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BEAU to Host 24-Hour Comics Day October 19-20

Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) October 17, 2012

MEDIA ALERT ***24-Hour Comics Day***

WHAT:      Local artists who want to test their creativity and push their artistic limits are invited to BEAU for this year’s 24-Hour Comics Day. The day of extreme cartooning allows 24 straight hours for amateur and professional cartoonists of any age to challenge themselves to write, draw and letter an entire 24-page comic in 24 hours.

WHEN:         Friday, October 19, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to October 20, 2012, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Broadview Entertainment Arts University–BEAU 240 East Morris Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

WHO: This event is free and open to the public

VISUALS: Tours of the campus are available during the event. Participants can be interviewed, photographed and videotaped.

BACKGROUND:

Creating comic art can be lonely work; 24-Hour Comics Day provides an opportunity to stretch creative muscles and get invigorated by working alongside a group of fellow artists. ComicsPRO, the comic book retailer trade association organizes the day for comic stores and other locations.

The event is all about sharing the love of comic-book creation, and it draws in young and old, experienced and novice. Don’t let a lack of experience or materials keep you away– previous participants have been as young as 7, and have used supplies ranging from a box of Crayolas to top-of-the-line drawing pencils. “Celebrity” 24-hour comic book creators include: Neil Gaiman (“Sandman”), Erik Larsen (“Savage Dragon”), Steve Bissette (“Swamp Thing”) and 24-Hour comics inventor, Scott McCloud (“Understanding Comics”).

In 2011, more than 2,000 professional and amateur cartoonists around the world took the 24-Hour Comics Day Challenge.

Artists who complete the challenge may submit copies of their comics to be included the official 24-Hour Comics Collection hosted by The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum & Library.

For more information about the event, visit http://www.24hourcomicsday.com.

About Broadview Entertainment Arts University (BEAU)–Salt Lake City

Broadview Entertainment Arts University, or BEAU, offers a unique blend of artistic, technical and business training in the creative arts, empowering students to pursue their passions in a broad range of fields within the entertainment arts industry—including television and film.

BEAU is accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to offer bachelor of fine arts, Bachelor of Science and Associate degrees.

The school is part of a premier, family-managed system of career colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. These specialty-skills colleges prepare work-ready professionals for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand fields. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world situations. Programs offer undergraduate, diploma and graduate degrees in a wide range of career fields, including business and accounting, health sciences, legal sciences, technology, creative media and applied arts. More than 30 programs are available online. For more information, visit Beau.Broadviewuniversity.edu.

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