Showcase: #inktober 2014, Day 25 To Day 31: Soldiers, Rock Stars, Cats, And Doodles

By: Mandy J Watson
Posted: 3 December 2014
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In the final post rounding up The Inktober Challenge for 2014 we see which South African comics creators fought fatigue with fortitude (and determination) to make it to the end(ish) and who was felled by the demands of the mighty pen.

Showcase: #inktober 2014, Day 25 To Day 31: Soldiers, Rock Stars, Cats, And Doodles

October must have seemed as though it was a very long month for some of the South African comics creators who took part in The InkTober Challenge for 2014. Most gave up sometime during the month and quietly disappeared from the challenge, one bowed out gracefully after producing some fantastic work, and a handful made it almost all the way to the end - they were days away - and then seemingly gave up right at the finish line.

One person made it, though. Scroll down to see who it was, and see the rest of the entries for the last few days of October.

(If you missed the previous posts, or just want to gawk at the fantastic local art again, here's day 1 to day 8, day 9 to day 16, and day 17 to 24.)

#inktober Day 25

#inktober Day 26

#inktober Day 27

#inktober Day 28

#inktober Day 29

#inktober Day 30

#inktober Day 31

Although The InkTober Challenge wasn't a competition and rather was an exercise in fortitude (to keep going) and experimentation (to try new things and work out of your comfort zone), in South Africa the only comics person to make it to the end was Kay Carmichael, the creator of Sophie Giant Slayer, so she wins the part where it's not about winning.

However, it was great to see so many comics people at least attempt the challenge. It really is worth scrolling through all the work once again to have a look at the diversity of styles, subject matter, and influences. (Again: here are day 1 to day 8, day 9 to day 16, and day 17 to 24.) The work is astounding and everyone who took part should be pleased to have produced something new during the challenge, even if it wasn't every day.

Let's hope even more people will take part next year to #makesomedamnart.

Tags: #cats, #arts_and_culture, #comics, #dragons, #sacomics, #speculative_fiction

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