Powell's Bookstore Blog is in the middle of "Top Shelf Week" and they invited me to write about Far Arden. Being a little rusty at straight prose, I instead drew a comic strip detailing the birth of the 288-Hour Graphic Novel Challenge. The strip itself is more about our local 24 hour comic day events here in Minneapolis, and even co-stars local hero Steven Stwalley.
Every year after 24 Hr Comic day I swear "NEVER AGAIN." I haven't followed through on that threat yet, but hopefully this Powell's cartoon will illuminate why I -- or anyone -- would vow to steer clear of 24HCD in the future.