Media Release — Just in time for Green Lantern’s theatrical debut, the Cartoon Art Museum is presenting the first museum exhibition celebrating 70 years of DC Comics’ emerald knight! Over 60 pieces of original artwork will be on display, including works by Gil Kane, Neal Adams, Joe Staton, Mike Mignola, George Perez, Brian Bolland, Brent Anderson and Green Lantern co-creator Martin Nodell, with more artists to be announced!
To celebrate the exhibition, the Cartoon Art Museum is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime “Green Tie” gala with original artwork and popular Green Lantern creators. This celebration takes place Thursday, June 9, 2011 starting at 7:00 pm at San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum at 655 Mission Street. Tickets to The Green Tie Event are only $30, or $15 for current Cartoon Art Museum members. Each purchased ticket includes an optional guest ticket.
At this special event, visitors will be treated to a private viewing of the exhibition with the Cartoon Art Museum’s curatorial staff while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. Best of all, you will mingle with some of the most talented Green Lantern writers from the past four decades, along with other comic book creators. Tickets for this fundraising event can be purchased through Guestlist Ticketing: http://guestli.st/55929
Guests of Honor for the Green Tie event include:
•Steve Englehart (Green Lantern Corps, Detective Comics)
•Mike Friedrich (Green Lantern, Justice League of America)
•Gerard Jones (Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn, Justice League International)
•Judd Winick (Green Lantern, Batman)
Stay tuned for additional creators as they confirm.
For those super-fans who want the full Green Lantern experience we have additional levels for the event.
For only $50, in addition to admission for two to The Green Tie event, you will also receive a one-year individual CAM membership which entitles you to discounted tickets for CAM events, a member’s discount at the CAM bookstore, and free admission to the museum for you and a guest throughout the year. This ticket is just $5 more than the cost of a CAM membership, so there’s never been a better time to join!
For just $75, you’ll get everything above AND a signed Green Lantern graphic novel from one of The Green Tie event’s Guests of Honor!
For $100, you and three additional guests can attend the event as well as the Individual CAM membership and a signed Green Lantern graphic novel signed by one of our Guests of Honor!
And for the ultimate Green Lantern fan experience, CAM will acknowledge $500 level ticket buyers with Sponsorship Recognition in our Green Lantern exhibition and on our website. Exhibition sponsors will receive four tickets to the Green Tie event, a One Year Friend-level membership and a Green Lantern graphic novel signed by one of our Guests of Honor!
And if that weren’t enough, all proceeds from this event will be matched dollar for dollar by The Sparky Challenge, as part of the Charles M. Schulz estate’s continued support of the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing programs and exhibitions. Your $50 ticket package will provide a total of $100 in funding for the Cartoon Art Museum!
Partial sponsorship has been provided by Guestlist Ticketing, which is facilitating advance ticket sales for this event. For more information about Guestlist, please visit guestlistapp.com
Kilowog Level: $15: Admission for Two for the Green Tie Event for current CAM Members
Guy Gardner Level: $30: Admission for Two for the Green Tie Event
Kyle Rayner Level: $50: Admission for Two for the Green Tie Event and a One Year Individual Membership to CAM
Alan Scott Level: $75: Admission for Two for the Green Tie Event, a One Year Individual Membership to CAM, and a Graphic Novel Signed by a Guest of Honor
John Stewart Level: $100: Admission for Four for the Green Tie Event, a One Year Family Membership to CAM, and a Graphic Novel Signed by a Guest of Honor
Hal Jordan Level: $500: Sponsorship Recognition in Green Lantern exhibition, Four Green Tie Event Tickets, a One Year Friend Membership to CAM, a Graphic Novel Signed by a Guest of Honor