British artist Steve Dillon, well- known for his work on Preacher, Punisher, and Wolverine: Origins, will visit Forbidden Planet in New York City on June 8 to benefit Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization helping comic creators in need.
The event takes place:
Tuesday, June 8, 5 p.m.
Forbidden Planet New York
New York, NY 10003
Dillon will be signing, sketching and will have original art for sale, all to benefit Hero Initiative. Admission to the event will be $20, payable at Forbidden Planet. Attendees can bring five of their own items to be signed. Dillon will also be drawing five-minute sketches at $25, one per customer, so get in line early! In addition, the artist will bring 10 pieces of original Punisher and Wolverine art that will be raffled off. Only 10 tickets will be sold at $100 each, so each of 10 winners is guaranteed to walk away with an original Steve Dillon masterpiece. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to meet Steve himself and own an amazing piece of art, all the while supporting Hero Initiative, an amazing cause in the comic industry!
“I’m always happy to do signing events for Hero Initiative as I really believe in the cause. It should be a great time for everyone, so please come out.” said Dillon.
“Forbidden Planet is very proud to be hosting Steve—one of our favorite artists—in service of The Hero Initiative,” said Forbidden Planet manager Jeff Ayers. “The Initiative is one of the most noble and worthy causes we can think of, and this should be a really fun night. Refreshments will be served and Steve’s fantastic. We can’t wait!”
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
We apologize for the lack of a Walk of Shame for last week, there wasn’t much shame to have regardless, as there was a ton of nothing to read last week. So without further ado, here we have our third issue of THE WALK OF SHAME with Jeff Ayers and yours truly.
DAVE: I’m about halfway through LOCKE & KEY vol. 1, and I have to say this book is completely brilliant. Bode, that kid, holy shit, I haven’t read better characterization of a kid that age since Vaughan was on RUNAWAYS. That moment between he and his mother while he’s fishing for treasure about the homework assignment where he did a comic about his father’s death was completely heart-wrenching and beautiful. I mean, Hill earned that Eisner nod on that page alone.
JEFF: And Gabriel Rodriguez’s art is ideally suited for the story. It’s somehow gritty and brutal, and often unrelentingly tense, but he can balance it out with tenderness and nice characterization. Draws great facial expressions. He’s got a real passion for the story and it shows. He also worked on an adaptation of Clive Barker’s Great and Secret Show, which I also dug.
The guy’s really talented.
Absolutely, Ty’s expression when his cousin says to him about being more famous than famous people now was detailed perfectly. The dead stare on Sam’s face is perfectly indicitive of a killer without emotion. I can’t say I’ve ever seen an artist who matches up Hill’s characterization with his line work. The looks on Duncan and Kinsey’s face when Bode tells that Owl/Echo joke. Totally brilliant.
That’s something not often discussed- comics stories best told through facial expressions. AKA The Steve Dillon Experience. Preacher would have been nothing if, say, Jim Lee or any other action oriented comicker took a crack at it.
Yeah. Its been a long time since we’ve had something like that. What other books do you think work like that?
Allred’s Madman, to an extent. Hewlett’s Tank Girl. Jaime’s Love& Rockets. Tons of books are made by the artist’s facial expressions skillz…
What did you end up getting this week?
Picked up the Irredeemable trade, and the subsequent 5th ish (a steal at 99 cents), the Pax Romana trade because I have a Jonathan Hickman man-crush, and um, ah, um, um Star Trek Alien Spotlight on Q… cuz I’m a dork.
Oh, and of course the obligatory Wednesday Comics.
Picked up: Iron Man, Deadpool: Merc with a mouth, World of New Krypton and Locke and key. Yeah that Pax Romana shit is so ground-breaking. Hickman has really done something to change the style comics design. I got the first couple of issues of Pax but missed on the final few, I wanted to pick it up but thought it was too many trades on the day.
Was a huuuuge week for nice books. My pockets can’t keep up.
There was also that new TMNT reprint. 30 bucks, but it’s sooo sexy.
Right, yeah, I saw that. Really beautiful. You know what I just noticed I’m watching DEXTER and that kid who played Doomsday on SMALLVILLE plays the the suspected serial killer stalking Dexter. He was terrible on Smallville but he is so creepy good on this its awesome. Ever watch Dexter?
Love it. Fantastic show. Never read the books it’s based on, but been meaning to.
Yeah, the books sound great if its anything like this. This is a brilliant show. What did you like the most from this week?
Michael C. Hall. That guy’s fantastic. What’d I like most. Um. There’s a lot of books out this week, but I got the most enjoyment out of…. the new Q Star Trek issue. I hate being so honest. I have the Q Virus!!!
Because that’s how I roll. And I haven’t read every book that came out this week to find something to trump the Q. Love that character.
That concludes the third issue of THE WALK OF SHAME. Tune in next week for another issue.