John Romita Jr. attempts new world record to help save niece

Fri, April 26th, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

[Spider-Man and John Romita Jr.]
Spider-Man and John Romita Jr.
In December 2001, Jordan Atherton -- John Romita Jr.'s niece

-- had a golf-ball size tumor removed from her brain. Jordan was diagnosed

with cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy for the remaining

tumors in her spine. And this month, in New York City, John Jr. will be

drawing under Guinness Book of World Record's guidelines to raise funds for

his niece's medical expenses by setting the world record for continuous

cartooning, by drawing Spider-Man head shot sketches!

What:


Marvel artist, John Romita Jr., will be sketching Spider-Man and

himself into the Guinness Book of World Records. He will also have many

local and national celebrities joining him in support.

When:


MAY 10TH PLANET HOLLYWOOD 11AM-7PM


BAR/CODE GALACTIC CIRCUS 7:15PM-11AM


MAY 11TH PLANET HOLLYWOOD 11:15AM-7PM


BAR/CODE GALACTIC CIRCUS 7:15PM until he drops!

Where:


PLANET HOLLYWOOD 1540 Broadway, Corner of 45th Street, Times Square, NYC


BAR CODE/GALACTIC CIRCUS 1540 Broadway, Corner of 46th Street, Times Square, NYC. Go to www.jrjr.net for more information.

Why:


To set a new world record -- and more importantly -- to raise funds for the treatment of his two-year old niece, who has brain cancer.

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