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International School of Comics Teens Dynamic Comics

March 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| Free

The International School of Comics presents TEENS DYNAMIC COMICS GALLERY! Our long-awaited gala event for Young Chicago Comic Artists.

The International School of Comics has a lot to be proud of. Ever since they opened in 2013, they’ve worked tirelessly to provide the best artistic and career guidance to comic book artists and writers in Chicago, and to become a cultural hub for the Chicago comics community. Later this year, ISC will graduate its first class of three-year students, a milestone event which signals the arrival of ISC as a serious contender in the field of arts education. But on Saturday, March 5th, they offer a slightly different (but no less proud) celebration of their students—and you’re invited.

At 7 PM, ISC opens its doors to the public for its Teens Dynamic Comics Gallery. The event will feature artwork from ISC’s teenage students, but don’t let their age fool you: these teenagers have artistic talents that put seasoned professionals to shame.

These artists have been studying under ISC’s esteemed faculty, made up of comics industry professionals with years of experience and prestigious titles under their belts. But make no mistake: ISC isn’t just training artists for Marvel and DC. The school embraces old and new alike, drawing inspiration from the vibrant underground comics scene as well as a decades-old tradition of Italian comics which traces back to the school’s origins in Rome. The students have been given a strong background in artistic technique and the fundamentals, but also encouraged to develop their own unique styles and voices. This has resulted in an incredibly varied and unique body of work, one which the school is excited to show to the world.

Emma Rand, ISC’s Director of Student Services, works with these young artists every day, and her praise for them was unequivocal. “These kids are fantastic,” she said, “and while this is just the first step in whatever journey they take, I can’t wait to see what they end up doing.”

The Teens’ Gallery will be held at the International School of Comics building at 1651 W. Hubbard, on Saturday, March 5th. Doors open from 7-10 PM. The event is free and open to the public.


March 5, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


International School of Comics


International School of Comics
1651-53 W. Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60622 United States

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