I promised to keep you blog readers updated on any future screenings of Milan Erceg’s documentary 24 HOUR COMIC, and I am as good as my word. I am pleased to announce that the film will have its world premiere at the DC Independent Film Festival on Monday February 20, Presidents Day. Milan and I will be present at the screening. You can have a preliminary look by viewing the trailer at the official website here.
David Chelsea is watching:Death At A Funeral
starring Chris Rock.
A 24-hour comic is a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 hours. As I have mentioned before, I believe myself to be the World Record Holder in number of 24 Hour Comics completed, seventeen so far. My sixteenth 24 Hour Comics session was in May 2013 at Things From Another World in Portland, which was recorded for posterity by Milan (who in a prior life served as assistant on my book PERSPECTIVE!).
The film features an appearance by 24 Hour Comic originator Scott McCloud, who started it all back in 1990:
By the way, you can read my comic from that 2013 session, ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT, on my Patreon page, starting here. It is a slightly self-referential story about drawing a 24 Hour Comic, and it serves as the basis for the second part (that I haven’t finished drawing yet) of the webcomic currently serializing on Patreon and Tumblr, ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?
The other subjects of the film are worthies all: Opal Pence, Rachel Nabors, Paul Guinan, Tom Lechner, Jacob Mercy, Pete Soloway and my daughter Rebecca Celsi (she’s kind of not that much in the trailer; blink and you’ll miss her).
Paul Guinan’s thoroughly brilliant comic from the session featuring his steampunk automaton Boilerplate is available in minicomic form at his website.
DC Independent Film Festival takes place from February 15-20th in Washington, DC. I don’t have a final schedule or the venue for the showing of 24 HOUR COMIC, but I will post again as soon as I know.