This is a bookstore. REFUGE OF ALL THE ARTS against the ravages of time. PARAGON OF CREATIVITY against whimpering stagnation and digital invasion. FROM THIS PLACE WORDS AND IMAGES MAY FLY ABROAD to touch the souls of the brave.
24-Hour Comics Day is an annual international celebration of comics creation. On this day, creative folks take on the 24 hour comics challenge: to create a 24 page comic book story, normally months worth of work, in 24 straight hours. Many participants gather at official event sites including comic book stores, schools, and libraries. Others take part in private gatherings, and many work on their own.
Every year since 2004 this event has taken place. The thousands of participants who have created tens of thousands of pages of original art have included the young and the old, people with decades of professional comics creation experience and those who have never tried to draw a panel before, at locations on at least five continents.
We’ve been an official event site since 2005, gathering participants from Madeira Island to participate in this event!
The most important guest author at the Book Fair 2009 was David Lloyd, an incredibly talented gentleman that graced us with his presence, experience and many autographs for fans from all over the world.
In July 2008, Colleen Doran (author of “A Distant Soil” and the official biography of Stan Lee, among other creations) was our honored guest in Madeira Island, and spent some days teaching our young aspiring artists how to be better creating comics!
This workshop was made possible thanks to the valuable help of DRJD – Direção Regional da Juventude e Desporto
It was a memorable moment, to be taught by such a renowned professional!
In September 2004 we opened the Livraria Sétima Dimensão [7D :: Seventh Dimension Bookstore] in the city of Funchal, which quickly became a meeting point for creators, admirers and curious of Sequental Art. This space has become not only a regional point of sale for Comic Books and Graphic Novels, but also a kind of “artistic meeting point”, a place with abundance of texts and images, creativity and imagination. We want to create a space that will nurture the talent of current and future creators in Madeira!