Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, August 13

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr

Book Club
« Monkey Around with Curious George This Weekend Richard Courage @ 57th Street Books »

Feature Wed Oct 17 2012

24-Hour Comics Day is Back!

24-Hour Comics DayFor those comic book enthusiasts, mini comics artists, and illustrators alike, this Saturday, Oct. 20, marks the annual 24-Hour Comics Day. The event was created by cartoonist Scott McCloud (Zot!, Understanding Comics) back in 1990 on a dare from a friend. Years later, it is going stronger than ever.

Participating comic book makers have 24 consecutive hours to create a full 24-page comic. Local stores like Challengers Comics and Conversation (1845 N. Western Ave.), Third Coast comics (6234 N. Broadway St.) and Graham Crackers comics (5443 N. Broadway St.) host 24-hour long events for participants and fans. To register for store festivities head to one of these locations. Store events vary, but most are open the entire time ready with supplies, snacks and a place to work on your project.

The 24 hours begin at 10am Saturday, so get your ideas ready and your pencils sharpened for this marathon event.

GB store
GB store
Gapers Block presents Tuesday Funk, Chicago's ecclectic monthly reading series.
GB store



About GB Book Club

Book Club is the literary section of Gapers Block, covering Chicago's authors, poets and literary events. More...

Editor: Andrew Huff,
Book Club staff inbox:



 Subscribe in a reader.

GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15