In September 2016 Tim Benson's OmahaBound staged The Panel Exploration Workshop which featured discussions on the art of creating great comic books from idea to script to illustration and beyond. Guest speakers included Stan Sakai, Phil Hester, Cullen Bunn, Eric Gapstur, Jeff Koterba, Bruce McCorkindale, and Allen Passalaqua, as well as guests from the University of Nebraska.
Followed by a keynote speech from Stan Sakai. Panel Exploration program featured extended information about the craft of comic books and their creation and concluded with a meet and greet with our Workshop guests.
OmahaBound would like to thank all those that helped make Panel Exploration a success: Krypton Comics, Legend Comics and Coffee, Hot Shops Art Center, Bruce Shedd of Konica Minolta, Single Bound Studios, Jeff Lawler, Max Riffner, AE Stueve, Rick Hiltbrunner, Chase Magnett, Jeremy Johnson, and many others for all of their assistance.
In August 2017 Tim Benson's OmahaBound staged Phil Hester's 100 Kirbys character drawing marathon at Krypton Comics Omaha.
Phil and inkers Ande Park, Eric Gapstur, Bruce McCorkindale, Max Riffner, Fred Gorham and host store Krypton Comics raised about $7,000.00 for the Hero Initiative while making Kirby's 100th Birthday a milestone event!
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