Official Press Release
Saturday, June 8th, The New York City Comic Book Museum will host “Beyond
the Panels II,” the second annual fundraiser in celebration of the men and
women of the comic book industry. The event will be held at the Dylan Hotel
and NYLA Restaurant in Manhattan at 52 East 41st Street from 6-9 p.m. This
is the first event to be held at the new restaurant owned by Britney Spears
and operated by New York restaurateur, Bobby Ochs. Guests will be granted an
exclusive sneak peek at the restaurant before its official opening later in
This year’s annual gathering will serve to introduce some exciting changes
for the NYCCBM. Most notably among these changes will be the announcement
of an all-star honorary Board of Trustees — an unveiling of ten legends of
the comic book and entertainment industry. Also at the event will be the
launch of the nationwide tour of the highly acclaimed Heroes Among Us: the
Artwork of 9-11. In addition, fans will get to mix and mingle with the
writers and artists they admire, in a relaxed, party atmosphere.
“The Heroes Among Us exhibit really put us on the map this year,” says David
Jay Gabriel, NYCCBM Executive Director and Founder. “It has definitely made
people look anew at comic books and comic book art. And recently, with the
tremendous success of Marvel’s Spider-Man movie, comic books are once again
becoming a house-hold item.'”
The guest list is indeed star-studded and appeals to a wide variety of
tastes. Come meet comic book legends Joe Quesada, Neal Adams, Jim Steranko,
Gene Colan, Denny O’Neil, Jim Starlin, Chris Claremont, Joe Staton and many
others, listed and updated daily at www.nyccbm.org. A host of talent rarely
seen gathered together in New York City all assembled for one momentous
evening. With the mass appeal that comic books are experiencing lately,
celebrities from TV, film, and the music arena are expected to attend as
The New York City Comic Book Museum started its mission in 1999 to preserve
the historical and artistic legacy of comic book culture, place it in the
context of a changing society, show its usefulness in educating and
entertaining, and instill in audiences the value and joy of this rich
American heritage. It is the nation’s only museum dedicated to the art of
the comic book. The NYCCBM has concentrated on its outreach programs with
traveling exhibits, industry gatherings, panel discussions, virtual exhibits
and comic book promotions all around the city and the country. The museum is
searching for its permanent home to serve as a research facility, library,
and showcase for comic books and the creators of this American art form.
You don’t want to miss out on this event!
Ticket price is $35 and space is limited. So purchase tickets early to
insure your spot at this event. Call 212-712-9454, email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase tickets at Midtown Comics at 200 West
More information and photos are available at our website www.nyccbm.org.
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