Monday, August 27, 2007

3 minute sketches at Secret Headquaters in Los Angeles

I'll be helping the HERO Initiative out on this Friday, August 31st at the Secret Headquarters in Los Angeles with Joe Rubenstein (whom I haven't seen in maybe 10 years!), Tone Rodriguez (whom I haven't seen in maybe 3 months!) and Carly Wagner (Whom I haven't seen in maybe 10 days!). We'll be doing little 3 minute sketches for everybody in the 3 Minute Sketchbook books that they purchase. C'mon down and check out what's got to be the coolest comic book store on the planet!

and if you don't believe (or understand) me - check out the press release that I cribbed from the Marvel Gazzette Website


LOS ANGELES, CA (August 27, 2007) – The Hero Initiative launches its newest great benefit product, The 3-minute Sketchbook , on Friday, August 31, 2007 at 8 pm with an amazing comic talent-studded event in Los Angeles! The event will take place The Secret Headquarters, the amazing comic store/art gallery hybrid in L.A.’s trendy Silver Lake neighborhood.

The gallery opening will feature pieces from over 100 artists including Art Adams, Neal Adams, Sergio Aragones, Howard Chaykin, Frank Cho, Dave Gibbons, Gene Ha, J.G. Jones, Mike Kaluta, Josh Middleton, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Bill Morrison, George Perez, Andrew Robinson, John Romita Sr. and Jr., Joe Rubinstein, Tim Sale, Walter Simonson, Joe Sinnott, Michael Turner, Matt Wagner, Bernie Wrightson and more. All art is part of Hero’s The 3-minute Sketchbook , a 112-page book that makes its world debut that night! The book carries a cover price of $12.99, but will be available at Secret Headquarters on August 31 at a special opening night sale price of only $10.

In addition, fans in attendance can choose to purchase the book at $10, OR get the book WITH a custom 3-minute sketch from one of the artists who will be on site opening night. Confirmed artists include Carly Wagner (Creepy Carly ), Brian Haberlin (Spawn ), Tone Rodriguez (Conan ), Joe Rubinstein (Captain America ), Scott Koblish (Incredible Hulk ), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons ), Andrew Robinson (Star Wars ), and Mike Mayhew (Vampirella ).

Three original pieces will be auctioned off the night of the 31st at Secret Headquarters: Leonardo by Kevin Eastman, Iron Man by Bob Layton, and Captain America by Bill Morrison.

The remaining 139 pieces will travel to the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 8-9, where they will be auctioned off. All 142 pieces can be viewed at http://cafurl.com?i=5669 . Proxy bidding is available for those who cannot attend these events by contacting Joe Davidson at yensid4disney@gmail.com .

Collector Michael Finn has been getting 3-minute backing board sketches for years. Finn has donated all the originals over to Hero, which are now being published in this book. “I think folks will be surprised at just how good many of these 3-minute sketches are,” said Finn. “The Hero Initiative is a great organization, and my thanks to everyone who participated."

The Secret Headquarters is located at 3817 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026. For more information on The Secret Headquarters, visit http://www.thesecretheadquarters.com/ .

The Baltimore Comic-Con take place September 8-9, 2007. For more information, visit http://www.comicon.com/baltimore/

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