Show and Tell 03: The First 24 Hour Comic???

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In the summer of 1990, Scott “Understanding Comics” McCloud proposed that he and Steve Bissette make 24 page comics in 24 hours. 24 hour comics by Neil Gaiman, Kevin Eastman, and Dave Sim quickly followed and the idea grew into a huge, celebrated practice.

But was McCloud the first cartoonist to make a comic in 24 hours? Find out in Cartoonist Kayfabe’s Show + Tell.

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• Neil Gaiman’s 24 hour comic, Heliogabolous:

• Boulet’s 24 hour comic, Noirness:

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