So 24hour comic day is over! It was a strange one!
So this year our group went from 5 to 4 to 3 to 2 this year. So it was just me and a friend.
It started out after I had a pretty poopie day at work. I had woken up at 8:30pm on friday and headed to work. I had asked everyone if it was possibly for me to leave early (EO) which everyone was cool with but one person. He wanted the last possible break time so I didn't get my EO until 30 minutes before the end of my shift. I raced home and tried to get a nap in but was so frustrated it didn't happen.
9:00am (Saturday morning) First stop was the Local Library. I met a few people interested in comics and 24 hour comic day and explained it to them. It was a bit awkward because my friend likes to be unfashionably late...like 2 hours late.
5:00pm It was when the library closed we moved to a Dunkin Donuts and I became loopy doopie! I had only one page done but most of the story written and designed at this point. I was no longer becoming productive, I was exhausted and my eyes burned so bad.
7:30 my husband convinced me to get a quick nap before continuing. I hated to admit it but I wasn't getting anything done. After a quick... 90 minute nap, I headed back to drawing.
10pm we moved to a shitty restaurant with overpriced food that tasted shit, but dunkin closed, we needed food, and yada yada... This place we hung around to and drew at until 1am when we were "kicked out". Basically they handed a check and told us to pay at the front. Mind you this was a 24 hour joint.
We wondered where to go and what to do. There was a mini gaming convention in a hotel near by but we didn't want to pay 60 bucks to hang around to draw. So we went to the hotel and loitered in the lobby couches. The clerk thought we were part of the con and so we got to draw there.
So from here we spent the rest of the night drawing. I did nod off at 3am for 30 minutes but mostly work.
8:30 am, Sunday morning, I was done. Holding my tablet in one arm for hours caused such pain that I couldn't keep it up. I had 1/3 of the story drawn and inked, the whole story written and laid out. Was it the best one? No. but at this point it was 36 hours with 2 hours of nonconsecutive sleep, so I can't complain. I am also not disappointed because I took extra time on art where as previous ones I just scribbled anything out.
So after a 14 hour coma I am here to tell you of the story's future...
I am going to finish it. I'll work on it between the others, and I'd like to make it full color, so please look forward to that. I hope it is worth it.