100 Days of Making Comics…maybe?
Have you heard of the 100 Days of Making Comics Challenge? I first heard about it a couple years ago. The creator of the challenge is Kevin Cross .
In short here’s the deal.
1) You commit to working on your comic project (not random pieces of art, not sketches, not pin ups or doodles—a comic that you’ve been meaning to produce but somehow “can’t find the time” lol) every day for at least 30 minutes a day, come hell or high water.
2) You publicly commit to this by announcing it on your blog, website, twitter, whatever—so now you CAN’T back out. It’s like saying on Facebook you and your girlfriend are in a relationship.
3) You put down the game controller, turn off Big Bang Theory, stop watching that Kim Kardashian sex tape for the 1000th time, and work on your comic, ha ha.
4) At the end of the day you post a daily (or sometimes weekly) chronicle of what you’ve accomplished in your 30 minutes.
On one hand I want to do the challenge but on the other hand, I don’t. It’s not that I’m afraid of failing in public ( I’ve already failed in public, a BUNCH of times, lol). It’s just that:
a) I sometimes think I already spend too much time making comics, especially when I’m facing a big test that I should have spent more time studying for, instead of making comics, or have some big household chore that I should have done instead of working on comics. I think instead of 100 Days of Making Comics, better I should spend 100 Days straightening up that spare bedroom
b) I know I have some big real life challenges coming up in a couple of months and when faced with real life challenges, comics are the last thing I feel like working on. So I don’t know if I want to commit to the 100 day challenge when I know darn well that in about 60 days I might have to throw in the towel.
So I’m leaning towards doing it but I don’t know if I can or even if I should.