Monday, October 23, 2006

The 288 Hour Comic Book Challenge Chapter One

Hello, Friends. As millions of you already know, I have accepted a challenge from Steve Stwalley to produce a graphic novel in 288 hours. It's like the 24 Hour Comic Day event, but hurts more. I completed the first chapter over the weekend, from 7pm on Friday, October 20 to 7pm on Saturday, October 21. If all goes according to plan, look for a new chapter around the end of each month. And if all REALLY goes according to plan, I'll draw the final chapter during the 2007 24 Hour comics day event in Minneapolis, shoulder to shoulder with the evil mastermind who concocted this scheme: yes, once again, Steve Stwalley.

13 comments:

Max Konrardy said...

golly! off to a rousing start!

Anonymous said...

You are my (crazy) hero of the year. I can't wait, but I'll have to.

Jim O.

Dodd said...

Hurrah! What a setup!

danno said...

two hundred and eighty-eight pages of pure SHANKSian adventure.
HURRAH!

mrmonkey23 said...

Boy, it pays to be an evil mastermind... great stuff, Kevin!

Matt Schuster said...

You are a madman. This is going to be a blast.

Kevin Cannon said...

sweet. glad you all like it. well, my big time publisher friend convinced me to only reveal the first chapter online as a teaser. because I'm such a big tease. So know that I will continue to keep up the fight, but from now on without an audience...

danno said...

gods speed to you kevin.
...cause, like, you gotta draw fast.
how is it to do 24 hours straight all by yourself? is the temptaion to sleep bigger or is it all around for you a LESS distracting way to go?

Kevin Cannon said...

less distracting, but also much much less interesting. It definitely becomes about the book and not about the community. so I'm eagerly awaiting doing chapter 12 with the conspiracy.

Dodd said...

BAH! I can't wait!

Jose de Leon said...

Awesome! This is gonna be real good...!

James A. Owen said...

Brilliant, man. I saw Tom's link - but I think you BTA guys do great work anyway. I'll be paying attention to this!

Anonymous said...

Kevin, you are a cartooning MACHINE! I still haven't even gotten around to scanning and posting my 24 hour comic, and you've already done another one! I especially loved the panel towards the end with the killer whales under water. Can't wait for the tome to be finished!

--adam w