Posts Tagged 'the factory'

Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday is Free Comic Book Day!
Via Universe of Superheroes:

Special guests from the 501st Legion, the First Coast Ghostbusters, the Jacksonville Roller Girls, and a few local comic book creators will be on hand to make this the best Free Comic Book Day yet. Its an event for the whole family, so feel free to bring your kids. We will also be hosting our traditional cook-out with James and his assistants manning the grill throughout the day. We will also have other events throughout the day to be announced.

Also, we will be having our Annual FCBD Sale, with between 25 to 50% off everything in the store. Most of our DC Direct figures will be either $5 or $10. All graphic novels 25% off, and most back issues 50% off. Come choose from our wide variety of statues, toys, books, and other merchandise. We will also have local piercer, Justin Aschliman, doing $20 piercings throughout the day.

Afterwards, there will be an afterparty at the Factory, so dress up as your favorite character and come on by.

Confirmed guests so far are Rachel Pandich and Ashley Lanni featuring their new comic Aspire, Richard Patterson doing face-painting and raising money for Autism Speaks, Roxanne Henkle a.k.a. Rocks of Spazz House (artist in residence for, and edbot5000 (as featured on the cover of Movement Magazine) who will be showing off his art both at the shop and the Factory during the afterparty.

Come hang out with us Saturday! Hope to see you there! -eb5k


Rare Warhol Collection Stolen

“Police in Los Angeles say a multi-million dollar Andy Warhol art collection has been stolen from a private home in the city,” writes the BBC. “Among the missing works are 10 pieces created by Warhol in the late 1970s depicting famous athletes, including Muhammad Ali and OJ Simpson.

“They were taken from the house of businessman Richard Weisman. A portrait of Mr Weisman was also stolen.

“A $1m reward has been offered for information leading to their recovery.

“The silkscreen pieces, commissioned by Mr Weisman, are valued at several million dollars.

“Police said that the artworks – each one 40 inches (101 cm) square – had been taken on the 2 or 3 September.

“Their disappearance was discovered by a domestic employee, who found the dining room walls bare and alerted the police.

“Among the sports stars depicted in the series of the pieces were tennis champion Chris Evert, Los Angeles Lakers basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill.

“Though the house was locked up at the time of the theft, Los Angeles police said the rest of the property had remained untouched and there was no sign of forced entry.

“’This was a very clean crime,’ Detective Mark Sommer said. ‘[The home] wasn’t ransacked.’

“He added that the Warhol collection of sports personalities seemed to have been specifically targeted for the theft as other artwork, including pieces by Warhol, had not been taken.

“’For some reason they had an interest in this collection,’ he said.

“Mr Weisman described the theft of the works as ‘a profoundly personal loss to me and my family’.

“Andy Warhol, who died in 1987, became internationally famous in the 1960s for his iconic image of a Campbell’s soup can and the social gatherings at his New York studio, ‘The Factory’.”

Via the BBC.– Found on B.Gray

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