Joelyn's Book Bites

Book Bites: 24 Hour Comics Day – The Spectator Edition

Book BitseImagine having to come up with a concept, write, and draw a 24-page comic in 24 hours. Impossible? Not from what I’ve seen.

All of them hard at work.
All of them hard at work.

This year, I attended the Spectator Edition to support my friend, Stephani Soejono, together with a few other 24HCD Singapore artists – Jerry Teo, Benjamin Chee, Gene Whitlock, Wayne Ree, the lot.

By the time I got there at the start of Spectator Edition, the halls were empty sans the sound of creativity and the application of ink on paper. Except you know, Room 502.

Gene and Wayne rocking it.
Gene and Wayne rocking it.
Stephani hard at work (and ahead of time!!)
Stephani hard at work (and ahead of time!!)
Ben multi-tasking =)
Ben multi-tasking =)
Jerry in full concentration
Jerry in full concentration
The other room Jerry was in.
The other room Jerry was in.

Stephani, Gene, and Wayne were probably in the “noisiest” or the “most happening” room in the entire level – the same room where JF registered participants and signed in on the international 24HCD forum and engaged other chapters around the world in live chats. Jerry was in a neighbouring room, experimenting with something he was not used to, and Benjamin was in one of the bigger halls, doing 24HCD and selling Charsiew Space at the same time.

It was great feeling the creative energy coming from all the artists that day, especially when many of them took the opportunity to make this experience as fun as possible; Some providing soundbites to the roving camera, and some going from room to room to check up on friends and give encouragement (and cup noodles. LOL.).

The best part of my visiting was definitely Radio 502, with Wayne and Gene played music and well,  being Wayne and Gene.

This is the rare Genius Whitlockius, notice how he side-eyes the photographer over his pets...
This is the rare Genius Whitlockius, notice how he side-eyes the photographer over his pets…

So that’s it from me and my spectator version of 24HCD Singapore – it was also great bumping into Peter from HereBeGeeks, who was visiting as well. Another wonderful year (JF said the number of participants for this year is a record 180 people) for 24HCD Singapore, here’s to another one!

P/S – Great notes to take for when the Nanowrimo Singapore Chapter starts organizing bigger stuff. I hope.

And a special mention from Steph in her comic. Thanks Steph!!!
And a special mention from Steph in her comic. Thanks Steph!!!

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