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Comics Day at PCA&D

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Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Jamar Nicholas and Toyin Odutola
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For the third year, PCA&D will host a series of activities while participating in the global 24-hour Comics Day.

The weekend begins on Friday, October 3, when a panel discussion with five industry artists is held in the PCA&D atrium.

“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 (top, right), artist and educator Jamar Nicholas (top, left), and PCA&D educators and artists Bob McLeod (Marvel and DC Comics, bottom left) and Mike Hawthorne (Marvel and DC Comics, bottom middle). The panel will be moderated by Robert Hochgertel, PCA&D faculty member and Chair of the Illustration department (bottom, right).

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.

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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