Sometimes I rue the day I left California for the vast wastelands of Western Kansas… Mainly because it means I can’t drive up to Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, California to participate in the Hero Initiative Benefit Party during Free Comic Book Day 2009.Â Mark Waid, Editor-in-Chief of Boom! Studios, Marc Guggenheim (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, GREEN LANTERN movie), Jim Mahfood (GRRL SCOUTS, CLERKS), David Wohl (co-creator of WITCHBLADE, DARKNESS) Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND KID), are among some of the guests scheduled to appear.
Check out this breakdown of the day’s events!
Signings: Featured guests will be on site from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Books will be available for purchase to sign, including the TRIBUTE TO MIKE WIERINGO HERO INITIATIVE EXCLUSIVE – for FREE with your Ralph’s card and registering with HERO or you can also bring your books from home to have our guests sign as well!
Sketches: Jim Mahfood, Joe Benitez and Mike Kunkel can be yours for $10 a sketch, with all proceeds going to the Hero Initiative!
Auctions: Live eBay auctions of items donated by guests, starting May 2nd at 12:00PM Pacific Time, with all proceeds going to the Hero Initiative!
Professional Photo Studio: Customers (and their kids) will be able to take photos with their favorite writers and artists , as well as costumed characters! Prints will be available to purchase on the Collector’s Paradise website (www.comicsandcards.net) and pick up in the store, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Hero Initiative!
Benefit: 10% of all the day’s receipts will be going to HERO INITIATIVE.
Collector’s Paradise is located at 7131 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, CA 91306. For more information, please call Collector’s Paradise at 818-999-9455 or check the website at http://comicsandcards.net
Man, I’m so jealous…