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2019 Hourly Comic Day: A Roundup

Christine Hoxmeier

Staff Writer

Christine Hoxmeier can usually be found hard at work in her beloved home of Austin with a cup of coffee in one hand and a taco in the other. She spends her free time reading, writing, and dreaming of a teleportation device so she can visit her friends spread across the globe on a daily basis. If it were possible to live inside one Disneyland attraction for the rest of her life, Christine would cheat and choose to split her time between It's A Small World and The Enchanted Tiki Room. She prefers to communicate in CAPSLOCK and with gifs. Twitter: @aramblingfancy

Ah, the first day of February! A day when many comic artists look at their social media feeds and exclaim “Oh crap, Hourly Comic Day is TODAY?!” As the name might suggest, Hourly Comic Day is when people post a comic following their day, hour by hour. Some artists choose to take notes on another day and draw them up on 1st, others post quick panels throughout the day, and some choose to wait until the end of the day to post a collection of their hourly comics. For 2019 Hourly Comic Day, I’ve rounded up a small smattering of posts from the day. These come from published pros, independent artists, longtime participants, and creatives posting their art for the first time publicly.

For me, the wonderful thing about Hourly Comic Day isn’t how interesting or polished the comics are, but rather that folks choose to participate in a giant group art project and share a bit of their lives with the world. Most of our day-to-day lives are full of mundane moments and boring tasks that we don’t really talk about. Personally, I think there is something truly comforting and beautiful about someone creating a tiny piece of art centered around those mundane moments. Isn’t it wonderful to know it’s not just your cat that meows like crazy in the middle of the night? Or how so many of us derive pleasure from the simple act of boiling water and making a hot drink in the morning? To everyone who participated in the 2019 Hourly Comic Day, thanks for letting us into your day. I loved it.

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Hourly comic day ! Wohoo! #hourlycomicday #hourlycomicday2019

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another batch for ya #hourlycomicday

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6pm – 9pm #hourlycomicday

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final hourlies! Thanks for reading!! #hourlycomicday

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And finally, my own belated and very heartfelt contribution:

Take a look at our 2018 Hourly Comic Day roundup here!