Doomkopf @ 24 Hour Comics

This year’s 24 Hour Comics Day is October 18, and several of us here at Doomkopf will be participating.

Omaha’s 24 Hour Comics event will be held at Krypton Comics at 2819 S 125th St. Suite 261, Omaha Neb., 68144. The challenge will commence at noon Saturday and conclude noon Sunday. Krypton Comics will be providing food and energy drinks for everyone doing the challenge. All you have to do is show up on Saturday and register for the event.

For the uninitiated, the premise of the event is to create a 24-page comic from scratch in 24 hours. Fin Fang Doom, Doominator, Doom DeLuise and I participated back in 2006, took a year off, and now we’ll be back in 2008 (minus Doominator, but plus Colonel Doom) at Krypton.

Last time, Fin Fang Doom pulled off the whole challenge. Doom DeLuise got pretty far but had to leave for work. I think he came back later, but it’s been a while. I think Doominator finished, and so did one of his friends that came. I wimped out about 5 a.m. and slept on the floor of the diner. I was totally keeping up with the requisite pace, but then a diner customer chatted my ear off for more than an hour and totally killed my momentum. We started at 8 a.m. Saturday, which I think was a mistake. My thinking was that it would be easier to stay up since we ended earlier, but I underestimated the value of sleeping in before staying up all night.

UPDATE!! I just learned there is also going to be a 24 Hour Comics Day event in Lincoln, tentatively scheduled for the Hi-Way Diner, site of the 2006 outing.

You can read Fin Fang Doom’s 2006 24 Hour Comic here.