The 24 hours of comics: 7th edition!
The sixth edition, launched on Tuesday, January 29 at 3 PM, brought together 436 participants: 107 professional authors, 208 art school students and 121 amateurs. 30 authors were physically present in Angoulême at the Maison des Auteurs and the other participants worked remotely via Internet.
This year the organizers called on Matt Madden, an eminent member of the Oubapo like Lewis Trondheim, the initiator of the 24 hours of comics of Angoulême, to imagine the rules for the event.
As is customary, these were revealed at 3 PM, leaving much to chance up until the last moment because they were chosen by a random drawing, thereby offering a multitude of possible combinations.
The “race” ended 24 hours later, with a rich variety of stories.
The professionals who took part this year included BenLebègue, Boulet, Julie Delporte, Julie Maroh, Puyo, Lucas Varela, Natacha Sicaud, Lewis Trondheim, and Matt Madden, of course. As for students, some schools specializing in artistic education programs mobilized large groups, such as the Ecole Européenne Supérieure de l'Image of Angoulême, the Académie des Beaux-Arts of Tournai and the Ecole Emile Cohl of Lyons.
All of the artwork can be consulted on line until the end of December 2013 on the site 24hdelabandedessinee.com .
In order to facilitate the discovery of the stories written during the event, you can consult the stories of one professional author, one amateur and one student every day. All of the artwork will be presented randomly throughout 2013 in the section "A découvrir aujourd'hui".
We would like to thank all of the participants and all those who followed their work on-line and we look forward to seeing you for the next edition in January 2014.