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VANCOUVER

It was an amazing effort. 11 men started a monster task that ordinary humans could not normally accomplish but with the proper motivation (a chance to be published) and lots of sugar and encouragement (from celebrities even) mighty obstacles were overcome and some amazing comics were created - better still, over $1600.00 was raised for the Vancouver Ronald McDonald house! Way to go guys!!

Below are the participants for this year - Click on the pics to view samples of their work!

DAN LANGSDALE - THE MAN HAD A PLAN AND HE WAS FOCUSED.  IN THE END HE COMPLETED A BOOK WITH SUCH QUALITY IT COULD GO ON THE SHELF TOMORROW.

STEFAN MANZ - OUR YOUNGEST PARTICIPANT AT 12, STEFAN CRAFTED A TALE OF ADOLESCENT ISOLATION WE COULD ALL RELATE TO.  BUT BEFORE THE TITLE CHARACTER GETS TOO CARRIED AWAY WITH THE CONTROL OVER THE WORLD AROUND HIM, HE MEETS HIS MAKER.

ETHAN PEACOCK - DID WHAT HE LOVES BEST, DRAW!  STEPPING OUT FROM BEHIND THE RETAIL COUNTER AND SETTLING IN BEHIND HIS DRAFTING TABLE, HE BRINGS US AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STORY.

PAUL TANNER - MR. DETAIL.  PENCILED 24 PAGES BUT HIS DETAIL ON THE INKING SET HIM BACK FROM REACHING THE 24 HOUR GOAL.  HE PROMISES TO BE FINISHED HIS HORROR STORY IN THE  NEXT COUPLE DAYS.

TONY CRANFIELD-ROSE - I SAW SOME KYLE BAKER AND WILL EISNER IN HIS WORK AND WAS BLOWN AWAY.  OH YEAH, THE MONKEY CHAUFFEUR ROCKED TOO!

BROOKS GORDAN - THE SINGLE FUNNIEST PANEL CREATED DURING THE DAY IN A COMIC ABOUT A SHOW WITH SOME VERY UNUSUAL HOSTS.

TREVOR METZ - CAN A MAN WHO LIVED A LIFE OF WRONGS DO SOMETHING RIGHT?  THIS STORY TELLS US IF IT'S POSSIBLE AND PROBABLY HAS ONE OF THE COOLEST 2-PAGE SPREADS I'VE EVER SEEN.

ROBIN THOMPSON - A "CHAMPION OF HELL" BRINGS US SOME CRIME NOIR WITH SLICK DETAIL BASED ON A ORIGINAL CHARACTER CREATION ROBIN HAS PREVIOUSLY DONE A SMALL PRESS BOOK FOR.

CRAIG ELLIOT - COULDN'T QUITE MAKE IT THOUGH THE DAY.  IN ALL FAIRNESS, HE CLOSED THE RESTAURANT HE WORKS AT THE NIGHT BEFORE AND HAD TO WORK THE NEXT DAY.  A VALIANT EFFORT.

ROBERT PARIZEK - THE MOST INNOVATIVE COMIC CREATED.  USING RANDOM PHOTOS HE TOOK THE WEEK LEADING UP TO THE EVENT, HE BLENDED THEM TOGETHER WITH SOME VERY DEEP COMMENTARY ON HIS LAPTOP.  INTENSE STUFF.

JASON LOWE - WAS ABLE TO CREATE OVER A DOZEN PAGES OF PENCIL DRAWN, PAINTED AND EVEN SOMETIMES SLIGHTLY THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARTWORK BEFORE THE HOURS GOT THE BETTER OF HIM.  WHEN COMPLETED, IT WILL BE A TRUE WORK OF ART.

It was an amazing night for me, watching some serious work being done and done very well. We had a visit from comic artist Steve Sadowski who talked with many of the creators and an unexpected drop in from actor Christian Slater. Both made generous donations to the Ronald McDonald house as well.

We also need to thank Jay Brown from CityTV who covered the event and the Roundhouse Community Centre who donated tables.

Snacks from Mcdonald's and Tim Hortons were supplied by Elfsar.



I fully expect at least one of our boys to make it into Scott's "24 hour Comics" book but no fear, Elfsar and Happy Harbor will do our best ASAP to compile and release the "24 hour Comics of Vancouver 2004". And by the working title you can bet we will go again in 2005!

This event was in support of Ronald McDonald House Vancouver.