24hr Comic idea was the brainchild of American cartoonist Scott
McCloud in 1990 and the challenge has
since been taken up by thousands of professional and amateur artists
Comic Etc. was developed to expand and evolve the original concept by
using it as a tool to help artists develop their practice and allow a
wide audience an insight into extreme creative processes.
an exciting follow up to 2009’s The
Falmouth 24hr Comic,
where ten illustrators were each challenged to create a twenty four
hour comic. This time the project promised to be bigger, better and
more interactive with a wider range of artistic practices taking
the artists involved were provided with space to work, food and drink
and moral support. In exchange they had to attempt to produce a 24hr
Comic in 24 pages, or parts, inspired by the local area. We used the
term 'comic' to represent any form of visual storytelling, and the
participants were free to create anything in their chosen field. As
well as more traditional comics the project produced, films,
poetry,photography and an album of music.
time a page, or a song, or a verse of poetry was completed the
participant rang a bell so we could all share in their success. The
idea was to create a relaxed and supportive environment where the
emphasis was on the process and not on the final outcome. Some
fantastic comics were finished, some just as amazing comics weren't.
Never the less everyone involved was pushed the the limits of their
creatibity and endurance, but came out winning.
The events took place in the following locations on the date's below:
Wadebridge Town Hall January 13th
The Eden Project February 4th
The Liskerett Centre, Liskeard February 18th
Each event was accompanied by live 24hr online coverage written by a guest blogger.
directed by Phil Rushworth and Tom Sharpe and supported by FEAST, a
programme that makes great art happen across Cornwall. FEAST’S
ambition is to touch and inspire people and generate a whole new wave
of creative activity in our communities. There are opportunities for
audiences to enjoy events, but the focus is on bringing people
together to take part in creative projects, and on animating local
celebrations and cultural life.
project is also supported by the National Lottery through Arts
Council England, Cornwall County Council and Barefoot Games.
association with ProjctBase 24hr Comic Etc. also ran a series of
workshops with children and young adults from schools in Newquay.