Sunday, October 10, 2010

24 Hour Comics: Showtime!

How's it hangin'? SPIFFY!  
After class on Tuesday a few of us folks set about affixing copies of everyone's pages from last weekend's 24 Hour Comics day. Just like a critique in a drawing studio, the collective presence of such amassed effort creates a different impression than the myopic navel-gaze experience of individually creating said works. Having also participated in the event definitely enhances one's aesthetic appreciation. Standardizing the reproduction of each page onto 8.5 x 11" copies serves to unify the presentation, even at the expense of some debatable image quality compared to the originals. I suppose somebody's hack-job butchery spree with a power-stapler didn't help much either (at least everyone's originals are safe). My dream would be to see a retrospective collection eventually published, and another wish would be to see that everyone's work is in turn made into a little mini-comic or 'zine for handing around. As it is though, just like last year's exhibition this seems to be attracting a fair amount of traffic judging by my firsthand observations over the past couple visits. 
Special thanks to Junko and Hannah for tech support and to everyone else for getting their stuff to me in such a short turn-around. And also thanks to the folks at the UAF Wood Center: show's up for at least another week until Friday, October 22nd, so wander on by and check it out!

“The comic book [is] the marijuana of the nursery, the bane of the bassinet, the horror of the home, 
the curse of the kids and a threat to the future.” - John Mason Brown

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