24 Hour Comics Day in Canada

This coming Saturday, October 3rd is 24 Hour Comics Day.

If you are hosting an event in Canada and would like to let us know, send me an email

Locations in Canada that are hosting a 24 Hour Comics Day (alphabetical)

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Delta Hotel hosted by Strange Adventures – winner 2006 Retailer of the Year
225 Woodstock Road
Fredericton, NB, E3B 2H8
Contact: Jason Arnold or Mike Campbell
Email: droidofages@gmail.com
Website: www.strangeadventures.com
Event Date & Start Time: 3-Oct 9:00 am

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DragonHead Studio
37 Ballantrae Way
Kanata, ON, K2L 1N3
Contact: Suzanne Marsden
Email: westerngrrl@hotmail.com
Website: http://lucarinfo.com/dragonhead/
Event Date and Start Time: 3 Oct 10:30 am

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Elfsar Comics & Toys – nominated for 2009 Retailer of the Year
1007 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5T4
Contact: Ethan Peacock
Email: elfsar@shaw.ca
Website: www.elfsar.com
Event Date & Start Time: 3-Oct 12:00 pm

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Gower Computer
65 Water St / PO Box 1623
Digby, NS, B0V 1A0
Contact: Nathan Gower
Email: nathan@gowercomputer.com
Website: http://www.gowercomputer.com
Event Date & Start Time: 3-Oct

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Image Collections
181A Queen Street South
Mississauga, ON, L5M 1L1
Contact: Todd Mara
Email: comics@iprimus.ca
Website: http://www.imagecollections.ca
Event Date & Start Time: 3-Oct 12:00 pm

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Isabella’s Chocolate Café
19 Simcoe St. S.
Oshawa, ON, L1H 4G1
Contact: Harley R. Pageot
Email: brokenartscollective@gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128758544471
Event Date & Start Time: 3-Oct 12:00 pm

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The Dragon – sponsor of the Comics for Kids award
Old Quebec Street Mall
55 Wyndham Street North, Unit T12
Guelph, ON, N1H 7T8
Contact: Jennifer Stewart
Email: info@thedragonweb.com
Event Date & Start Time: 3-Oct, 8:00 am (to 1:00 am)

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The Rules and History of 24 Hour Comic Day (from wiki)

A 24-hour comic is a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 hours. Scott McCloud originally came up with the challenge for himself and Steve Bissette as a creative exercise. McCloud drew the first 24-hour comic to prove it could be done on August 31, 1990, and Bissette did his on September 5, 1990.

As originator of the challenge, Scott McCloud has established rules for a comic to qualify: It must be begun and completed within 24 consecutive hours. Only one person may be directly involved in its creation, and it must span 24 pages, or (if an infinite canvas format webcomic is being made) 100 panels.

The creator may gather research materials and drawing tools beforehand, but cannot plan the comic’s plot ahead of time or put anything on paper (such as designs and character sketches) until he is ready for the 24 hours to begin. Any breaks (for food, sleep, or any other purpose) are counted as part of the 24 hours.

If the cartoonist fails to finish the comic in 24 hours, there are two courses of action suggested: Stop the comic at the 24-hour mark, or continue working until all 24 pages are done. The former is known as “the Gaiman variation” after Neil Gaiman’s unsuccessful attempt, and the latter is called “the Eastman variation” after Kevin Eastman’s unsuccessful attempt. Scott McCloud calls both of these “noble failures”, which he will still list on his site as long as he believes that the creator intended to finish the project within the specified amount of time.

To be officially recognised as a “24 hour comic” or a “noble failure”, the cartoonist is required to submit a copy of the resultant comic to Scott McCloud.

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