Dark Horse has announced a partnership with sister-store Things From Another World and Gravitas Ventures, to announce the release the documentary film 24 Hour Comic.
As an official selection of the 2017 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, the documentary will be screened on Saturday, July 22 from 11:05 AM to 12:30 PM in Grand Ballroom 3 & 4 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis.
President and Founder of Dark Horse Comics and Things From Another World, Mike Richardson, says:
Dark Horse and Things From Another World are excited to help spread the word about this passion project that so smartly celebrates the artists of our trade. We were happy to provide a filming location for the documentary at our Things From Another World Broadway store.
24 Hour Comic will receive domestic digital distribution from Gravitas Ventures who will release the film on iTunes and all major VOD platforms on July 11, 2017.
Cartoonist Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics) first developed the 24 Hour Comic Challenge in 1990 as a creative exercise. Since 1990, the challenge spread among other artists and writers. In 2004, the challenge gained steam when writer Nat Gertler organized the first 24 Hour Comics Day, with events in following years taking place in the United States and other countries around the world. The 24 Hour Comic Challenge continues to be a way for creators to push the limits of their abilities while sitting side by side with other creators.
Milan Erceg, creative director of Top Chef, Project Runway, and Real Housewives, is the director of this documentary and he is joined by Executive Producer Neil Berkeley, and Producers Mike Camello, Ryan Sage, and Tom McFadden, in partnership with independent bookstores, coffee shops, and theaters.