About The Panel Jumper: Live & Streaming
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KILL DATE: JULY 9 TH , 2022
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CONTACT: Cole Hornaday
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WEST OF LENIN AND THE PANEL JUMPER
THE PANEL JUMPER
A COMIC BOOK-THEMED EVENT
WHO: West of Lenin & The Panel Jumper
WHAT: The Panel Jumper **Live-Streaming**
WHEN: Friday, July 8th, 2022 @ 7:00pm PST
WHY: To celebrate the magic of sequential storytelling
WHERE: (LIVE) West of Lenin, 203 North 36 th , Seattle, WA 98103
ABOUT THE PANEL JUMPER **LIVE-STREAMING**
The Panel Jumper team is excited to announce our next cabaret event will come to you LIVE
Join us for an evening unlike any other – the show where artist and audience alike celebrate their
otaku – those particularly odd and wonderful passions that make us the colorful creatures we are.
Here’s what we have waiting in the wings:
Singer/Songwriter Allie LaRoe transmutes magic into music while transporting us to realms of
fantasy and inspiration.
Giggle and thrill to the latest installment of playwright Anthea Carns’(Annex Theatre’s The Devil and Sarah Blackwater) Adventures of the Solar Union Exploration Corp.
Our industry guest is our favorite Stranger cartoonist and author of Disillusioned Illusions, Greg Stump.
Had enough of masks? You may experience a change of heart when the Incubator Ensemble featuring the talents of Sarah Bixler, Dylan Smith, and Leslie Duran Graves reveal their poignant and timely masked work.
We’ll screen the latest episode of The Panel Jumper web series, “Hail to the Jungle Queen”, in which Cole Hornaday
and Darian Lindle guide us through the undergrowth on the trail of women in leopard skins and
what their stories tell us about life the urban jungle.
Finally, we’ll invite comedian and creepy-doll-loving raconteur Allison Lizotte (Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery and Radio
Larp) to do some thrift store picking so she might channel the tales of some terrific and terrible toys.
Please mark your calendars and join hosts Ben Laurance and Cole Hornaday for The Panel
Jumper **LIVE-STREAMING** and celebrate nerd culture in all its myriad forms! Produced in
collaboration with West of Lenin, this rare revelry of Seattle-based talent will leave you giddy and
inspired by all our geek community has to offer.
** If attending the show in person, we ask you bring proof of vaccination and wear a mask during
the performance. **
Recommended for viewers 18 years of age.
ABOUT THE PANEL JUMPER–
A web series that goes all the way to the rivets to examine the details of comic book history and
lore, The Panel Jumper is a quirky documentary-style program that unearths the seldom-
celebrated, always colorful tales of comic book culture. Written and co-produced by Cole
Hornaday (Boxoffice Magazine, Annex Theatre’s Team of Heroes Trilogy) and Ben Laurance
(Caution Zero Network, SketchFest, and Gude/Laurance) this video series has intrigued and
inspired name industry notables with their unique blend of history and humor. Find it on YouTube.
“Drop dead awesome…SHEER EXCELLENCE.”
-Paul Gulacy, Eagle and Eisner Award-Winning Artist (Marvel’s The Hands of Shang-
Chi, Master of Kung-Fu)
“The Panel Jumper exposes a history of comics far weirder than I’d imagined. I can’t wait to find
out what they unearth next!”
-Gene Ha, Eisner Award-Winning Artist (Alan Moore’s Top Ten) and creator of Mae
“The Panel Jumper is witty, informed, and informative – offering commentary on all kinds of
aspects of the comic book industry in an entertaining fashion.”
-Professor Ben Saunders, Do the Gods Wear Capes? Spirituality,
Fantasy, and Superheroes
ABOUT WEST OF LENIN–
West of Lenin is state-of-the-art, intimate black box theatre and studio space located in Seattle’s
Fremont neighborhood. Owned and operated by Seattle theater entrepreneur AJ Epstein, West of
Lenin is also available as a rental venue. A well-equipped and intimate space it offers a wide
range of programming, from in-house and guest produced plays, to musical events, readings and
more, West of Lenin is a local entertainment destination.
WEST OF LENIN SOCIAL MEDIA–
THE PANEL JUMPER SOCIAL MEDIA–