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October 23, 2007

24 Hour Comics Day [50]

Are you up to the comics challenge?  Are you prepared to exercise your mighty drawing skills and indulge your inner night owl? 

On October 20th, in honor of 24 Hour Comics Day, 1,200 novice and experienced cartoonists each drew a 24 page comic in 24 hours.  Across the world, there were 87 similar events taking place in 18 countries and 28 US states.

Comics10In Williston Vermont at Artists' Mediums, 10+ artists gathered in the front of the store to put their artistic skills to the grueling test. 

Could they stay up the entire 24 hours?  Could they complete a comic with no preparation time allowed?  And most importantly, would the brownies last all night?

Ages ranged from 11 to 76 and styles varied considerably.  Artist and teacher Robert Brunelle told the story of a house's transformations through the centuries and his neighbor Bob Marney drew the tale of a beast heedlessly abused by the government.

Naps were had, sodas were consumed and a father/son team told haunting, imagination-rich tales touching on Norse mythology, the three fates, a dark twist on Alice in Wonderland, a soul-sucking witch and impending doom.

This is the 50th episode of Stuck in Vermont and the topic matter could not be more fitting: artistic people who love what they do, regardless of popular opinion.  Cheers to 50 more episodes and thanks for all the support!

Music: The Jazz Guys, A Blessing in Disguise, "The $6,000 Million Dollar Man"

You can watch this video on YouTube here.

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Mistress Maeve

Yay comics!

That kid is way smarter than me.

Molly

And OMG Best Dad EVER?!

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