IDW Publishing today announced they are hosting 2 different dinners with legendary creators during San Diego Comic-Con.
Their are two different dinner packages available, the first with the creator of Usagi Yojimbo Stan Sakai, and the second with Walter Simonson who has a long list of titles he’s worked on including The Mighty Thor, Manhunter, and Ragnarök.
Both events are private, and will take place at an upscale restaurant in the Gaslamp quarter. For those willing to pay $500 (per creator) for the chance to sit down with either creator, you will get an original art piece from the creator you choose, a special edition of a title that will have a foil stamp for the event, dinner, and more!
Yes, it’s not a low cost event, but considering what you get, it may be worth it!
Full press release is below.
IDW Doubles Down on Annual
Comic-Con Dinner with Two Special Guests:
Walter Simonson and Stan Sakai!
IDW Welcomes Fans to a Memorable Evening with Two Comic Book Legends, Featuring Original Illustrations by Each Artist, Rare Collectible Books, and More!
SAN DIEGO, CA (June 28, 2019) – Upping the ante on an annual SDCC tradition, IDW Publishing will host TWO industry legends – Stan Sakai (creator of the critically acclaimed Usagi Yojimbo) and Walter Simonson (legendary writer/artist of The Mighty Thor, Manhunter, and Ragnarök) for one very special dinner to which YOU are invited!
Mingle with both Sakai and Simonson on the evening of Thursday, July 18th in an event strictly limited to a handful of attendees, taking place in a private room at an upscale restaurant in the San Diego Gaslamp district, just a short walk from the convention center.
To participate, fans would need to purchase a dinner package. IDW offers two (2) dinner packages, with each package including special rewards relative to either Sakai or Simonson. The two dinners are held together in one room so fans may purchase both packages.
THE SAKAI DINNER PACKAGE: Includes dinner, one (1) copy of the Usagi Yojimbo: GrasscutterArtist’s Select Edition with a foil stamp unique to this event, one (1) Original Illustration by Sakai (featuring any Usagi Yojimbo character of the diner’s choosing), plus additional surprise goodies.
THE SIMONSON DINNER PACKAGE: Includes dinner, one (1) copy of the Walter Simonson’s Star Wars Artifact Edition with a foil stamp unique to this event, one (1) Original Illustration by Simonson (featuring a character of the diner’s choosing), plus additional surprise goodies.
Those who buy BOTH dinner packages will receive a special Walter Simonson & Stan Sakai Artist’s Edition Print – an extremely limited jam piece, only available at this event!
The price for either dinner package is $500 each.
Regarding original artwork, the diners will receive the illustrations featuring the character of their choice (as drawn by either Simonson or Sakai, respectively), at the dinner event. The character must be selected by each confirmed guest within 24 hours of purchase to ensure readiness. Representative examples of Simonson’s and Sakai’s original illustrations can be found at our official sign-up page.
Click here to reserve a spot at this incredible event: