Next week sees the launch of Boom! Studios music venue-inspired "CBGB" anthology and, true to form, contributors Sam Humphries and artist Rob G. are taking a DIY approach to promoting. Starting next week the pair will independently be promoting the book with a special, limited edition print by G., which will be available for free at select retailers (and at Comic-Con) with the purchase of "CBGB" #1. That's just how those dudes roll.

"I asked Rob for a piece of original artwork to use on the print. I was expecting something cool, but maybe not much more than a sketch or a quick drawing -- Rob's a busy dude. But as you can see it's a fully inked, colored, realized, gorgeous piece. He absolutely killed it, just like he did on our story," said Humphries.

Featuring stories by the teams of Humphries/G. and Kieron Gillen/March Ellerby, "CBGB" #1 hits stores next Wednesday with a cover by none other than Jamie Hernandez ("Love and Rockets"). Humphries and Gillen will be signing the issues at the Boom! booth ( #2743) during next Wednesday's preview night at SDCC, giving attendees a good shot at picking up one of the just 500, 6x6" prints in person. Fans wanting to score a print for free need only stay tuned to Humphries' blog on Friday for a special contest.

Hit the jump for a full list of participating comic shops.

Midtown Comics - Grand Central

459 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10017

(212) 302-8192

Midtown Comics - Times Square

200 W. 40th Street

New York, NY 10018

(212) 302-8192


Quimby's Bookstore

1854 West North Avenue

Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 342-0910


Meltdown Comics

7522 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 851-7223

The Secret Headquarters

3817 West Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90026

(323) 666-2228


Floating World Comics

20 Northwest 5th Avenue

Portland, OR 97209

(503) 241-0227‎


Isotope Comics

326 Fell Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 621-6543


Lone Star Comics - Central Arlington

1215 S. Cooper St.

Arlington, TX 76010

(817) 265-0491

Lone Star Comics - South Arlington

4001 W. Green Oaks Blvd.

Suite 153

Arlington, TX 76017

(817) 563-2550

Lone Star Comics - Dallas

6780 Abrams Rd. #109

Dallas, TX 75231

(214) 553-2555

Lone Star Comics - Fort Worth

5429 S. Hulen Street

Ft. Worth, TX 76132

(817) 346-7773

Lone Star Comics - Hurst

931 Melbourne Rd.

Hurst, TX

(817) 595-4375

Lone Star Comics - Mesquite

3501 Gus Thomasson Rd. #51

Mesquite, TX 75150

(972) 681-2040

Lone Star Comics - Plano

3100 Independence Parkway #318

Plano, TX

(972) 985-1593


The Beguiling

601 Markham Street

Toronto, ON M6G 2L7, Canada

(416) 533-9168

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