Ex-lawyer, and renown brick artist Nathan Sawaya will be in town for San Diego Comic-Con this year. Apparently Nathan plans on teaming up with artist Jim Lee for a special live exhibition where he’ll recreate one of Jim’s Batman portraits using standard LEGO bricks. As part of the larger Darkness & Light: Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism exhibition that’s currently on display, the live event will take place on Friday, July 13th from 11 am to 4 pm at Michael J. Wolf Fine Art Gallery.
The exhibit itself is actually being done in conjunction with the DC Entertainment “We Can Be Heroes” campaign to raise awareness, and funds to combat starvation in Africa. The specific portrait Nathan plans to base his work on happens to be the center piece of the show, Jim Lee’s Batman: Justice — a large painting featuring a profile of Batman using an African-inspired color palette of yellow, black, green and red. Finally, keep in mind that the exhibition is open to the public, so even if you didn’t manage to score a Comic-Con badge, you can still attend.