24 hour comics day 2013


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This week I went straight back into the insanity of continuous 24 hour comics drawing. [If you’re thinking, “wait what?” –  Click here].

I’ve tried that two years ago and succeeded [check it our here], so for me that particular thing on my bucket list was already crossed out, didn’t want to do that all over again. This time the plan was a bit different. Creating a random, 24-page comic mini-album that’s revolving around a given subject is not my thing actually. Instead I made another plan for myself. 24-hours of non-stop drawing, that’s still on, but I took my own material – namely pages from my upcoming Rewolucje album.

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But the thing is – those pages had to be triple A, album-quality work, not something created quickly and under pressure. So the plan was – 5 pages. Around four hours per page with some spare time for resting and talking to other artists – last time I was so focused on the task at hand that the whole social aspect of the experience went completely over my head. This time I wanted it to be more of a creative meeting. I already had the story and sketches done, it was just the matter of creating the final sketch on paper and painting. To my surprize the venue was small and a lot of people showed up, around 50 – some of them came to town especially for this event. Those were real troopers. Anyway, due to overcrowding the workplace was a bit small. I spent first four hours preparing final sketches and then busted out the big guns:

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This picture was taken around 3 AM, and that’s actually when I was already finishing all 5 pages On this photo there’s the final, fifth page visible. Still lots of work was done on it after the photo though. So plan A took 15 hours to complete (12 PM – 3 AM). After that I went back to sketching. At this point I felt that it’s a good moment to stop painting and just go back to simpler tasks. I started sketching more pages from the album and also designed few characters. I was doing that until I ran out of paper – and that happened around 6 AM. So at this point I literally had NOTHING to do, except for socializing. But there is a fine line between being social and outgoing towards other people and being annoyingly interrupting to people who are trying to run the marathon.

I split around 7 AM with the feeling of a job well done. When I woke up I did a quality check and it all holds up nicely. You be the jugde. Here, or after buying the album once it’s released.

Big thank you to all people taking part – see you guys next year.

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