In May we held a very special fundraiser event for the Oregon Hemophilia Treatment Center, where artists drew their rendition of Kitty Pryde from the X-Men and we auctioned the art for charity. One of the standout pieces was by local illustrator, Zachary Baldus. An editor at Marvel Comics was so impressed with Zachary’s work he offered him a gig drawing an upcoming issue of New Mutants. This October 1st Thursday, Zachary will join us to celebrate the release of New Mutants #5, with an exhibit of original artwork and a book signing.
WHO: Zachary Baldus
WHAT: New Mutants book signing and art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday, October 1st, 6-10pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th Ave #101
Zachary Baldus grew up in Wild Rose, WI. Graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Moved to Portland in 2006. He likes skateboarding, table tennis, LOST, and Survivor. He draws graphics for Baker Skateboards, and has worked for MTV, Time, New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Penthouse, Mad Magazine, Golf Digest, The Criterion Collection, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Scholastic, Knopf Books, Puffin Books, and many others.
New Mutants is a spin-off of the popular X-Men comics published by Marvel. The series generally features a “new generation” of younger students at Professor Xavier’s school. The series was relaunched this year and has received a very positive reaction from fans. We will be featuring artwork from issue #5, which Zachary illustrated.