The 24 Hour Comic challenge is to create 24 pages of a sequential comic story (which is the typical number of pages for one comic book) in 24 hours. As I am typing, I am at 18 hours and 40 minutes. I didn't work on my story the entire time (I had Saturday errands to run), but I wanted to complete it before 24 hours passed so I could get some sleep and be rested for church the next day. So with that I was a success. Oh, and the only preparation allowed for the challenge is to get supplies together, reference materials, food, etc. Absolutely no preliminary sketches or plots written out.
For my story, I divided it into 4 subplots. I guess we can call them chapters. Each chapter starts and ends with an eye, hence the title Through Eyes. If I put titles on the chapters here is what they would be: Chapter 1 The Futility of Life. I've been toying with this irony in my head for a while so I decided to put it down on paper for the challenge. I'm pretty happy with it.
Chapter 2 Gay Boy. Part of this is from my childhood experience of walking to school. There were a couple bullies on the way that called me, and sometime my friend, "Gay Boy". A few times they even shot at me with a BB gun. It's a wonder I survived childhood. The ending is made up, but I am sure as a child, I wouldn't have minded doing something like that, though maybe a little less harmful.
Chapter 3 Atomic Fighters. I don't know what I was thinking with this one. I had a creative block for a bit and so I just decided to draw and make it up as I went. Had to stay on schedule! So since the plot ended as a catastrophic event, that lead to
Chapter 4 Life Suits. Originally, I wasn't going to do a zombie story because I don't want people thinking that is all I am interested in. But I thought a post apocalyptic setting would lend itself to the walking dead so I thought "Why not?"
All of the story was illustrated in graphite pencil.
I tried uploading it as a PDF but Blogger wouldn't do it. Sorry if it takes a while to navigate.