The event is an international celebration of comics creation. Cartoonists from all over the globe are invited to take the challenge of trying to create a 24 page comic story in 24 straight hours. Many gather at special events in comic book shops, schools, and other locations.
“We’re expanding to two function rooms this year and including some smaller comic related activities,” says co-organiser Cliodhna Lyons, “but there will be more info on them closer to
“Right now we’re looking for people to spread the word for a comic anthology we’re printing in relation to the event.”
• All the submission information is up on the event’s new website at http://www.irish24hourcomics.com
• There’s an FAQ for the event here. It’s a rough FAQ, so keep checking back as the organisers improve it over the next couple of months.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.