So this past Saturday, September 5th of 2020 artists all over the United States celebrated the 12 Hour Comics Day Online Challenge, even if it had to be by ourselves this year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We had artists from Virginia, South Carolina and all the way to Florida! Now this year the challenge was altered a bit since we couldn't meet in person with our peers, I thought we might as well change the format to make it more inclusive for as any people as possible. The basic premise stayed the same, finish a short story in 12 hours or less, but we decided on allowing creators to work on their own projects for 12 hours straight and see how much they could get done in that period of uninterrupted time.
The talented Troy Dongarra finished a 5-page story while another talented artist John Powers finished a 7-page story in 12 hours. Cory Bland worked on a story but didn't finish and me; I decided to work on my creator owned book and only managed to fully ink 2 pages in the span of 12 hours. I felt like I didn't get a lot done but guess what, this is supposed to be a personal challenge, this is supposed to be a fun challenge and I had a lot of fun! I can't wait to take on this challenge again and hopefully next time we can doit in person, alongside one another cheering each other on as we push ourselves to the limit.
Let me know if you participated in this year's 12hour comics day or if you've participated in a previous 12 Hour Comics Day challenge. Did you finish the challenge? Did you fall short? Did you end up printing the comic you made? I'd love to hear about your experience.
Until next time stay safe and as always... keep it Truthful!