Academy of Art University comics instructor Dan Cooney conducted one-on-one portfolio reviews and signed copies of an exclusive poster at the 2013 Comic-Con, which was held July 18–21 in San Diego.

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.”

As he has at past Comic-Con gatherings, Academy comics instructor Dan Cooney conducted one-on-one portfolio reviews, providing critiques and offering tips for aspiring artists considering applying to one of the schools or submitting work to a comics publisher.

Cooney also signed copies of a new poster, exclusive to 2013's Comic-Con, based on his crime fiction comic series Valentine. And he signed copies from a new series he’s illustrated titled Touched, a dark urban fantasy created by Christopher Allen and Shannon Appelcline.

Touched is a new comic series illustrated by Academy of Art University instructor Dan Cooney, who signed copies from the series at 2013 Comic-Con.

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