update #3: Finished!!! 24 pages in 24 hours, I hope to post them online soon-ish.
update #2 : You can see the #instahero photos online (without an Instagram account) here http://web.stagram.com/search/instahero/
update #1 : Today’s app experiment is pretty weird… I’m spending the next 24 hours drawing an entire comic book about super heroes, BUT I NEED YOUR HELP! It’s been 5 years since I’ve done a super-hero comic and I’m all out of ideas, so I’m super-hero ideas from Instagram! To help with this project, post a picture (or brief description) of you and your super-power and tag it #instahero as soon as possible. Super strong? Super small? Able to talk to fish? Post a pic and tag it and I’ll try to work it into my comic. Thanks for helping and please spread the word!
On Saturday September 24th I’ll be participating in the 24 Hour Comic Book Day challenge at Mission Comics in San Francisco. This will be my 6th 24hr comic! Looking back at some of my previous comics I realize that the one I had the most fun making was Robots Don’t Know Anything About Twitter, a comic created with the help of friends on Twitter. To this day, it’s still one of my favorite projects I’ve ever worked on.
I’m giving some serious thought to doing another crowd sourced comic for this year’s event, but I don’t yet know exactly how… 24HCBD is all about embracing spontaneity, so I haven’t decided what I’ll be making tomorrow, just that I’ll probably reach out through the typical social media channels and see what I can come up with. You’ll probably be able to follow the action via @docpop on Twitter and Instagram.
So please stay tuned starting at around 11am for some sort of announcement and details on how we can create a comic book together. I’m still feeling under the weather, but the goal is still to write and draw a 24 page book entirely within a 24hr period. I’ll probably just do pen (and brush) and ink, without any color, but who knows. I did really enjoy the year I did a watercolored 24hr book.
one note: The official national 24 Hour Comic Book Day is October 1st, which just doesn’t work for us San Franciscans, so we are doing our event a week early.