. What do you like about my Hourly Comic?

1 comment:

Carl said...

Nicely done!
My fave is probably 1pm too, though I like how jovial the Twitter bird is.