FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Amanda Emmert
Oct. 2, 2010 will be the date of the 7th annual 24-Hour Comics Day! The date was announced by the 24HCD Committee at the ComicsPRO Annual Membership Meeting in Memphis, Tenn.
24-Hour Comics Day is an annual challenge for cartoonists to produce a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 consecutive hours. ComicsPRO, the comic book specialty retailer trade group organizes the day with the enthusiastic endorsement of the event’s founder, Nat Gertler, publisher of About Comics.
In 2009, more than 2,000 professional and amateur cartoonists participated in more than 100 venues.
Over the years, the 24-Hour comic book challenge has thwarted and rewarded such comics luminaries as Scott McCloud, Dave Sim, Neil Gaiman, Kevin Eastman and many others. On 24 Hour Comics Day, creators of all ages and levels of skill and experience gather at one of the participating sites to encourage each other in completing this creative comics marathon.
Venue registration for this year’s event will begin in June.
[A note to participants: please don’t email your venue information! Registration will open in June and we will only be able to process venues who register at the 24-Hour Comics Day website. Thank you–we look forward to working with you this year!]