Character Creation 2014

For some writers, creating fictional characters is the toughest part of making stories. With so many variables to fill in, anyone can get confused pretty quickly. This exercise distills many of those variables down to just a few powerful ones.

You'll have your character fleshed out within minutes!

A Comics Creation Tutorial

This is 12+ pages of some really great insight into what makes a comic book. The structure, the look, and the conventions of using sequential pictures to tell a story.

This is a must have to get the most out of this Kit.

Manga Conventions

Consider this a cheat sheet where you've got most of the commonly used Manga Conventions on one sheet.

There are many more than these but this is a great start!

Plot Line 2014

Get to the meat of your story. You can even create more than one plot line, each one connected to the other.

You'll have the action all fleshed out within minutes!

The Story Web 2014

This exercise is designed to get to the heart of what kind of story you'd like to write. It's as simple as circling the types that interest you then connecting them together with lines. It creates a visual web of your story!

Pretty slick..

Thumbnail Sheet 2014

Sometimes you want to know exactly what you're going to draw on each page of your comic. This sheet puts all 24 pages on a single page. Now you dont have to flip through a booklet to get the details you need! Faster and faster!

We love it.

The Timing Wheel

Find out exactly where your hour goes. Then you can create a plan that will have you knocking out pages like crazy!

This graphic is supported by years of testing!

Tips and Tricks

A page full of the tips and tricks we've gathered over the last 5 years of making comics really fast.

You don't have to do all of them but even if you just do 10 you'll be in a much better position of success!

The 24 Hour Comic Day Survival Guide
Comic-Con 2014 Preview Version

UPDATE: If you missed our Comic-Con panel you can catch us at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco on October 4th, 2014. Check the "Next Events" page for more info.

24HCD is tough. It's a challenge. It's a marathon of beautiful comics creation.

So like any marathon, experienced participants always recommend that you should train, practice, and inform yourself about the marathon you'll be doing. That way you get the most out of the experience.

This is EXACTLY what the Blitz Comics 24HCD Survival Guide does.

For Super Fans Only

We still have some limited run copies left from Comic-Con and if you want a printed, signed copy send an email to and let us know why you want the guide. Add your mailing address to your message and we'll get a copy out to you as soon as possible. We've already received many requests so we can only reply on a "first-received-first-served" basis.

Previous Guide Versions
for archival purposes

Version 3.6.2

Survival Guide v.3.6

Version 3.5

Survival Guide v.3.5

Download 3.5

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Size: 4 Megs
Release Date: October 20, 2012

This time we offer a PDF to view and download much faster. Why didn't we think of this before? Because it was your feedback that put us on the right track. Thanks! Contact Us.

Version 3.1

Survival Guide v.3.1

Download 3.1

Size: 7.9 Megs
Release Date: September 4, 2011

We made some adjustments to the layout and optimized this version for Duplex Printing. This means the kit comes out doubled-sided. You have a clean layout, nice text, and a revised credits section. We are always improving our kit. Contact Us.

Version 3.0

Survival Guide v.3.0

Download 3.0

Size: 7.7 Megs
Release Date: August 1, 2011

This is our very first kit, ever. We keep it available here for archival purposes. We've come a long way since then. If you have any stories about the first time you used this kit, drop us a line. Contact Us.