Twenty-four comics in 24 hours with zero (or so) winks

(Photos and reporting by Judah Taylor/Southside Daily)

Armed with coffee, energy drinks and pencils, a dozen artists embarked on a 24-hour quest over the weekend to battle sleep and the blank page.

The group began the fifth annual 24-Hour Comic Day at 5 p.m. Friday at the Francis Land House. By 8 a.m. Saturday, only six remained. Four were awake.

Corey Bland, just past the half-way point in his third attempt to draw 24 comic book pages in as many hours, said it was impossible to stay lucid the whole time.

“Sometimes I can make it half-way though the night and then just crash at 3 a.m. or so,” the 26-year old from Windsor said.

He blinked, brushed off his page and marked it with graphite.

Here are some photos of his attempt and of other members of the 757 Comic & Cartoon Creators group.

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