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2014 edition of Comics Day coming to PCA&D
8/28/2014 9:18:00 AM by PCA&D



For the third year, PCA&D will participate in the global 24-hour Comics Day.


The weekend begins on Friday, October 3, when industry-leading artists and educators engage the public in an insightful discussion.


"The growing cultural acceptability of Manga and graphic novels, and the influence of comics on American culture" will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature Mosaic Project artist Toyin Odutola, artist and educator Jamar Nicholas, PCA&D educators and artists Bob McLeod (Marvel and DC Comics) and Mike Hawthorne. The panel will be moderated by Robert Hochgertel, PCA&D faculty member and Chair of the Illustration department.



Jamar Nicholas (photo by Austin Lee) and Toyin Odutola (photo by Brannan McGill)


PCA&D's Bob McLeod, Mike Hawthorne, Bob Hochgertel (l. to r.) 


The panel discussion is being held on Lancaster's First Friday and in conjunction with the gallery opening at PCA&D for the Mosaic Project.


Students -- at the 2013 Comics Day -- working to create

a 24-page graphic novel within 24 hours.


The 24 hour dare

The faculty and students of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s Illustration department, students from our Fine Art department, and a handful of PCA&D alumni will comprise the only group in the region that has taken the dare to create a full 24-page graphic novel within 24 hours.


PCA&D’s 24-hour event will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday October 4 and conclude 24 hours later.


See photos from last year's 24-hour Comics Day at PCA&D here and here.

The PCA&D event is sponsored by its Illustration department and student chapter of the Society of Illustrators.


About the 24-hour Comics Day

What started as a dare among some of the comic industry’s best-known artists is now a global phenomena.

The 24-hour Comics Day began twenty years ago as a dare waged by artist Scott McCloud among his fellow comic artists. Since then, thousands of artists from across the globe participate in creating – from scratch – a completed 24-page graphic novel or comic book from beginning to end, all within twenty-four hours.  Participants over the years include well-known artists such as Kevin Eastman, creator of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” A brief history of how and why this 24-hour dare began is on Scott’s website.












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