I know it's a hardcore way of working, and I've visited 24-Comic Days, but never actually done the whole thing myself. But it's a great way of getting a whole comic finished in one focused attempt, with the encouragement of lots of other people all doing it together. I'm not banking on my comic being super-amazing, but sometimes they turn out very well. Check out this 24-comic Viviane Schwarz made, called Rabbit Stew.
Another cool thing is that Scott McCloud, the guy who came up with the 24-Hour Comic and 24-Hour Comics Day (and these excellent comics handbooks) is going to be at the festival!
17-19 Oct, mark your diaries; I hear it's worth a long trip to get there. You can follow the festival on Twitter at @comicartfest.
And one more bit of news: Today the postman brought me a copy of Oliver and the Seawigs in Japanese!!! It looks so fabulous! I couldn't stop touching it and looking at it.
Oh man, if we ever get to tour Japan, I want to get a dress made up in the colours of that slipcase.
It's published by Rironsha, and if you can't get it in a bookshop, it's available on Amazon.jp here.
Oh, and check out these cartoons a guy superimposes on fellow commuters' heads; it's pretty funny. (Link via Bridget Strevens-Marzo.)