Spider-Gwen co-creator Robbi Rodriguez and 24-Hour Comics Day founder Nat Gertler have stopped by to work on their projects at the store. Some of the stories that come out of this event, such as Tanya Bjork’s Havenhurst, go on to be published. The store welcomes participants of all ages and skill levels. While you spend 24 hours working, the store staff will provide coffee and head out on a few food runs. They’re also hosting a “Pick Me Up” sale, with deep discounts offered between 2 and 4 a.m. The event is free, but call to reserve a spot, as space is limited.
Once a year, comic artists from around the world attempt to create a 24-page story in one 24-hour period. In Manhattan Beach, the Comic Bug has been opening its door for 24-Hour Comics Day since 2004. Over the years, pros including