This is the arts equivalent of a half-marathon: a half-24 Hour Comic! Standard 24 Hour Comics events consist of drawing 24 pages over the course of 24 hours. We'll begin this half-session at noon with a brief COMICS WORKSHOP crash-course in comics creation and self-publishing from N.H. cartoonist Marek Bennett. Then we'll dive in and draw for the next half-day, pausing for a pizza party dinner and a reading of our work as midnight approaches. Whether you bring an existing art project or start a completely new one, the time limit and group dynamics will help you find, nurture, and grow that sweet spot of inspiration, improvisation, and concentration.
Our 12 Hour Comics is funded with a YALSA/Dollar General Teen Read Week™ Grant. Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.
For more info about Teen Read Week: http://teenreadweek.ning.com/ For more info about comic book art: www.MarekBennett.com