13 FEBRUARY 2015
Consider it an early Valentine's Day gift: not only has IDW Publishing relocated to San Diego, but they've opened a new comic art gallery there as well. Both the offices and gallery will be located in former Navy barracks within the historic NTC in Liberty Station. Harry L. Katz, former Head Curator in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress, is the curator.
The San Diego Comic Art Gallery will be located within the IDW space but it won't just show IDW work. There will be original art from comics and animation, author and artist appearances, installations and events. The first installation: an exhibit of the work of Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The grand opening is scheduled for 1 June 2015. Which means that yes, the gallery will be open for Comic-Con. I'd be surprised if they didn't host some kind of special event, so make a note to check back on what the SDCAG is doing in July. This already sounds like a top pick for outside events.