San Diego’s annual Comic-Con is the ultimate destination for legions of artists, writers and fans obsessed with the medium. In 2013, Comic-Con ran July 18–21, shining its massive spotlight on the comics industry…and Academy faculty and staff were in the blaze, representing the Schools of Illustration, Visual Development, and Animation & Visual Effects.
The 44th annual Comic-Con featured the now-customary celebrity appearances (Hugh Jackman, Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright, etc.), film previews and announcements of upcoming comics and graphic novels. And as in past years, the Academy’s presence included a booth, says Tiffany Gragg, special projects manager. “It is a great opportunity to meet prospective students as well as show off the amazing work of our current students and alumni.”