Comics Workshops! Displays! Education! and Jeff Smith! It's the 20th Annual 24 Hour Comics Day!

20th Annual 24 Hour Comics Day 2023 | Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8 | Noon to Noon | All Ages | FREE | Hybrid

20 Years of 24 Hours?  Yes, it's the 20th Annual 24 Hour Comics Day!  And we'll be celebrating from now through October!

24 Hours. 1440 Minutes. 86,400 Seconds.  24 Hour Comics Day is an annual international celebration of creativity!  The challenge is for participants to create a complete 24 page comic book in 24 consecutive hours. It's a creative exercise that will test your stamina while you explore what you're capable of!
7000 BC has partnered with the City of Albuquerque to bring you a months-long celebration of the comics medium culminating in 24 Hour Comics Day on Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, 2023.  Get in the mood by joining us for one of our Albuquerque Library Workshops, or at our Between the Panels series of virtual Saturday morning comics workshops returning August 19th.  If you're a librarian, watch for professional development in August and September, or anyone can learn a bit about the history of comics and 24 Hour Comics Day with displays in September and October at the International District Library. Or join us September 16th, in person or virtually as we bring you Stephen McCranie (Space Boy, Mal and Chad) in a live interview with JEFF SMITH (Bone, RASL, Tuki, Yes, that Jeff Smith)!

That oughta get you ready to make some comics!  Then at Noon on October 7th, we'll begin making comics and we'll keep making them until Noon on October 8th (Mountain Daylight Time)!  We'll be there both virtually and in-person for community,  inspiration, free raffles, and support.  In-Person and Virtual Registration will be through Eventbrite beginning in late August.  We will need a parent or guardian's consent for minors.  Twelve and under require a parent or guardian be present.  Participants do not need to stay the entire time.  Meet fellow creators, be inspired, and challenge yourself to make a 24-page comic in 24 hours!
What's happening first?
Comics Workshop for Tweens
Saturday, July 29, 2023
10:30 AM  
How What Why Are Comics?
An introduction to what makes a comic a comic. A panel a panel. And a gutter a truly fascinating place to be!  Join us as we guide you through the fun of combining words and pictures to make your own comics in this fast-paced, hands-on workshop!
Questions? Please contact Jeff.
Stay safe, be well, and make comics!  We'll see you there!