24 Pages of Comics in 24 Hours Only at the Francis Land House

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The fifth annual 24 Hour Comics Day will be hosted at the Francis Land House for the first time! On Friday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m., artists and writers are invited to join 757 Comic & Cartoon Creators at the Francis Land House to write, draw, and complete 24-page comics in 24 hours. Participants and guests are welcome to stay for all 24 hours of the event, or to come by at their leisure. There are also shorter timed challenges for those who cannot dedicate a full 24 hours, including four pages in four hours, eight pages in eight hours, or 12 pages in 12 hours.

“24-Hour Comics Day is a worthwhile challenge that I encourage every creator to experience at least once,” said Kevin Copeland, organizer of the event and 757 Comic & Cartoon Creators. “It’s the type of activity where you win, even if you fail. Even if you fall short of making a 24-page comic, you’ve still done a lot of creating, you’ve pushed your creative resources to their limits, and you’ve gained some insight about your own creative abilities that you may not have previously known.”

Basic materials, including paper, pencils, and pens, will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own materials as well. Light refreshments will be served, although guests are asked to pack enough meals to last them the full 24 hours. There will be a kitchen facility and bathrooms available on-site.

There is no charge to participate, and participants are asked to arrive at the Francis Land House on Friday, Oct. 23 by 5 p.m. to register.

This event is co-hosted by the Virginia Beach History Museums and 757 Comic & Cartoon Creators, a community for and by creators of comics, cartoons, manga, and any other form of sequential art.

About the Virginia Beach History Museums:
The Virginia Beach History Museums include the Francis Land House, Thoroughgood House, Lynnhaven House, and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum. They are owned and operated by the City of Virginia Beach Department of Museums, which provides stewardship of the City’s historic resources and programs to educate the community about local history.

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