Documentary: 24 Hours Comics
24 HOURS COMICS
5th October, 13.00 – 6th October 13:00
International day of 24-hours comic drawing is an event starting each year on the first Saturday in October and lasting for 24 hours. It is a challenge envisioned by an American comic book author and theoretician Scott McCloud in the 1990s: draw a 24-page comic in 24 hours, as an exercise for testing your own possibilities. Since 2004, this event happens simultaneously all over the world in art schools, comic book shops, galleries, cultural centres, and this year, Cultural Centre Student‘s City in Belgrade will also join in organizing the 24 Hours Comic event.
Before the event, there will be a free premiere of feature-length documentary 24 Hours Comic by the American director Milan Erceg. This interesting story follows 24 hours of creating a 24-page comic by eight authors gathered in a comic book shop in Portland (USA) and features interviews and intriguing situations which reveal what has drawn these authors to enter the challenge and test their artistic boundaries.
A part of the group of participants of the 24 Hours Comic event held at Cultural Centre Students‘ City was formed after an open call and it includes foreign guests, but anyone who is interested to create 24 pages of a comic in 24 hours will be free to join this challenge. As an institution which is officially registered at the http://www.24hourscomicsday.com/ website as the host of this event in Serbia, Cultural Centre Students‘ City will be able to share the results and the atmosphere of this event on this international link during the event.
The event takes place during the 16th edition of the International Festival of Animated Film Balkanima.