The folks at IDW sure know how to throw a party. This year, they’re adding comic book legends Walter Simonson (writer/artist behind The Mighty Thor, Manhunter, and Ragnarök) and Stan Sakai (the mind behind Usagi Yojimbo) as their special guests for their annual San Diego Comic-Con dinner to be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
Fans will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with Sakai and Simonson in a private room at an upscale restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter, just minutes from the convention center. This dinner is limited to a handfull of fans, however, and these fans must purchase one of two dinner packages in order to attend.
THE SAKAI DINNER PACKAGE: Includes dinner, one (1) copy of the Usagi Yojimbo: Grasscutter Artist’s Select Edition with a foil stamp unique to this event, one (1) Original Illustration by Sakai (featuring any Usagi Yojimbo character of the diner’s choosing), plus additional surprise goodies.
THE SIMONSON DINNER PACKAGE: Includes dinner, one (1) copy of the Walter Simonson’s Star Wars Artifact Edition with a foil stamp unique to this event, one (1) Original Illustration by Simonson (featuring a character of the diner’s choosing), plus additional surprise goodies.
Fans who buy both packages will receive a special Walter Simonson & Stan Sakai Artist’s Edition Print – an extremely limited jam piece, only available at this event.
The price for either dinner package is $500 each. Tickets for the event can be purchased through IDW’s website.