Thursday, May 1, 2008

Comic and Pop-culture Expo this Weekend

CAPE! is the Comic and Pop-culture Expo hosted every year by Zeus Comics here in Dallas at Craddock Park. It is held in conjunction with the National Free Comic Book Day, which was created as an effort to bring in new readers and customers to comic shops across the US. Marvel has been taking full advantage of this by releasing their summer movies on the Friday before (Spider-Man 3, Iron Man). It's pretty much a whole weekend of comic books as comic books without the super event feel of conventions. It's about going to the local comic shop and buying comics.

Zeus has turned it into an event here in Dallas with CAPE!. They somehow get in some major hitters to their FREE show. The show is really relaxed and I really enjoy the vibe of it. Also, the night before (Friday), they host a live art auction. This year held again at St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin in Deep Ellum. It's a great event just as a spectator, watching a lot of amazing artist work. Plus all the proceeds goes to the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.

Also, The Hero Foundry will at a few different locations on Saturday with raffles and such for their great organization. They're about brining comic books and graphic novels to the youths via schools, libraries, hospitals and such. I think it's a great organization and cause, plus the people who run it are great peeps. I did an Iron Man piece for them for their raffle which can be seen here.

And as usual, the Space-Gun Studio Kru will be at hand with our books and new prints. Hopefully it won't rain this year as the event is held outdoors. Last year was fun yet a bit frustrating keeping things dry.

Official Website

Live Art Auction
St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin
2730 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX

Craddock Park
3300 Hawthorne Ave
Dallas, TX

Pictures from last year show:
CAPE Live Art 07 (by Vinh-Luan Luu) CAPE Live Art 30
CAPE 33 (by Vinh-Luan Luu) CAPE 34 (by Vinh-Luan Luu)

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