This Saturday (Oct. 18) is 24-Hour Comics Day, in which comic book stores around the world challenge artists to create a 24- page comic book in only 24 hours.
Spokesperson Atom! Freeman calls the event a creativity marathon and says the all-nighter is so stressful for participants, it often leads to emotional outbursts.
He says, It starts to turn into Lord of the Flies at around 3 A.M. People start to get nutty. One guy started singing to vent out his frustration and made a few enemies.
Though the geeks havent come to blows, Freeman says theres always an exchange of snarky comments and dirty looks during the event.
Says Freeman: You put that many people in a room together and there will be drama. I like it. It makes it more entertaining.
Despite the cattiness between the comic creators, Freeman says theres still a communal feeling to the event.
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