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6 Hour Comics School Day?

Article by Scott Tingley, January 04, 2007

There is an interesting article HERE about something called 24 Hour Comics Day . Essentially, creators in a number of countries gather in predetermined spots in order to create complete comics in 24 hours. I have been hearing about this great idea for a couple of years, and while I was reading this most recent article I couldn't help but think that the idea, with some tweaking, could be adapted to work in schools.

How long is your school day from morning attendance to final dismissal? 6-7 hours? What budding artist / writer wouldn't jump at the chance to skip regular classes for a day to participate in the school's “ 6 Hour Comic School Day ” (or something like that)?

From home-room until final dismissal, students would be hunkered down in the art room creating comics. They could even join up with other schools in the school district or even with schools across the country to share the final products. The technology for that is readily available.

The participants would have had to give up some noon hour time to learn how to write scripts and some other comic creating bits and pieces in order to participate. Those dedicated enough for that would then be part of the day. I'm not sure if writers and artists work together on “24 Hour Comic Day”, but the students could for this project.

What do you think? I just came up with this, but I would be interested in hearing what you think.



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