WonderCon kicks off next Friday at the Moscone Center South in San Francisco. The show welcomes special guests Jim Lee, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Brian Azzarello, Jill Thompson, Alex Robinson and many more Feb. 27-March 1.
All this week I'll be posting round-ups of what various publishers, creators, retailers, etc. have planned for the show. If you'd like your booth schedule, special event or other information included, drop me an email.
Today's update includes three after-hour, offsite events:
SAN FRANCISCO TIKI BAR TOUR w/ DARICK ROBERTSONFriday Feb 27th. 9pm - Bartime.First stop: Tonga Room. 950 Mason st @ California st.
Since the ancient days of yore, the great tiki gods above made blessed the beautiful city of San Francisco with such an over-abundance of watering holes of the tiki variety that it makes others weep with fruity cocktail and indoor rainfall envy. And so for half a decade the Isotope honors the great Island Lords by paying tribute upon the bar stools of the city's many tiki bars. Legend tells that those who can complete the tour are granted the wondrous gift of never-hangover ... but no man or woman has ever managed to master the great tour of tiki!
We'll be starting the evening out early stopping by the CBLDF Dave Johnson Drink & Draw Fund raiser @ 7pm, and then moving on to kick off the Isotope's 2009 Tiki Bar Tour with The Boys and Transmetropolitan artist Darick Robertson. I love showing people around the city so this is always one of my favorite events all year long. Even with the mighty art of Robertson on your side, can your poor liver survive the wildest bar tour of 2009?
• And on Saturday night, Isotope is throwing a party for Brian Azzarello and Dave Johnson:
BRIAN AZZARELLO & DAVE JOHNSON @ ISOTOPESaturday Feb 28th. 7pm - Midnight.@ Isotope 326 Fell st.
In celebration of the grand finale of one of the greatest crime noir series ever made, the Isotope will be kicking of our month-long 100 BULLETS original cover art gallery show in high style... with a huge bash featuring Brian Azzarello and Dave Johnson! For 99 issues Mister Azzarello has served up a truly addictive, jaw-dropping series filled with more twists and turns than a back-stabbing junkie's used needle. And Reverend Dave Johnson has covered each and every issue with some of the most stunningly gorgeous comic book covers to ever grace the Earth. With the anticipation for the final issue at it's fever pitch what better time to hang out with these comic creating juggernauts?
Be warned! If you don't like crowds this event is not for you, as we expect the massive crowds coming out for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Thrown in conjunction with our friends at iFanboy. This event is also featuring the Isotope's very own ultra-limited edition Dave Johnson Pint Glasses crafted by the Reverend himself and SF's best glassware provider specifically for this very event. I don't know about you, but I'm willing to call this baby "party of the year" already.
Sorry kids, this weekend is for the 21 and over set. Bring your ID, por favor!
• The Cartoon Art Museum will host an opening reception on Feb. 27 for its Watchmen exhibit, which had a sneak preview last weekend. They currently have a Gene Colan exhibit up, as well as one spotlighting small press creator Ryan Claytor, so check those out while you're in town as well.