HW Pick: Harlem Fave Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Gets Comical

June 21, 2016

WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT- January 8, 2011: Hip-Hop icon Darryl McDaniels a.k.a. D.M.C. formerly of the legendary rap group Run-DMC photographed on the motion picture set of Hard Luck. (Photo by Robert Falcetti)

On June 22, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) will hold the “DYCD Heroes Project” comic book showcase with hip-hop legend and Darryl Makes Comics Publisher and Founder Darryl “DMC” McDaniels.

The winning teams selected in April to work with professional comic book artists from  Darryl Makes Comics will dress up as their favorite superheroes and display their professionally printed comic book featuring their original characters and stories. At the event, middle schoolers from 25 DYCD-funded afterschool programs and community centers who took part in the initiative will also showcase their original work.

In collaboration with Darryl Makes Comics and The Comic Book Project, the literacy-focused comic book initiative challenges middle school students in all five boroughs to develop stories about heroes—real or imagined—in their own communities.


  • Hip-Hop Legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
  • More than 100 middle school participants
  • Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief of Darryl Makes Comics
  • Michael Bitz, Founder of The Comic Book Project

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 Hudson Guild Beacon Center, NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies, 333 W. 17th Street, New York NY 10011, www.nyc.gov/dycd 

Photo credit: WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT- January 8, 2011: Hip-Hop icon Darryl McDaniels a.k.a. D.M.C. formerly of the legendary rap group Run-DMC photographed on the motion picture set of Hard Luck. (Photo by Robert Falcetti)


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