The Launch Party FAQ
After years of work, Chinatown is finally in print, and it’s time to debut in Chicago. Next month we’re celebrating not only the release of our first graphic novel, but the one-year anniversary of Sun Bros Studios. It’ll be a night to remember. Wine, cheese, and hors d’oeuvres from Chicago’s Chinatown. A gallery preview of future Sun Bros artwork and projects. Crazy good Chinese pop music. A chance to meet the mad geniuses and loyal fans behind the book. And of course, the opportunity to see Chinatown for yourself.
We’ve received a lot of requests for more information about the Launch Party, so we’re putting up this FAQ to answer all your questions. If you’re looking for details that somehow aren’t covered below, just shoot Wesley an e.mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook or Twitter.
1. So when and where is this Launch Party?
The Chinatown Launch Party is on Saturday, December 15 from 6:00pm ’til 10:00pm. It’ll be on the South Side of Chicago at the Experimental Station (6100 S Blackstone), just a few blocks away from the University of Chicago. There’s free (and easy) street parking along 61st street and Blackstone Ave. The place itself can be a little hard to find—set back and around the corner from the main street. Don’t worry—we’ll have signs up getting you to the front door.
2. Who’s invited? Can I bring my friends?
Everyone who pre-ordered Chinatown on Kickstarter received an invitation to the Launch Party and can pick up their autographed copies and art prints when they arrive. We’ve also invited local artsits, fellow creators, and bookstore owners in Chicagoland—and you’re invited too! Bring your friends, bring colleagues, and bring whomever you’d like. To RSVP, please click here.
3. Is there a cover charge?
Nope. It’s completely free to get in. If you didn’t get in on the Kickstarter, you can have your own copy of Chinatown for $25. We’ll also be selling 5×7″ art prints which our backers received free since we hit our stretch goal!
4. What’s this I hear about a gallery preview?
As you saw in our second Kickstarter video, we’ve got big plans for 2013. We’re giving everyone who attends the Launch Party a preview of what’s in store for Sun Bros Studios in the very near future. You’ll see concept art on display from some of our upcoming projects—Apocalypse Man, Neon Fruitpunch, and Boss Panda.
5. So what’s the food and drink situation look like?
Wine, cheese, and hors d’oeuvres from Chicago’s Chinatown. There will also be non-alcoholic drink options and White Rabbit Candy. Wesley loves Chinese bakeries, so expect some really good pastries as well. We’ll have a bartender posted and we are absolutely serious about not serving any drinks to minors.
6. Do I have to get dressed up for this?
I’ll tell you right now that the Sun Bros will be dressed to kill. However, you can wear whatever you’d like. We expect most guests will show up “casual nice.”
7. OMG, I just made the biggest mistake of my life and didn’t back you guys on Kickstarter!!! Is this really my last chance ever to get my very own copy of Chinatown?!
Not at all. Just a few days after the Launch Party, Chinatown will be available in select bookstores in Chicago. By 2013, you’ll be able to download a digital copy from our website and order the book online. We’ll also be taking Chinatown to comic conventions in Chicagoland and throughout the Midwest. This is definitely not your last chance to get a copy of Chinatown!