Every year creative minds around the world participate in a demanding marathon style event referred to as: 24 HOUR COMIC BOOK DAY!
This event has been going strong since 2004, through conceived years prior by comic book legend Scott McCloud, and it is also the inspiration behind this idea!
12 hour PIN-UP DAY!
What is the goal?
Similar to how the goal of 24 Hour Comic Book Day is to create a 24 page comic within 24 hours, the goal of 12 hour Pin-Up Day is to produce exactly what the name implies: PIN-UPS!
Those Pin-ups would then be compiled into an art book, printed by ANA Comics, and profits from the art book would be donated to The American Cancer Society to help support the fight against cancer.
A couple years ago ANA Comics published a Swimsuit Special book whose profits were donated to the American Cancer Society. We raised a solid 3 figure donation through that effort and we’d like to beat that this time around.
How does it work?
I’m in discussion with a retailer to sponsor the event, which would take place on a Saturday inside their store. Participating Artists would be at the event for all 12 hours, with the goal of producing at lease one Pin-up for the book that day, LIVE!
If the Artists choose to create multiple submissions, that is excellent and welcomed. Reaching the Single piece submission is the only real expectation. Beyond that Artists are free to sell their own wares, sketch for fans, talk about the industry’s ups and downs, or otherwise have fun participating in the event.
At the end of the day, submitted Pin-ups will be collected together, and formatted into a charity art book, with the original art then being auctioned off. All profits being donated to the American Cancer Society.
What kind of PIN-UP?
Think Tasteful, Classy, Sassy, Stylish Pin-Ups.
No Sexual Content / No Nudity / No Copyright or Trademarked Characters
Illustrations will be Black/White/Greyscale depicting original creations by the contributing Artists.
How can I participate?
If you are an Artist and would like to volunteer your time and talent to this project, please email: submissions [at] anacomics.com – Even if you live too far from Minnesota to come to our event, yet you would like to participate, or put on your own event and in coordination with this, and have your artists send their art to be included in the book let me know and we’ll coordinate with you.
For those Artists who would like to be at this even, and donate their time and talent, please email your interest and let’s work together to make this happen.
Is your style good enough?
Yes. This art book is both meant to raise funds for charity, but most of all be fun! If you can recognizably depict the human form, and you can produce a pin-up style piece, you are good enough for this project and we’d love for you to be involved.
Will contributing Artists receive copies of the book?
Yes. We’re budgeting it out to hopefully get 3 to 5 comp copies to each contributing Artist. Also Artists will be able to purchase additional books for 1/2 the cover price. Which they can then distribute, resell, or give away as gifts. We definitely want the supporting, contributing Artists to receive copies of the completed books.
As with most things, the more we move forward with this, the more information we will have. Please email any questions you may have to submissions [at] anacomics.com and thank you for considering participation.