San Francisco's world-famous comic book mecca, Isotope the Comic Book Lounge is the epicenter for comics coolness. The home of unique events with the industry's biggest names and some of the smallest, too. Including: Grant Morrison, Jim Lee, Eric Powell, JH Williams, Ian Gibson, MC Chris, Dave Johnson, Steve Niles, Warren Ellis, Ed Brubaker, Robert Kirkman, Darick Robertson, Erik Larsen, Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, Joe Casey, Tom Beland, Rick Remender, Brian Wood, B. Clay Moore, Brett Warnock, Adam Beechen, Andrew Boyd, Ms Monster, Eric Stephenson, Pine-am, Bill Willingham, Jason McNamara, Batton Lash, Jackie Estrada, Rob Osborne, Tony Talbert, Kirsten Baldock, JW Cotter, Danica Novgorodoff
Isotope the comic book lounge features the love for the comics with world class comic book pimps, the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics, and popular industry mixers
The Staff at Isotope the comic book lounge. Sexy comic nerds and so much more!
Events at Isotope the comic book lounge. Included are unique events like Grant Morrison's International Guide to Living Fabulously, Eric Powell's Monster Mash-Up, Jim Lee & Lee Bermejo All-Star Opening, MC Chris performing live, Ed Brubaker Armwrestling, JH Williams Baccanalia, Brian K. Vaughan & Tony Harris Voter Registration Drive, Pine-am performing live, Steve Niles Zombiefest, Continuity Art Show, Warren Ellis Scotch Tasting, Watermelon Races with Andrew Boyd, Tom Beland Eisner Nomination Bash, Brian Wood Month, APE AFTERMATH
Pictures glorious pictures! Photos and videos of the world's most beautiful comic book store and the sexy cool people who shop here. Jim Lee. Grant Morrison. Eric Powell. PINE*am. MC Chris. Danica Novgorodoff. Alternative Press Expo. Toilet Seats.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

An All-Star Opening
w/ Jim Lee, Lee Bermejo, Matteo Casali, Michele Petrucci, and Grazia Labaccaro

(San Francisco) James Sime, proprietor of San Francisco's award winning Isotope - the comic book lounge, announced today the much-anticipated all-star grand opening celebration of his newly relocated store. The gala celebration, heralding a new era for this world-class mecca of comics culture, will be held on Wednesday, July 20, and will feature some of the industry's finest creators from around the world including Jim Lee hot on the heels of 2005's biggest launch, All Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder.

The Isotope, which relocated to the Hayes Valley in the heart of San Francisco at the beginning of July, pushes the boundaries of comics retailing with an ultra modern industrial design. The curvaceous red walls and 14 foot ceilings of this new location bring together the best aspects of an original comic art gallery, a swank lounge, and a comic book store. "The Isotope was always intended to be on the bleeding edge," said Sime, "and with our recent re-imagining, there can be no doubt that we are redefining what comic retailing is all about. So to celebrate I wanted to do something really special. What could be more special than Jim Lee, Lee Bermejo, Matteo Casali, Michele Petrucci, and Grazia Labaccaro?"

The celebration's line-up of international all-star creators will be featuring their most recent works, including:

Jim Lee's All Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder (DC Comics)
Lee Bermejo's Lex Luthor Man of Steel (DC Comics)
Matteo Casali's Bonerest (Image Comics) and Silent Dance (Slave Labor Graphics)
Michele Petrucci's Due (Slave Labor Graphics)
Grazia Lobaccaro's Silent Dance (Slave Labor Graphics).

"This is sure to be an event to remember," said Sime, "And unlike the typical assembly-line convention signing, we've got some great surprises up our sleeves and my staff and I will be going out of our way to ensure that everybody gets a chance to have a red carpet moment with their favorite comic superstars. Definitely not to be missed!"

All-Star Opening with Jim Lee, Lee Bermejo, Matteo Casali, Michele Petrucci, and Grazia Labaccaro
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
7:00 pm - Midnight

Isotope - the comic book lounge
326 Fell St. (@ Gough)
San Franciso, CA 94102

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