Sunday, 6 October 2013
So just 8 pages this year, just a third of the way through. This brings my 24HCD score to 50%, 4 years 2 successes, two valiant attempts.
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Taking a break for a couple of hours sleep, no way I can manage a full 24 pages even with helpful "pro tips" on staying up all night from Dom... Who has sketched out all his comic, and now just had to cobble it together. He's doing something about rainbow farting unicorns and hippos burping missiles... Which makes my effort of demon ninjas look relatively sane.
Anyway. Page 9 is outlined, and I'll pick up again at 5 am... I might manage 16 pages?
My excuse is I'm a bit ill...
Not looking hopeful for a completed challenge this year.
I may have to play the 'Gaimen" variation and end it when I run out of time.
At this rate I can probably do another 7 pages, but not much more. I may have to change the story... which won't be a bad thing.
Friday, 4 October 2013
I've been running this blog for about 3 years now, and seen some 40 thousand visitors, and the most popular post by far is the first post I did for #24HCD 2011, http://www.strangebiros.co.uk/2011/10/24hcd-first-post.html
which is odd, because it's not really about 24 Hour Comic Day, but about my previous career as an illustrator.
SO for #24HCD 2013 I'm planning to relax a little, mainly due to the Glenlivet I'm drinking to fend off my cold.
I'm planning to do a HellBoy story, and have prepared by reading Mignola's 'Baltimore'
The story is ok, the artwork acceptable, but mainly I feel "I could do that"
So I will.
#24HCD for me starts at about 10am tomorrow.
In the spirit of #24HCD I've no idea what the story will entail, except that it'll have a big red guy in in.
Monday, 30 September 2013
That may seem like quite an open criteria, but in light of the recent Tesco and Asda indiscretions with Halloween costumes, maybe it's not such a bad idea.
I have the opportunity to write my #24HCD comic this weekend, and turn it into a game next.
How can I resist.
Saturday, 28 September 2013
This year I have a bit more kit to call upon in the form of a Cintiq, and a jolly little macbook air. However. I feel like I may go old school just paper and ink. One of the things I enjoyed doing the most this year in terms of artwork was the black and white flip-chart pictures for graphic facilitating the Analytics workshops.
I found the large scale flip-chart paper was really pleasing to use, and the Copic Ciao pens were really fast.
I will check to see if I have enough paper and pen power to bash out 24 pages.
As always the idea is to think up, write, pencil, ink, letter and publish 24 pages in 24 hours, NO PREP, except making sure the pens and paper are ready.
best tidy my desk....
Saturday, 14 September 2013
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Saturday, 8 June 2013
I finally paid for the additonal brush set in Paper... with the aim of using the books as a quick way of sketching out the gameplay mechanics in "Ninja Dinosaurs vs Pirate Robots" ... I'm not sure it's going to work, but it may well be easier to manage than the sheaves of paper covered in scribbles and doodles...
Friday, 24 May 2013
I'll post details when I get the first build done.
Monday, 20 May 2013
I'm looking at a number of different cross platform frameworks, like Cocos2D-X, and aim to see how easy it is to maintain one central code base, whilst porting apps to Android and iOS.
To do this I thought I'd build a simple "infinite runner" or "platformer" using the characters I designed for the Ninja Dinosaur vs Pirate Robot book.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Available as a free iBook:
or a .pdf
Saturday, 2 March 2013
From this year forward 24HCD will take place on the first Saturday in October, so this year it's on the 5th October. More details on www.24hourcomicsday.com
I'm wondering whether we could run an event with BuildBrighton and Dave's Comics in Brighton?