"Celebrating Sixty Years of Captain America" is the announced theme of
the American Association of Comicbook Collectors' 9th annual dinner.
The guest artists attending are John Romita. Sr., Gene Colan and George
Tuska. The event will take place during this year's San Diego ComiCon,
on the evening of July 21st, 2001.
"We are honored to have such great artists as our guests" David
Armstrong, Vice President of the organization and dinner Chairman,
said. "In addition to his contributions to the character in the 60s and
70s, John Romita, Sr. was the last artist to draw Captain America in the
50s. Gene Colan had a memorable run of Cap stories in the early 70s and
George Tuska took over from Jack Kirby on the original Tales of Suspense
Each of these artists are also known for other work at Marvel during
their long and varied careers. Romita had a spectacular run on
Spiderman, through the 60s and 70s, after Steve Ditko left the book.
Colan is remembered for his fine work on Daredevil and Tuska for his
great Iron Man run. These three artists, alone, represent over 150
years of work in the comic book business.
In addition to the guests of honor, those in attendance will include
John Buscema, Carmine Infantino, Irwin Donenfeld, Kieron Dwyer, Ramona
Fradon, Sam Glanzman,Ron Lim, Don Rosa, Dan Spiegle, Marie Severin and
several surprise guests.
"Last year's EC reunion dinner was a spectacular success and sold out in
advance of the event. We expect great response to this year's dinner
tribute to one of the most popular icons in the comic book world."
commented Bruce Edwards, President of the AACC.
Michael Naiman, Treasurer of the AACC added, "Because of the fabulous
response from last years exclusive art display, the AACC will be having
another private exhibition of never before seen Captain America original
art and memorabilia!"
The dinner will take place on Saturday night, July 21st at the
Manchester Room of the Hyatt Regency San Diego. A no-host cocktail hour begins at 7:00pm with dinner to follow. The dinner cost is $50.00 and must include current membership in the AACC. The membership is $25.00. Please contact the Treasurer, Michael Naiman, for tickets and dues. phone: 619 698 6666.
In closing, I would like to congratulate my partner Stephen and his lovely wife Tara- they are expecting a new addition in January .