Lea Hernandez may not be a household name like Stan Lee, but when tragedy struck the manga-influenced comic book artist of such titles as Killer Princesses
and Rumble Girls
, her fellow creators leapt to her aid faster than a speeding bullet and didn't even have to pull on any spandex to lend a helping hand. On September 6, Hernandez's home in San Antonio burned down, with most of her original artwork succumbing to the flames. CAPE 2.5
is a benefit for the Hernandez family, with comic creators producing works on site for immediate auction to the beat of a spinning DJ. Scheduled to appear are Scott Kurtz of PVP
, James O'Barr of The Crow
and Brock Rizy of Viper Comics
. But the guest of honor will be Hernandez herself, as the event will provide her a little "live art therapy" and remind her of all the friends she has in the comic book community. CAPE 2.5 takes flight 9 p.m. Saturday at the Metro Grill, 4425 N. Central Expressway. Call 214-219-8697 or visit zeuscomics.com
Sat., Sept. 30, 9 p.m.