Media Release — What: A celebration of George Herriman’s beloved strip with a special “Tiger Tea” patry, hosted by Craig Yoe and IDW Publishing and featuring commemorative tea mugs. The “Tiger Tea” party follows the Krazy Kat’s 100th Anniversary Celebration panel, offering a multimedia show of unpublished strips, drawings and paintings and a lively discussion with classic comic experts.
When and Where:
Krazy Kat’s 100th Anniversary Celebration panel: Friday, July 23rd at 4 pm in Room 9
Tiger Tea Party: Friday, July 23rd at 5:30 pm at the IDW booth #2643
More information: 2010 is the 100th anniversary year of when Krazy Kat was first beaned on the head by Ignatz Mouse as drawn by the genius cartoonist George Herriman. This great event will be celebrated at the San Diego Comic-Con in a big ZIP…POW way.
The convention committee commissioned Craig Yoe to create fifteen pages devoted to all things Krazy for the convention souvenir book to observe this century mark of what many think of the greatest comic of all time. There will be a celebration/panel at 4-5 pm in Room 4 led by Yoe including Douglas Wolk, author of Reading Comics, and Pete Maresca, publisher of a “Krazy Kat: A Celebration of Sundays.”
In addition to an in-depth discussion of a century of Krazy and Ignatz, the panel will be capped off by an exclusive world premier of a fascinating and endearing 1930s home movie of George Herriman!
After the panel, IDW Publishing (booth #2643) will host a “Tiger Tea” party beginning at 5:30 pm. Krazy + Ignatz in Tiger Tea is a new book edited by Yoe and published by IDW that collects infamous Krazy Kat strips where the creations of Herriman ingested an illegal substance and had psychedelic experiences. Revelers at the booth will have the opportunity to get books signed. And they can drink the “Tiger Tea” being served from a limited edition con-exclusive Tiger Tea mug Yoe has designed especially for the occasion.
Please note: IDW or Yoe Books are not responsible for any attendee being arrested by Offissa Pupp and thrown in the Coconino County Jail for imbibing “Tiger Tea.”