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Chalkboard Art – Local Comic Artist Ryan Benjamin
July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Comic-Con always brings a sense of excitement to the Gaslamp Quarter. With fantasy, art, and magic all around, it really is a time that captures all that we love here at Cafe 21. As a special kick-off to Comic-Con, we have a surprise for you and our lovely Outdoor Patio in the Gaslamp! Local comic artist and phenom Ryan Benjamin will be adorning our chalkboards with his comic art magic. Join us for drinks, food, and art on Saturday, July 13th, from 3PM-5PM as Ryan creates his masterpieces that will serve as inspiration for Comic-Con specials running at Cafe 21 Gaslamp from July 17th thru July 21st.
Ryan Benjamin is a professional artist who started his career in comics in 1994 with Image Comics, which later branched off to become Wildstorm Comics. He continues to work in the comic book industry with companies such as Marvel, DC, DarkHorse, Acclaim, and Valiant Comics. In addition to comics, Ryan has worked and continues to work in the video game industry, animation, and digital comics. He was nominated for an Eisner award for the first time, last year, for his webcomic Brothers Bond. He has also started up Comic Pro Boot Camp, which helps aspiring comic book artists get to the next level of their craft.
Be sure to stop by and see Ryan during Comic-Con, where he will be drawing commissions and selling his artwork at Artist Alley, Table EE8, starting Preview Night on the 17th thru to Sunday, July 21st. He will also be at the ‘How to Draw as a Comic Pro’ panel with fellow artists Whilce Portacio, Kim Jung Gi and much more, Friday, July 19th, from 4PM-5PM.
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