Collector’s Paradise Announces Joe Keatinge / Hell Yeah Day on March 7
Collector’s paradise ANNOUNCES THAT MARCH 7, 2012 IS JOE KEATINGE DAY AT BOTH STORES!
Los Angeles area’s Leading Retail Comic Book Store Chain promotes release of Image Comics’ HELL YEAH #1 with a special event and Exclusive branded Cover for the first issue!
Canoga Park, Calif., February 29, 2012 – Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, is proud to announce that the on March 7, starting at 12pm and lasting until 10 pm on Wednesday, they are celebrating Joe Keatinge / Hell Yeah Day at both store locations.
“I first left Los Angeles ten years ago, then only dreaming of someday creating comics.” said Joe Keatinge, adding: “Coming back after a decade with HELL YEAH, the one I’ve been conceiving since I was a kid, is beyond exciting. Collector’s Paradise is an ideal venue in making that happen.”
“Joe Keatinge grew up in Los Angeles, emmersed in the early Image Comics culture. He exemplifies the true spirit of Image Comics, the biggest and best of the Independent comic book publishers.” said Edward Greenberg, managing partner of Collector’s Paradise, adding: “Joe has been a friend for a long time and it makes me very proud to be the one helping him release his first major creator-owned work in his birth town for all his fans and family.”
Collector’s Paradise is planning two events on March 7. First, from noon to 3pm, Mr. Keatinge will be signing at the San Fernando Valley branch in Canoga Park. Copies of both regular and Collector’s Paradise Exclusive covers of Hell Yeah #1 will be available at the signing. Joe will answer questions from his unique perspective as a writer, Eisner-Award winning editor, and former publisher representative.
After a small break, the Release Party will start at 7pm at the Pasadena branch of Collector’s Paradise. This will be an “18 and over” event where alcohol will be served for anyone over 21 years of age. Industry professionals and fans alike are invited to celebrate release of Hell Yeah #1.
Joe Keatinge is a writer of comics like HELL YEAH with illustrator Andre Szymanowicz, GLORY with illustrator Ross Campbell, BRUTAL with co-creator/co-writer/illustrator Frank Cho, Stardust the Super Wizard with illustrator Michael Allred and Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies with illustrators Erik Larsen/Dean Haspiel/Simon Fraser/Joe Infurnari/Michael Cavallaro/Tim Hamilton/George O’Connor. He was also the Executive Editor of the Eisner & Harvey award winning Image Comics anthology PopGun. He lives in Portland, OR and works out of Tranquility Base.
Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery has been a mainstay in the Southern California Comic Book scene since 1994. In recent years, the store has focused on offering their customers an exceptional experience that goes beyond collecting comic books, from creator appearances, to proprietary online subscription manager software, and an Art Gallery. The store recently opened its second branch, on the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Del Mar in Old Town Pasadena. The store’s future plans include many new and very different ways to experience the comic book culture.