Heads up! Sunday is Hourly Comics Day



This is just a brief reminder – to myself, as much as anything. On Sunday, artists with more optimism than sense will be attempting to draw a comic every hour, describing their day.

Last year, I only found out about it when I idly scrolled through Twitter at breakfast time. This year, I found I’d put an annual alert in my calendar, which popped up yesterday so that I could be well prepared. How organised is that?!

Actually, maybe it’s better to be caught on the back foot. Now I have no excuse.

Fortunately, last year I also gathered together the very best examples I could find from 2014 (ok, I have answered my own question. I am very organised, yes), and linked to them from a single post, which you can read here.

And here is my entry from last year.

I hope you’ll be tempted to join in too. As far as I understand it, there are no rules beyond the basic guideline of a frame or a page for each hour that you’re awake.

I’m off to study those examples I linked to above, and see if there are any top tips for excellence I can glean from them… but don’t hold your breath. Hourly Comics Day is the ultimate in unpolished, on-the-fly work. :)

Published by Myfanwy Tristram

I am an illustrator, situated in Brighton on the south coast of England, and with a special interest in comics and graphic memoir. I also work for a non-profit which encourages people to be active in democracy and to exercise rights such as the right to information through FOIA.

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