’24 by 7’ anthology edited by Dan Berry


At 3pm on Thursday, 16th October 2014 in the small market town of Kendal on the edge of the Lake District National Park in England, 7 artists entered a room and started to draw. By 9pm the following day 7 comic books were being collected from the printer to form part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival taking part in the town that weekend! The ‘inventor’ of the 24 hr comic marathon, Scott McCloud, was in attendance as was Festival patron Bryan Talbot and other show guests. The artists worked around the clock on coffee and smiles to produce “a spread of seven comics as diverse as they are witty as they are beautiful to behold”. From witches to scribbles, paperclips to salty tales, hand-me-downs to chance encounters and doomed love, all were created in 24 hours by quality artists (in order of appearance) Sarah McIntyre, Joe Decie, Kristyna Baczynski, Fumio Obata, Jack Teagle, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell and finally curator and editor Dan Berry. Scott said of the event ‘My favourite memory of the supremely memorable Lakes Festival was the intrepid band of 24-Hour comics heroes, toiling round the clock in the business centre of our hotel. Their fantastic work was the true heart of the festival for me.’ Fanfare has collected these 7 stories and presents them in this beautiful hardcover anthology complete with a 16 page photo gallery of the day.

192 pages hardcover 240 x 170mm (9 x 7 inches). ISBN 9780993211201

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