The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the upcoming release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation with a full day of special events on Saturday, March 16, 2013.
The internationally renowned cosplay charity group Cobra 1st Legion will be in attendance, dressed as popular G.I. Joe and Cobra characters to pose for photographs and greet museum visitors. The Legion will be gathering slightly used book donations for the non-profit Operation Paperback to send books to the real American heroes, our currently serving Service Members and Veterans. Whomever donates the most books on March 16 will be the guest of honor of Cobra 1st Legion on Tuesday, March 26 as they attend a VIP advance screening of G.I. Joe: Retaliation in San Francisco.
Several top Bay Area cartoonists will also be on hand to sketch G.I. Joe characters for museum patrons. Sketches will be drawn free of charge, but donations to the Cartoon Art Museum will be greatly appreciated.
For more information about Cobra 1st Legion visit www.cobra1stlegion.com <http://www.cobra1stlegion.com>
For more information about Operation Paperback visit www.operationpaperback.org <http://www.operationpaperback.org>
Duty Roster of attending artists:
Frankie “Ace” Addiego (12-2pm)
Michael “Clutch” Capozzola (12-2pm)
“Mutt” Harding (1-3pm)
Travis “Zap” Holocron (2-4pm)
Brian “Crazylegs” Kolm (2-4pm)
Vincent “Bazooka” Kukua (3-5pm)
Larry “Lowlight” Luna (3-5pm)
About G.I. Joe: Retaliation:
Synopsis: In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
Directed by: Jon Chu
Cast: Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee
Release date: Friday, March 29
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