The long running cult classic Miami Beach comic book, The Adventures of Bibi & Friends, is celebrating its 13th Anniversary at Nikki Beach, Wednesday November 14th, 2012 from 8 PM– Midnight. The event will unveil the “Comic Character Art Show”, featuring the comic characters of Miami Beach; a selection of about 400 friends, celebrities, movers & shakers and restaurant & nightclub owners that have appeared in the books during the past 13 years.
Locals that have appeared in The Adventures of Bibi & Friends include Mayor Matti Bower, George Neary, Michael Dreiling, Anastasia The Great, Charlie Cinnamon, Willard Shepard, Belkys Nerey, Jerry & Sandi Powers, Tommy Pooch, Jason Binn, Thomas Kramer, Dr. Lenny Roudner, Merle & Danny Weiss, Elaine Lancaster, Sanford Ziff, Myles Chefetz, Sharif Malnik, Gerry Kelly, Joey Rolon, James Cubby, Claudine Smurfit, Michael Capponi, Michael Gongora, Tara Solomon and many others.
Celebrities that have appeared in the book have included Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Mickey Rourke, George Clooney, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Harrison Ford, Madonna, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jon Secada, Robert DeNiro, Tony Bennett, Donald Trump, Sean Combs, Russell Simmons, Cher, Enrique Iglesias, Sean Penn, Andy Garcia, Julio Iglesias Jr. and Jose Feliciano.
The comic character art will continue as a satellite show that will be featured at different venues around town before and during Art Basel week. The first art show Organic Comic Art will be held at WHOLE FOODS MARKET SOUTH BEACH Thursday, November 29th, 7 – 9PM benefiting the Miami Rescue Mission. The following venues, HAVEN Lounge & Restaurant, TWIST Nightclub, Q Lounge, CHALK Lounge & MAMUSHKA Gallery in Midtown, will run exhibitions from Nov 26th – December 9th, 2012.
Art Illustration Credit: Sylvie Robert www.sylvierobert.com/ & Brigitte Andrade