Jim Lee is giving away 50 sketches at Comic-Con

Fifty lucky attendees will get a drawing by the legendary comic book artist

Today kicks off the massive annual celebration of geekdom known as San Diego Comic-Con. For four days, sweaty legions of thousands of eager fans -- costumed and non-costumed alike -- will descend upon the pop culture mecca. Heads up: if you're headed to the San Diego Convention Center, and you're extremely lucky, you might walk away with a rare free sketch by legendary artist Jim Lee.

Lee, the Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment, is celebrating his upcoming 50th birthday (August 11) by giving away 50 sketches of various characters at his Comic-Con spotlight panel on Sunday. Lee's Batman art -- commemorating the character's 75th anniversary -- also graces the cover of the convention's souvenir book.

Check out this great interview with the comic book industry icon:

Jim Lee is one of my lifelong creative heroes. If you're going to Comic-Con, and happen to be one of the fifty lucky-ass fans to get your grubby hands on a Jim Lee sketch, you are absolutely entitled to snap a photo, post it on social media and brag like hell about it. Have fun and good luck.

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More here: Q&A: DC Entertainment's Jim Lee on Batman, Comic-Con and Zack Snyder

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