BLitz Comics 24 Hour Comic Boot Camp @ Kaleid

blitz comics boot camp september 23 2011 at kaleid gallery in san jose

Nathan Vargas and myself are facilitating a 24 Hour Comic Boot Camp at Kaleid Gallery in downtown San Jose tomorrow, September 24 from 7pm to 11pm.

For those that don’t know, 24 Hour Comics Day is a challenge held each year to create a 24 page comic from scratch in 24 Hours. Nathan and I have tried this five times between the two of us, and we’ve been discussing techniques to succeed over the last year.

Then a drunk guy manning a comics booth at the Sub Zero festival overheard us saying that and said we should put on a tutorial. And since we have a policy of always following the advice of random drunk guys when it sounds like they are serving as a hotline for God, we said OK!

The Birth of Blitz Comics

Our work has produced a pretty nice 24 Hour Comics Day Survival Kit which is now getting distributed to a lot of 24 Hour Comics venues. And it’s free under a Creative Commons license! So you can download it and use it on your own.

But we’re going one step further and providing a “Boot Camp” where we’ll help participants create a 2 page comic, involving discussions of comic theory and 2 hours of drawing exercises. So please show up and enjoy … or at least check out Blitz Comics and our survival kit if you want to survive 24 Hour Comics Day.

-the Centaur

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