Bonjour! I love to do challenges, It pushes you and prouves that you can do it. You are able to do things fast, and above all, have fun.
This challenge is all about fun and not much seriousness.
The goal of the 25 hours of comic challenge is so hard to complete that no one really try to have the best art in the comic or the best story but just to have a comic made in the end.
The challenge is organised by the same crazy french people that does the 23 hours of comic challenge. An even crazier challenge since you have to do 24 pages in 23 hours. You can find the official website of the 25 hours of comic challenge here. I’ve already taken part in the 23h of comic twice so I was really excited to do this one as well. Check out my comics for the 23H of comic in my short comic series here.
The event of the challenge took place the 26th and the 27th of October.
Being really tired already by Inktober and the overall change of season, I decided this time to have a partner to do the challenge. This way the work shall be divided in two and it should be easier.
My partner in crime for this challenge was Mefisheye.
For the event we joined a few artist and comic enthusiasts from Bordeaux.
The challenge starting the Saturday 1pm to the Sunday 1pm we had to be in a space that could take us in all night. And a nice café let us use a room for the night.
The collaboration went great with Mefisheye, it was our first time doing such a project together and we had great fun. The story we made is absolutely nuts but we love it.
We started slowly on writing the story and the storyboard.
The story came out of a joke and in the end it’s what we choose. The story is about a duck called Godwin that can travel through time and wants to destroy all of Hitler’s ancestors.
After the storyboard we split the work for the sketching of the page. To keep a consistant look we decided that the person that was doing the sketch of a page would be doing ink of the other’s person sketch.
Since we were two we only had to sketch 7 or 8 pages each, which means that around 8 pm we were ready to do the cleaning/inking step. We picked the dip pen and indian ink to clean the sketches. We used a light table to help us transfer the drawings.
Actually we really felt like the challenge was too easy in some way.
Maybe it was because we were used to such a dreadful challenge as 24 pages in 23 hours. But we kinda made a mistake here as well. We were supposed to add colors with watercolor above that inked line. But we discovered the ink we used wasn’t waterproof. Such sadness.
We had to give up on that dream and in fact it really shortened our work. We uploaded the comic to the 25 hours of comic website, got our medal, and went home.
Well it’s ok, I was quite tired so I was happy to go home… at 4am … it’s still night and not the day after…
You can now read the result here or read it here in french.
I hope you enjoyed this little challenge and the crazy result that we got. So much things could have been better. But it’s the difficulty of that challenge.
Tell me what you think of the comic in the comments, and would you be ready for such a challenge?