So tweeted PCA&D faculty member Mike Hawthorne this past weekend during PCA&D's
24-Hour Comics Day (October 5 and 6). He nailed it when assessing the high level of work created by our students.
The more than 24-hour event was led by Bob Hochgertel -- our resident Captain America -- who is also chair of the Illustration department and an associate professor. He was joined by PCA&D faculty members Charlie Beyl, Bob McLeod, Mike Hawthorne, Jonathan Yeager and Bill Dussinger, all who mentored and guided over 40 students (and several PCA&D alumni) as they crafted full-length 24-page comics in a day. Comics Day guest speaker, Mike Manely, stuck around for the entire event to share his expertise with students.
In addition, an illustrator who is also a staff member at the Reading Eagle (Pa.) newspaper particpated and created a full-lenth comic. You can read his article about our students and the event by clicking here.
2013 was the second year for this annual event and it proved to be more inspiring, productive, and far-reaching in depth of concepts and final results. PCA&D’s participation was sponsored by its Illustration department and student chapter of the Society of Illustrators.
See photos on PCA&D's Facebook wall as the weekend progressed.
Members of the public joined the free artist talk on Saturday, which served as a kick-of to the event, and again on Sunday when the public could view the completed comics.
We'll post some of the artwork on this webpage later this week. Watch us here and on social media for the update.
While the 24-hour event began with a the panel discussion by industry artists Mike Manley, Bob McLeod, Mike Hawthorne and Bob Hochgertel, students and faculty Skyped with several comic artists (from other colleges) throughout the day and overnight who were also particpating in this global event.
Click here to read about PCA&D's Illustration degree program.
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design: strong thinkers, strong makers and strong communicators.
A background article about the 24-Hour Comics Day is here.