My New 24 Hour Comic: “Leaving The Bedroom”

On October 21, 2012 · 11 Comments

Yesterday (October 20) was 24 Hour Comics Day!

What’s a 24 Hour Comic, you ask? It’s an invention of Scott McCloud’s:

To create a complete 24 page comic book in 24 continuous hours.

That means everything: Story, finished art, lettering, color (if applicable), paste-up, everything. Once pen hits paper, the clock starts ticking. 24 hours later, the pen lifts off the paper, never to descend again. Even proofreading has to occur in the 24 hour period. (Computer-generated comics are fine of course, same principles apply).

Although one can do a 24-hour comic any day of the year, it’s more fun to do it in tandem, hence 24 Hour Comics Day. Yesterday, at the studio where I work, myself, Jake Richmond, Ben Lehman, and Alan Ward all did 24 hour comics.

So here’s mine. It’s silly and not enormously well written or drawn, but perhaps you’ll enjoy it anyway. And it not, at least it won’t take more than a few minutes to read.

11 Responses to “My New 24 Hour Comic: “Leaving The Bedroom””

  1. That’s really sweet. And disturbing. 🙂

  2. MeiLin Miranda says:

    That was fecking amazing.

  3. Lupa says:

    That was beautiful; and you did all that in 24 hours! Hope you got some good sleep after, too!

  4. Glucifer says:

    Love the ending, great story!

  5. Fabulous! Excellent work. Mazel Tov.

  6. Rosanne Parry says:

    Wow! Very impressive!
    Love the ending.

  7. Avigail says:

    Wow! I loved it-it really made me think about how small my world really is. To think I came here for news about Hereville 2 and got this-it was such a great surprise!

  8. Kip W says:

    Superior work, Barry. And I didn’t even know it was by you until I read the last comment! (Me? I commented at Alas, years ago, and sent you a scan of a comic about Orphan Annie and brave Sandy.)

  9. Stephen Frug says:

    That was amazing & awesome. Marvelous twists. I loved it.

    • Barry says:

      Thanks, Stephen! I’m really glad you liked it!

      (And thank you, Kip, as well, on the off chance you ever come back to this thread at this late date.)

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