Friday, October 19, 2012

WINOOSKI: 6th Annual 24-Hour Comics Day

October 20 - 21, 2012
6th Annual 24-Hour Comics Day
Winooski Welcome Center

24-Hour Comics Day, the fun and possibly gruelling challenge for comic artists and writers worldwide is back! Artists of all abilities and styles are invited to push themselves to their physical and creative limits in the singular artistic challenge of creating an entire 24-page comic book in one 24-hour period. The event is being co-produced by Artists’ Mediums, Rick Evans, and the Winooski Welcome Center.

“We are excited to be bringing this dynamic event to Winooski,” said Winooski Welcome Center’s Jodi Harrington. “24-Hour Comics Day is the perfect example of the sort of artistic energy that is firing up Winooski and making it one of Vermont’s up-and-coming creative communities.”

The event, presented as part of International 24-Hour Comics Day, begins at 10 am on Saturday, October 20 and continues until 10 am on Sunday, October 21: a full twenty-four consecutive hours of comics making!

The public is invited to join in the fun. People can peruse comics from the participating artists or make their own comics panel. On the walls surrounding the 24-Hour Comics Day is an exhibition of paintings by Robert Waldo Brunelle, Jr., “What I Have Painted So Far”, which wraps up on Sunday. Bluebird Barbecue is stopping by at 4PM on Saturday to feed the comic artists. Stop by for a tasting. On Sunday from 10AM-2PM, the Winooski Welcome Center hosts a Book Sale to benefit the Winooski Memorial Library.

24 Hour Comic Day was started by Scott McCloud (author of Understanding Comics and Making Comics) as an exercise to break creative blocks. It has since expanded to encompass events around the world with over 1,200 artists in eighteen countries participating!

The event is made possible through the support of Artists’ Mediums, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, Bluebird BBQ, Art Map Burlington, Kasini House, and the Winooski Welcome Center.

The event is free and open to comic artists of all abilities over age sixteen. Anyone interested in accepting this singular challenge should email their name, address and telephone number to or call (802) 879-1236. Space is limited so sign up today!