24-HOUR COMICS DAY SET FOR OCTOBER 2
Host Registration opens June 2
ComicsPRO once again invites artists around the world to try the 24-hour Comics Day challenge! Can you make a 24-page comic in 24 hours?
October 2, 2010 will mark the 7th annual 24-Hour Comics Day (24HCD) event, where professionals and amateurs alike will meet at their local comic book store and try to produce a complete comic book in one day. Thousands of artists at hundreds of sites in the U.S. and around the world take part in 24-Hour Comics Day every year.
Are you interested in hosting a 24-Hour Comics Day event? Registration is now open.
Registration is for event hosts only; individual participants will register at their local participating venue.
24HCD 2010 is sponsored in part by comic book publisher BOOM! Studios. U.S. venues who register to host a 24HCD event by August 1st will receive a sketch cover and an art -negative cover of BOOM! Studios comics to giveaway as prizes or promotions! Registered venues will also receive a kit from ComicsPRO to help set up, advertise and run their events and will be listed on the national 24HCD directory at www.24hourcomicsday.com.
"BOOM! Studios is proud to sponsor this year's 24 Hour Comics Day! This is a great way for artists everywhere to celebrate the art of comics all in one day!" said BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. "Every year, I love seeing what my artist friends come up with. There is no cooler thing in comics than reading someone's 24 Hour Comics day work."
BOOM! Studios has also created a special gallery to showcase the comics created on 24-Hour Comics Day. Artists who participate in the 24-Hour Comics Day event will be invited to showcase their comics in a dedicated forum at www.boom-studios.com. "We've had an Artists Gallery on our forum since the very beginning of BOOM!'s existence and have hired a ton of people through this gallery. So, you never know!"
Artists who complete the 24-Hour Comics Day challenge are also invited to include copies of their comics in the national 24-Hour Comics Day collection hosted by The Ohio State University Cartoon Library & Museum. Submission details will be provided at the event on October 2nd.
ABOUT 24HCD: The 24-Hour Comic challenge was first issued by internationally renowned author and artist Scott McCloud in 1990. The 24-Hour Comics Day Event was created by Nat Gertler, publisher of About Comics. More information on 24-Hour Comics Day is available at www.24hourcomicsday.com.
ABOUT COMICSPRO: ComicsPRO is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade organization uniting independent comic book storefront retailers to share resources and to promote comics as an important part of popular culture and literature.
Further information may be found about ComicsPRO at www.ComicsPRO.org.
ABOUT BOOM! Studios: BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents, including Eisner nominated Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the Eisner nominated original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM!’s children publishing imprint BOOM Kids! publishes titles such as Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s Eisner nominated THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES.