05 Oct ‘Comic Book in a Day’
Draw comics, learn from pros, become a superhero!
NOBLESVILLE, IND. — Nickel Plate Arts is looking for aspiring comic book artists and superhero fans to take part in its third annual Comic Book in a Day event on Saturday, Oct. 1.
The challenge calls for artists to complete about six pages of sequential art over the course of 12 hours. A panel of professional comic book artists will judge the entries at the end of the day.
This year’s panel includes four nationally recognized artists: Stuart Sayger, creator of Shiver in the Dark and known for his work in LEGO’s Bionicle comic book; Gavin Smith, creator of Human City; Jackie Crofts, a game developer and artist for the comic Nutmeg; and Indiana native Sterling Clark, a regular at comic shows throughout the Midwest.
“This program is the perfect example of what Nickel Plate Arts can do and be for our community,” says Nickel Plate Arts Director Aili McGill. “With this program, we provide a forum for artists of all skill levels to come together, challenge themselves and create truly wonderful things. We also bring the general public into the mix so that they get to experience the raw creativity of creating comic books from scratch.”
New this year, Comic Book in a Day will feature Superhero University! A group of Super Experts will put young, aspiring heroes through their paces, ultimately granting them “official” superhero status. Training is available for all ages. The cost is $5 for NPArts members and $10 for non-members.
“We are welcoming all members of the community to engage with us on whatever fits them best,” McGill says. “If they want to draw, they can join our Challenge. If they want to learn more about comics, they can chat with the artists. If they want to see what quality of work can be made in 12 hours, they can come celebrate with us during the awards ceremony. If they want more action, they can let their imaginations run wild with our Superhero University program.”
Comic Book in a Day runs from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. You can register for the Comic Book Challenge and find more details on Comic Book in a Day by clicking here.
All events held at Nickel Plate Arts are sponsored by the City of Noblesville and Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim. First Friday events at Nickel Plate Arts are sponsored by Brannon Sowers & Cracraft. Nickel Plate Arts’ Judge Stone House Gallery is open to the public every Wednesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For many more events supported by Nickel Plate Arts, visit nickelplatearts.org.
Nickel Plate Arts is an umbrella nonprofit organization that creates and coordinates arts and cultural experiences across communities to improve the quality of life for residents, strengthen local economies and enrich experiences for visitors. Nickel Plate Arts is a project of Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. The Nickel Plate Arts Trail extends 30 miles through Fishers, Noblesville, Cicero, Arcadia, Atlanta and Tipton. Visit us at 107 S. 8th Street in Noblesville, online at nickelplatearts.org or call 317-452-3690.