Events

Upcoming Events

September 1st, 2014
Official Launch - 24 Hour Comic Day Survival Guide, the 2014 Edition

24HCD is FUN but it's tough. It's a challenge. It's a marathon of beautiful comics creation.

So like any marathon, experienced participants always recommend that you should train, practice, and inform yourself about the marathon you'll be doing. That way you get the most out of the experience.

This is EXACTLY what the Blitz Comics 24HCD Survival Guide does.

It's a 74 page beast full of tips, tricks, traps to avoid, recommendations, and encouragement for all levels of participation. It has 13 original exercises that spark ideas for story, plot, panel layouts, and inner creativity and it does it in our original visual style. Listen, we won't tell you how you should create your comics, that's up to you, but we do give you the benefit of our years of experience completing this challenge (both in failing and succeeding).

It comes from our own experiences and includes most of the boneheaded mistakes we made, the revelations we uncovered and how we bounced back from the 3AM darkness and succeeded!

And we offer all this for FREE! So how do you get your copy?

Here are the details:
  • 24 Comic Day Survival Guide - 2014 Comic-Con Preview Version
  • Available for download as PDF: September 1st, 2014
  • 12 noon
  • Link: Revealed on launch date.
Contact us with questions, comments, or complaints.

October 4th and 5th, 2014
We are Showing our Catalog at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco, CA.

Official Alternative Press Expo Website

Our mission is to help creative people break through their creative barriers.

Every creator needs resources when they are searching for ways to set free their self expression. Sometimes those resources are people and other times its tools created by other artists. We've dedicated ourselves to coming up with original and new tools that definitely help. Come visit us at our booth and learn more about what we are doing.

You'll walk away with something, we promise.

Here are the details:
  • Blitz Comics is Teaming up with Thinking Ink Press:
  • Saturday and Sunday - October 4th - 5th, 2014
  • 10AM - 6PM
  • Festival Pavilion - Fort Mason Center

    2 Marina Blvd.

    San Francisco, CA 94123

    Lounge Area, on the Main Floor

  • What we are bringing?
    • The Infinite Canvas - Story Building Edition (story cards)
    • The 24 Hour Comic Day Survival Guide - Comic-Con Preview Limited Run Edition
    • The Complete Creator Kit w/ 18 new exercises (jumpstart your creativity)
    • 24HCD/APE hybrid logo stickers
    • 24HCD 10th Anniversary t-shirt
Contact us with questions, comments, or complaints.

October 4th, 2014
24-Hour Comics Day and APE are Joining Forces

Official 24-Hour Comics Day Website

We are working very closely with the organizers at APE and ComicsPRO to bring this amazing event to more people.

The original, "pure" version of 24HCD is about creating a new 24 page comic book in 24 consecutive hours. For 10 years creators all over the world have taken this challenge, but it hasn't grown as much as we'd like it to...and here's why. It's hard to carve out 24 consecutive hours in order to do it. We think it's time for a change...

We want to invite you to the New Evolution of 24HCD.

Introducing "The IronHand 24HCD Triathlon©" where creators can jump in at anytime and participate for as long as they can.

We are adding 3 Checkpoints to the event, as individual 8-hour sprints. If you take the full 24 hour challenge (includes all 3 sprints) you can attempt to achieve the 24HCD IronHand. But if you can only finish one 8-hour sprint, that's Great! You'll receive a goal pin for every sprint you finish.

Collect all 3 pins, get to the top of the 24 hours, and you'll receive the coveted IronHand, proof that you completed the 24HCD "pure" challenge.

Here are the details:
  • 24-Hour Comics Day comes to the Alternative Press Expo:
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 4th and 5th, 2014
  • 11AM Saturday to 11AM on Sunday
  • APE lounge area then a nearby hotel conference room
  • Event Description:
    • Pre-Register to reserve your spot at our event tables.
    • Register at any time and "jump right in" to complete any individual sprint.
    • You set your goal and we help you get there.
    • Walk away with at least 1 new page of art that you created!
Contact us with questions, comments, or complaints.

Past Events

We Are Speaking on a 24HCD Panel
at San Diego Comic-Con 2014!

Official Comic-Con Website

Yes you read that right. We will be talking about the last 10 years and how we've come a long way from that odd challenge made by Scott McCloud.

We have partnered with ComicsPRO as co-organizers, and will be talking about what the future holds for 24HCD. You won't want to miss this.

Here are the details:
  • Celebration of 24 Hour Comic Day:
  • Friday, July 25th 2014
  • 5:15PM - 6:15PM
  • Room 18
  • Panel Description:
    • 2014 is the 10th anniversary of 24 Hour Comic Day. Please come by and celebrate with us! We'll reminisce about past years while also discussing how to make October 4th, 2014 the best 24 Hour Comic Day ever.
    • Nathan and Anthony with be guest panel speakers talking about how and why they created the 24HCD Survival Guide and how it has helped thousands of artists worldwide complete the challenge. They will sit next to the founder of the event, Nat Gertler, and share the stories and experiences that this unique event brings every year in October.
3rd Annual Mini Comics Day

Official Mini Comics Day Website

Our first year participating in this event. We have no idea what to expect but we are a guest blogger on their official site. Learn more about it!

Contact us
Free Comic Book Day at Hijinx Comics in San Jose, Ca.

We will be raffling off 10 Limited Run copies of our 2014 Comic Creator Kit. You won't be able to get these anywhere else, and they're autographed too by the co-creators Anthony and Nathan!

Come out and get free comics. Introduce someone new to reading comic books. The world needs more people using their imaginations.

Visit us at Stan Lee's Comikaze Comic Expo in Los Angeles, CA!

This is our first year going to this Comic Expo. It's going to be loads of fun and we'd love to see you there. Find us and come say Hi.

2013 - 24HCD Survival Guide Release
  • Date: September 15th, 2013
  • Time: 3pm

This internationally successful guide has been revised and updated for 2013. If you are participating in 24 Hour Comic Day this is the guide you need to own. We go deep into what the challenge is and what it takes to complete. It even has step by step instructions on what you can do to succeed. It gives you the inside scoop.

After you read this it will fill you with confidence and happiness that you can do this. We have your back. We want you to succeed. This guide has helped us and it will help you too.

2nd Annual Blitzn' Comics Event
Mission Comics in San Francisco, CA Comics PRO
  • Date: September 16th, 2012
  • Time: 4:30pm to 7pm
  • Address:
  • 3520 20th St. Suite B
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    Ph. # 415-695-1545
  • Hosted by Leef Smith, owner of the BEst Comic Shop in San Francisco.
1st Annual Blitzn' Comics Event
Kaleid GalleryComics PRO

Introduction to Blitzn' Comics, Simplifying the Process. Then moving into practicing some of elements of comic book creation and how they help Get it Done. Ending with everyone creating a full comic page using all our best 'Hecka Fast Techniques™'.

Our very first Boot Camp was a resounding success!

  • Date: September 23, 2011
  • Started: at 7pm
  • Ended: 11pm
  • No registration costs | Open to all!
  • Location: Kaleid Gallery | map/directions
  • 15 open registration spots
  • Online sign up open!
  • Spill over space for up to 30 walk-ins
  • Register with this site to get more details.
See who signed for the last Camp. Get more information about this event.

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