Official Press Release
The CAPE (Comic And Pop-culture Expo) live art show and comic artist jam returns to open the 4th annual National Free Comic Book Day weekend. Featuring famous comic artists both locally and around the world, the show is a convergence of eclectic live art, in various mediums, and underground hip-hop music in a club environment.
Headlining the evening is Daredevil and Kabuki artist David Mack, Mike Huddleston, Dave Crosland, Lea Hernandez and Dallasites James O'Barr, Brock Rizy, Kristian Donaldson and Kahlid Robertson. Mix 102.9 deejay Joe Kelly will m.c. the contest. There will be opportunities for other artists to jump in and jam over the course of the evening. All art will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to support Child's Play & The Children's Medical Center.
The show will be held Friday May 4, 2007 from 9pm-2am at St. Pete's Dancing Marlin in Dallas, 2730 Commerce St., Deep Ellum, 214-698-1511.
The live art show opens a 3-day weekend of CAPE 3 festivities. CAPE features over 60 national, local and international comic guests in an indoor/outdoor setting in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, May 5th, 2007. Its purpose is to celebrate the comic art form while attracting new readers, including an outreach to children.
The event, in its third year and is hosted by Zeus Comics, Popsyndicate.com, and PVPonline.com. Recently, the City of Dallas issued a second proclamation declaring this year's event on May 5, 2007 as "Free Comic Book Day" in Dallas in honor of CAPE.
About Child's Play Child's Play is a non-profit organization begun in 2003 by Gabe and Tycho, the creators of the Penny Arcade comic strip, as a way to help sick children and show the world the softer side of people who play videogames. Through the generosity of gamers and the videogame industry, Child's Play has raised over two million dollars in toys, games and cash for sick children through an ongoing online toy drive and annual charity auction. Now in its fourth year, Child's Play is developing a worldwide network of beneficiary Children 's Hospitals in order to brighten hospital stays for children internationally. For more information go to www.childsplaycharity.org.