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Two things today. First up is photos from the Honest Abe show at Brave New Worlds Comics, followed by a promo for the second viewing of the Children of the Watchmen show.


Children of the Watchmen show at King of Prussia IMAX Theater!!!

Most of you have probably seen the trailer for the upcoming Watchmen movie. For those not in the know, the Watchmen is one of the most important comics of the 1980s. Inspired by this, Philadelphia Cartoonist Society member Christian “Patch”ell, working with Regal Entertainment Group put together a tribute show entitled Children of the Watchmen. This tribute combines the talents of more than twenty cartoonists from the area all paying homage to what was an exceptional comic and what looks to be a phenomenal movie.
All the works are on view on the balcony level of the King of Prussia IMAX Theater and will be on display from now until after the movie’s 03.06.09 release date. So while your waiting to see the movie event of the season be sure and check out some exceptional art inspired by and dedicated to the book’s creators Dave Gibbon and Alan Moore.

UA King Of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX
300 Goddard Blvd
King Of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 337-0282
(adjacent to the King of Prussia Mall)

For more info on the theater and movie dates and times check out http://www.fandango.com/TheaterPage.aspx?radius=30&tid=AAOQP

For more info on the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society check out www.phillytoon.com

For more info on purchasing prints from the show check out www.monsterbot3000.com

This Friday, which happens to be First Friday here in Philadelphia once more, I will be participating in another show. Here's the details:

Brave New Worlds Comics, voted Best Comic Shop in Philadelphia by the City Paper, in partnership with the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society, a group of super talented local illustrators, proudly present the gallery show 200 years in the making: “HONEST ABE”! A show meant to Commemorate and Celebrate the 200th birthday of our nation’s most beloved presidents and faces. This partnership was forged after the success of the “Children of the Watchmen” show held in November, with the sole purpose of bringing together over twenty artists and their unique visions of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, and placing them against the backdrop of the comic books in the heart of Olde City, Philadelphia. There was never a more perfect fit for the larger than life Honest Abe!

The opening will feature over twenty pieces by artists each with their own take on the classic gaunt faced, beard growing, mole having, stovepipe hat wearing, slavery abolishing, Jefferson Davis’ butt kicking, rail splitting, man, myth and legend that is our one and only “HONEST ABE”!

From 6pm –9pm come out to Brave New Worlds Comics at 45 North 2nd Street in Olde City, across from the Arden Theatre (between Market and Arch streets), for a chance to be one of the first to check out all these fantastic takes on Lincoln and maybe even wish him a "Happy Birthday, Mr. President” while you are at it, actual 200th birthday is February 12, 2009 (save the date).

Opening: Friday February 6th from 6-9pm
@Brave New Worlds Comics
45 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(Between market and Arch Streets)

Contact Brave New Worlds @ 215.925.6525 or check out www.Bravenewworldscomics.com
Contact the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society at www.phillytoon.com

Fortunately, that's not all. Soon to come, the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society will have another hanging of the Children of the Watchmen show! Details will follow shortly.

I took part in a show recently with the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society which was featured in an article on /Film. Be sure to check it out, and if you can, make your way to Brave New Worlds comic book store to see the displayed artwork.


Mike Hiscox