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 eat lunch?'"
"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 television participants."
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 www.prismcomics.org/index.php?section=lunch/index