Official Press Release
Prism Comics announced an exciting opportunity
today; the chance for one lucky fan to have a private lunch with
comics superstars Phil Jimenez (New X-Men, Wonder Woman) and Judd
Winick (Exiles, Green Lantern) in San Diego this July. Tickets will
be offered at a suggested donation of $5.00 each at their booth at
Comic-Con International: San Diego on July 16-19, with the lunch
taking place on Saturday the 19th.
So how did Jimenez and Winick end up as prizes?
“I wanted to do something special to help Prism out,” said
Jimenez. “Their mission is to promote the work of lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgendered comics creators and I wanted to return the
favor, somehow. I asked what I could do, and they replied, ‘Can you
“Any excuse to eat lunch with Phil is fine by me, and plus we get to
help promote LBGT comics,” Winick adds. “It’s win-win. I strongly
encourage any and all to enter. Phil and promise dazzling
conversation and gossip ranging from comics to has-been reality
The free meal will take place in San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter
near the convention center. One winner, whose ticket will be selected
at random from all those distributed, will accompany Jimenez and
Winick and have the opportunity to ask questions, hear behind-the-
scenes stories and get to know the comics pros one-on-one. The Con
being a chaotic and busy place and and prone to scheduling problems,
the lunch may actually take place over two days, one Saturday and one
Sunday, one with each creator.
Full rules for this drawing are available on the Prism Comics
website. Click here.
Phil Jimenez has worked in comics since 1991, working on such titles
as the The Invisibles with Grant Morrison, JLA/Titans with Devin
Grayson, and Planetary/Authority with Warren Ellis. Phil recently
finished a two year run writing and drawing DC Comics’ Wonder Woman
and is currently working with Grant Morrison once again on New X-Men.
His creator-owned project Otherworld will be published through
DC/Vertigo comics in 2004. Jimenez lives in New York City.
Judd Winick is a favorite among LGBT comics fans for works such as
his powerful memoir Pedro And Me (about his friendship with AIDS
activist and fellow Real World cast member Pedro Zamora) and his
inclusion of lesbian and gay characters in titles such as Exiles and
Green Lantern. Winick currently writes the DC titles Green Arrow and
Outisders, as well as writing and drawing his own series, the three
time Eisner nominee The Adventures Of Barry Ween for Oni Press.
Winick lives in San Francisco with his life partner, and former Real
World housemate Pam Ling.
Prism Comics is the comics industry’s premier lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender advocacy group, promoting the work of LGBT creators
and encouraging exploration of LGBT themes in comics. The not-for-
profit group was formed in 2003 and publishes the annual resource
guide PRISM COMICS: Your LGBT Guide to Comics.
The full rules and regulations for this benefit are available at
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