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FCBD Pre-Party w/ Phil Hester @ Cup O' Kryptonite

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Start Time: 09:00PM    End Time: 11:30PM

This year’s event is going to be so big we’ve decided it needed two days!

We are having a pre-party and signing on Friday night from 9:00pm to 12:30am. The event is happening after regular hours and is designed to be a fun, very light atmosphere to hang out, draw, celebrate and BS about comics. Also have a beer or two, yep that is right, FREE BEER!

At midnight, all the Free Comic Book Day Books will be laid out and you are welcome to take some home. Thoughts behind this are that adults can come to the party the night before, leaving Saturday morning for the kids. Kids are still welcome on Friday night and adults can still come on Saturday, but I think you get my idea.

Art and Comic Book Auction to benefit Animal Life Line…

We’ll have some amazing stuff that has been donated to us for a silent auction that will start on Friday late afternoon. Among the items is original signed art by Doug Mahnke, Mike Grell and Art Baltzar. Some signed comic related objects and a bunch of rare, variant and special comic books, art prints and… stuff. The auction will be silent, so, bidding will be done on paper with increases of a certain amount on each. It will go through 5:00 on Saturday afternoon, so, if you REALLY want something, you might want to stop back in then when I will stop all bids and make calls to the winners. I can tell you, there are pieces in this auction I will be bidding on myself. I dare you to out do me for a good cause.

Comic and Coffee Deals Too…

We will have a number of specials and deals on Friday night. I’m not telling you what they are, you have to show up to get them, but they will be coffee and comic both.

Our special guests at the art fight are:

Phil Hester – currently writing Wonder Woman, Darkness, Green Hornet AND he’s drawing Godzilla. This is all stuff coming out regularly each month!! Also, he and friend Jason Caskey are working on finishing the fantastic Holy Terror, which will be out later this summer.

Tyler Walpole – currently doing covers on the main Dungeons and Dragons comic from IDW and working on a bunch of non comic mainstream related projects including the rumored second issue of Stronghold.

Ron Wagner – everyone knows Ron. He has worked on Batman, Ghost Rider, GI Joe, Conan and, my personal favorite, The Nam among a plethora of others. Ron’s latest work is due out next week in GI Joe: Real American Hero #166.

Adam Van Wyk – You may not recognize the name, but you’ve seen his contributions to the “comic” related medium. Adam is one of the premier story board artists in the country. His work has been in several dozen DC animated features and series including Superman: Doomsday, Justice League: New Frontier, Justice league: Crisis on Two Earths, Superboy and the Legion and many, many more

Brook Turner - Brook, not a regular active artist has serious talent, featured in Last year’s Golly (written by Phil Hester.) The collection of the first arc is due out in trade this month.

I also hope to have a bunch of other local artists and writers too. Tom Selgrade, Job Yemen and Carter Allen are all going to try and join the fight too.


Cup O' Kryptonite

4521 Fleur Drive Suite F
Des Moines , IA 50321

More Info: http://www.cupokryptonite.com/

This event was submitted by CBR.