NE – Jack Kirby Centennial Celebration

Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur, Ande Parks, Bruce McCorkindale, and Fredd Gorham appear at Krypton Comics to celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday!

Press Release:

Come out to witness Phil Hester and friends complete 100 original illustrations commemorating Jack Kirby on what would be his 100th birthday.

Each year Phil Hester holds a marathon to raise money for the Hero Initiative, a nonprofit organization that creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for life essentials and an avenue back into paying work.

This year OmahaBound and Krypton Comics team-up to host Phil Hester and friends in Omaha for the final Kirby marathon.

Phil Hester will begin drawing Saturday, August 26th at Krypton Comics and will finish on Monday, August 28th. Come out to visit Krypton, support Phil on his marathon, and enter a raffle for a bonus illustration.

Phil Hester will also complete an OmahaBound Exclusive Kirby Illustration while in Omaha. Starting August 21st, purchase $1 raffle tickets at Krypton Comics for the FINAL Kirby Fundraiser Illustration by Phil Hester. Drawing to be held Monday August 28th at Krypton Comics. And there’s no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase!

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Krypton Comics
2819 South 125th Avenue #261, Omaha, NE 68144-3873
(402) 391-4131

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Helen Slater who portrayed Supergirl in the movie will be on hand to sign autographs for fans on May 7, 2011 for ??FCBD?.

There will be two entrances to Krypton Saturday. We will have a signed entrance for the line for HELEN SLATER and a separate entrance (our regular one) for free comics or if you just want to shop! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT IN HELEN SLATER’S LINE TO GET FREE COMICS!

Ms. Slater’s autograph will cost $25 each. Feel free to bring in your own items to have signed for the same price.

Some fantastic artists have volunteered their services again this year! Sketches await!

Brook Turner – Image comics artist of the fan favorite Golly.

Bruce McCorkindale – Comic book artist and creator. His most recent projects include Godzilla Monster War, The Jack Kirby Collector #54, Golly from Image, Negative Burn, Rune Vs. Venom, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Max Riffner – Comic creator, graphic designer, and winner of the Isotope Award. His works include Drunk Elephant Comics, Lydia, and Quick Step.

Rick Hiltbrunner – Comic book artist and creator. His projects include Iron Ghost, Archenemies and Golly.

Fredd Gorham – Artist whose projects include Steel Angel, 365 Days of Drawing, and he is the creator of the Krypton Comics Artist Jam.

Doug McCoy – Inker on ShadowLands and winner of the Create a Krypton Comics Mascot contest.

Tracie Mauk – Talented local artist. Tracie will be on hand to sketch for fans.

Jon Riggle – Specializes in trading card art.

Louis Simpson – Teaches a class on how to draw comics at a local college.

Don’t forget, as in years past, Krypton will be guarded on FCBD by the fearsome stormtroopers of the 501st Legion!

Krypton Comics
2819 South 125th Avenue #261, Omaha, NE 68144-3873