October 01, 2019

Join Us in Ignite for Comic Book in a Day

By: Jackie Humphrey

Do you dream of becoming the next Stan Lee? Does your creativity need an energy boost? Come to the Ignite Studio for Comic Book in a Day on Saturday, October 5. We’re partnering with Nickel Plate Arts again to bring comic book creators of all ages and abilities together for a full day of art, creativity and most importantly fun!

Professional comic book artists will be in Ignite all day creating comic books from scratch as well as helping inspiring artists with their creative process. Drop by to talk with these artists about their work, get inspired, and connect with other artists.

If you’re up for it, join in the Comic Book Challenge by coming in and creating your own comic book that day and compete for the highly coveted Gold Champions Belt! (Yes, it’s actually a belt!) Go to nickelplatearts.org for rules and registration.

Not up to the all day challenge? Try one of the exciting workshops offered that day by some of our featured artists or bring the kiddos to Superhero University!

  • 10:00 – 12:00:  Superhero University – Become the hero you’re destined to be! Make your cape and mask, test your x-ray vision, take a photo of you soaring above skyscrapers and finally get your Superhero ID card.
  • 1:00 – 1:45:  Turn Your Idea Into Art – Join artist Kenna Al-Sayed in this interactive workshop where she will walk through ways to get your ideas out of your head and onto paper!
  • 2:00 – 2:45: A Career in Comics: From DC & Marvel to Disney and the Simpsons. Artist Mike DeCarlo has a comics career that spans more than three decades. Draw along with Mike as he shares some tips and tricks, as well as stories, from his award-winning career.
  • 2:00-4:00: Drop-In Activity: Draw Your Own Comic – We’ll supply the templates and ink, you supply the creativity.
  • 3:00 – 3:45: Exploring the Intersection between Comics and Videos. As we’ve seen in recent movies like Into the Spiderverse, the universes of comics and video are becoming increasingly intertwined. Learn more from Yuri Duncan as he discusses this trend and how he created an award-winning short animated comic film.
  • 4:00 – 4:45: How to Draw Marvelous Superheroes – Draw along with Sterling Clark as he shares tips and tricks for making your characters look like they’re ready to leap off the page. Sterling’s work on characters, stories and artwork has led him to a career as a sought-after, prolific, professional comic artist

All Comics, all day! Don’t miss the fun!