Dallas honors CAPE this May

Mon, April 14th, 2008 at 7:56pm PDT

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For the third year in a row, the city of Dallas proclaims the first weekend in May “Free Comic Book Day” in honor of CAPE, the comic and pop-culture expo. CAPE 4 (www.capeday.com) takes place on Saturday May 3rd at Craddock Park from 10am-6pm in the heart of Dallas. This festival of comic and comic art includes more than 80 comic book writers and artists for a free afternoon in the park. With several thousand attendees and over seven thousand free comics, CAPE has grown to be the world’s largest Free Comic Book Day event.

“It’s an incredible honor for my hometown to recognize my work and the work of my peers while we reach out to the community for CAPE,” said Scott Kurtz, CAPE host and creator of the web strip PVP.

Kurtz will also be celebrating the 10th anniversary of his web strip PVP at CAPE. The marriage of the two prominent PVP characters will be marked at the event by a wedding guest’s registry book. “I would like to invite all of my fans and the CAPE attendees to sign the guest book for Brent and Jade,” said Kurtz.

This year’s list of CAPE guest comic book artists and writers includes the new additions Daniel Way, (Wolverine Origins and Ghost Rider) and Andy Kuhn (Firebreather and Marvel Team-Up). They join industry giants Mark Waid, Chynna Clugston, Robert Kirkman, Greg Pak, Jason Pearson, Gail Simone and David Mack. With over 80 guests, CAPE! just keeps getting bigger and bigger! For a complete list of guests and to view the proclamation go to www.capeday.com.

CAPE 4 takes place at Craddock Park on Saturday, May 3rd, 2007 from 10am -- 6pm coincides with the Free Comic Book Day events taking place all over the world. CAPE! festivities allow fans a chance to interact with top creators in the comic industry, get sketches, talk comics and pick up some fantastic free goodies including 7,000 free comics and much more!

CAPE 4 is hosted by Popsyndicate, PVPonline and Zeus Comics. The event is also supported by sponsors the Art Institute of Dallas, Martini Lab, Liquid Logixx, Christon Company, Courtyard Marriot, the Marvel Zombie Society APA and Korn, Bowdich and Diaz.

For more information on CAPE or if you are a comic professional who wants to attend please visit www.capeday.com or call Zeus comics at 214-219-TOYS.

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