New York, NY, April 16, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Indie artist/writer Paul Pope is getting ready to celebrate his next project, the new edition of "Escapo" (z2 Comics). His book launch event will be a full on mash-up of comics and music fans rockin’ out. Exclusive memorabilia by Paul Pope is being created for this event and will be for sale along with "Escapo" and other Pope specialty items. A portion of the proceeds from the merchandise sale is being donated to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals. Pope is a member of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and has supported their mission in a variety of ways.
The UK dirty rock n roll band, The Jim Jones Revue known for their no-holds-bar, high energy music and performances is described as “sounding like a car crash between Little Richard and The Mc5.” They are currently touring America in support of their hit single “Collision Boogie” and its US release this month. This one night show at Webster Hall’s Marlin room is their only New York City performance - the band is here to celebrate Paul’s "Escapo" book launch.
A night of music, comics art and giving back in support of protecting your First Amendment rights.
Tickets are on sale for $20
What: Paul Popes Escapo Book Launch Event
"Escapo," originally published in B&W in 1999, has been brought back into print, in full color with additional content, published by z2 Comics.
Exclusive New York City performance by The Jim Jones Revue
Portion of merchandise proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 – Doors Open at 7pm
Where: Webster Hall’s Marlin Room, 125 East 11th Street, NY, NY 10003
About Z2 Comics:
Z2 Comics (formerly Zip Comix) is a purveyor of fine graphic novels. Based in New York City, the company was founded by Josh Frankel in 2009. Z2's focus is eclectic, publishing genre works that feature fine storytelling and great hardcover production. Z2 released Harvey Pekar's Cleveland in 2012 which gained two Eisner Award nominations for artist Joseph Remnant. In addition to Pope's Escapo, Z2 Comics’ spring 2014 releases include Dean Haspiel's Fear, My Dear: A Billy Dogma Experience, the first print collection of the Billy Dogma web comic.
About Paul Pope:
Paul Pope is the acclaimed author and artist of Battling Boy, Batman: Year 100, Heavy Liquid, THB and 100%. The winner of three Eisner Awards, he is known for his high-energy artwork and action-packed, genre-bending storytelling. In addition, Pope has worked on art & design projects with fashion brands Diesel and DKNY. In 2010 Paul Pope was recognized as a Master Artist by the American Council of the Arts. Pope currently lives and works in New York City.