'30 Days of Night' artist to appear at Samurai Comics

Fri, December 6th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Matthew Povey, News Associate

Press Release

On Saturday, December 7th, Ben Templesmith will be at Samurai Comics for a very special five-hour autograph signing and charity raffle party.

Templesmith is the artist of Hellspawn, the comic published by McFarlane Productions that features the popular Spawn character, as well as the hit comic book, 30 Days of Night. 30 Days of Night has been optioned by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi's production company to be made into a feature film.

Attendees will get the opportunity to receive a limited edition bookplate signed by 30 Days of Night writer Steve Niles and artist Ben Templesmith, which will be given away free to anyone who pre-buys the 30 Days of Night trade paperback edition. The 30 Days of Night TPB collects all three issues of Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's blood-curdling tale of vampires running amok in the artic in one handsome volume for $17.99 and includes additional story pages and an introduction by acclaimed horror scribe Clive Barker. People unable to attend the signing can still order the trade paperback and receive the free bookplate by visiting www.samuraicomics.com. Samurai Comics will be donating $1.00 from each trade paperback sold to ACTOR.

"We are thrilled to have an artist of Ben's caliber signing autographs in our store," said Mike Banks, owner of Samurai Comics. "With Ben being from Australia, this will be a rare chance for his US fans to meet him in person. We are also very excited about the ACTOR charity raffle. Who wouldn't want to own a page of original artwork from what is undeniably this year's hottest mini series!"

The charity raffle's grand prize is a page of original art from the very popular 30 Days of Night comic book and is open to fans worldwide. Payments are accepted via Paypal or Credit Card. Contact mike@samuraicomics.com for more details. All raffle proceeds will benefit ACTOR (A Commitment To Our Roots) Comic Fund, the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. ACTOR creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support

for essentials of life, and entre back into paying work.

WHAT: Samurai Comics To Hold Ben Templesmith Five-Hour Autograph Party And Charity Raffle

WHERE: Samurai Comics, 5024 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ

WHO: Ben Templesmith (Hellspawn, 30 Days of Night), lots of 30 Days of

Nights fans and free refreshments!

 
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