Official Press Release
This Friday, comics history happens in Hollywood at MySpace Comic Books’ & Meltdown Comics’ Y: The Last Party! The party is a benefit for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and a celebration of the internationally acclaimed comic book series, Y: The Last Man. Joss Whedon will appear in person to toast Y: The Last Man co-creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Adding to the special festivities, Meltdown will be hosting a special showing of Y: The Last Man tribute art by today’s hottest graphic novelists to be auctioned at the party and online. All proceeds from this once-in-a-lifetime party & auction will benefit the First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF).
Contributors to Y: The Last Auction include: Cameron Stewart, Massimo Carnevale, Jill Thompson, Eduardo Risso, Cliff Chiang, Darick Robertson, Dan Goldman, Jim Mahfood, Jeffrey Brown, Goran Sudzuka, Mike Dawson, Niko Henrichon, Goran Parlov, Dean Haspiel, Nikki Cook, Jeremy Love, Mike Davis, & Moritat. A slide show of art contributed to the auction can be found at this link.
Y THE LAST MAN, concluded on January 30, 2008 with issue sixty. The series and its co-creators, writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra, have received widespread acclaim, in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Salon and Entertainment Weekly and on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” To celebrate the end of the series, MySpace Comic Books, the comics community of the world’s most popular social network, and Meltdown Comics, the renowned Los Angeles-based comic book shop, have joined forces to host Y: THE LAST PARTY as a benefit for the First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund..
Whedon, the famed creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, will kick off the festivities in Meltdown’s Hollywood gallery space with a keynote speech in appreciation of the series. Following the speech will be a live Q&A with guests of honor Vaughan & Guerra. There will also be a VIP Reception prior to the event, with Whedon, Vaughan & Guerra, that will include the unveiling of a never-before-seen print by Pia Guerra.
Y: THE LAST PARTY is made possible by the generous support of sponsors from across the comic book industry: Y: The Last Man publisher Vertigo Comics; Dark Horse Comics; Image Comics; and Top Cow Productions, and beverage sponsor Monster.
Capacity for this event is strictly limited to 140 people. VIP reserved seating tickets are sold out. 70 general admission “standing room only” tickets for the event will be $25, and are available on a first-come, first served basis on the day of the event.
More information and updates on Y: The Last Party can be found on the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s MySpace profile.
MySpace Comic Books is a community dedicated to the best in comics, manga, and graphic novels. Launched in March 2007, MySpace Comic Books provides the online community with the latest comic book news and interviews and spotlights the most exciting projects, creators and events in the industry. With more than 154,000 friends, and growing, MySpace continues to see significant interest from its members in the comic book arena.