Sunday, September 25, 2016

Book a Challenge

The annual event happens in hundreds of locations around the world as creators try to create a full comic book in one day.

So It Goes Coffeehouse will host the 24 Hour Comic Book Challenge on Saturday October 1st beginning at 8am, at the shop. Participants have 24 hours to complete an all-original 24 page comic book. Those that complete the challenge by 8am on Sunday morning will have their work published in an anthology by So It Goes.

Created by Scott McCloud (Zot! and Understanding Comics), the first 24 hour comic challenges included the likes of Neil Gaiman (Sandman etc), Dave SIm (Cerebus) and Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). 

For more information on origins of the challenge:

Your 24  page comic must be complete in 24 hours. Story, art, lettering, proofreading, etc. Digital comics are allowed.

No sketches, designs, plot summaries or any other kind of direct preparation can precede the 24 hour period. Indirect preparation such as assembling tools, reference materials, music, etc. is fine.

The comic must contain over 100 panels, 

To assist with the improvisational nature of the challenge, So It Goes will have a suggestion box at the shop and online through the end of September where you can drop in the an item name or an exclamation that must be included in the comic. We will draw those pieces right before the clock begins.

Please bring your materials with you. We will have basic tools and paper, but you would do best to bring tools you prefer. Paper size, type of materials does not matter. Coffee and food specials and giveaways will be on hand with special surprises throughout the challenge for the participants.

Would be participants need not be proven artists. An RSVP is required, please sign up by calling 541-808-9333,, or messaging us on Facebook. You must be 18 years of age.

You can read the first 24 hour comic, by Scott McCloud, here:

John Beane

So It Goes Coffeehouse  

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