Official Press Release
LOS ANGELES (February 15, 2008) – The Hero Initiative has quite the lineup of talent at its WonderCon booth #1147 as well amazing Ebay Auctions which start NOW! Not only can you get sketches from such forces to be reckoned with like Tim Sale and Darwyn Cooke, it is the return of Brian Pulido, creator of Lady Death, Purgatori, Evil Ernie, Chastity and others, after a nine year absence!
Friday, February 22 (con hours 12:00-7:00)
Brian Pulido: 12:00-3:00
Dan Brereton: 3:00-4:00
Bill Willingham: 4:00-6:00
Saturday, February 23 (con hours 10:00-7:00)
Tim Sale: 1:00-2:30
Brian Pulido: 1:00-6:00
Sunday, February 24 (con hours 11:00-5:00)
Brian Pulido: 11:00-1:00
Darwyn Cooke: 12:30-1:30
Mike Choi: 3:00-4:30
Win Breakfast and a Sketch With Matt Wagner on Sunday, February 24 at 10 am. Wagner is the world-famous storyteller of books such as Mage, Grendel, Batman: Faces and more! This includes breakfast AND an original Matt Wagner one-character sketch of your choice!
Win Lunch and a Sketch With Bill Willingham on Friday, February 22 at 11:15 am. Willingham is the world-famous storyteller of books such as Fables, Jack of Fables, Shadowpact, Salvation Run and more This includes lunch AND an original Bill Willingham one-character sketch of your choice!
Come on out and show some love to the founder of Chaos! Comics, and creator of a bevy of insane characters like Lady Death, Purgatori, Evil Ernie, Chastity and others! Pulido will be at The Hero Initiative booth all weekend and to celebrate, he has brought a cool, new world premiere book — Lady Death: Dragon Wars #1 Apocalypse Edition (limited to 50 copies)! Every “fiend” who shows Brian their cool tattoo or comes in costume (as a Pulido created character) will get a special limited edition gift!
PHANTOM #21 HERO DONATION
Comic Collector Live and Moonstone Publishing is donating 10% of the proceeds of each sale of the exclusive Phantom #21 comic book to The Hero Initiative! The Phantom #21 Exclusive Variant is limited to 300 copies worldwide and features a stunning black and white cover by legendary comic artist Don Perlin. The Phantom #21 Exclusive Variant will be available for purchase on Thursday, February 7th, 2008 at www.comiccollectorlive.com and a limited number of copies will also be available at WonderCon.
For more information on WonderCon, visit http://www.comic-con.org/wc/index.php.
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 yesterdays’ 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. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 310-909-7809.