West of Lenin and The Panel Jumper Present: THE PANEL JUMPER LIVE Chapter VI

West of Lenin and The Panel Jumper Present: THE PANEL JUMPER LIVE Chapter VI

Join us for our sixth chapter of The Panel Jumper **LIVE** and celebrate the magic of sequential storytelling-comic books! Produced in collaboration with West of Lenin, this one-night gala of excruciatingly gifted Seattle-based talent will leave you grateful for all nerd culture has to offer.

We are over the moon to announce fantabulous return of Nerd Rock pioneer, Kyle Stevens AKA Kirby Krackle! Wait, there's more-like a pulchritudinous comic strip PowerPoint from Jim Jewell introducing us to an unplumbed domain of academic inquiry: Shmoo Studies. Comic artist Lonnie Mann (Thoughts from Iceland) talks comic memoirs and his experiences going places, doing things, and eating stuff. Thrill to a newly commissioned short play by the brilliant and inimitable Maggie Lee (The Tumbleweed Zephyr, A Hand of Talons). Experience the world premiere screening of the latest Panel Jumper episode, "Jack Kirby and the Lord of Light" and thrill to the true tale of space gods, hostages and how a comic industry legend helped save six innocent lives. Revel in a live recording by that quartet of frightfully sincere nerds of the Perfect Bound Podcast. We'll close the evening with some nerd-tacular burlesque in the form of some very hot, Tolkien tease with Kir Royale and Olivia of the Stage!

Attendees must be at least 18 years of age.


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 MAP Theatre's Greensward) 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.


West of Lenin is a modern 88 seat 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.

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