HEX x Jim Lee Artist Backpack & Comic Collector Backpack both serve as innovative gadgets that provide flair, style, and technical need.
Rarely do backpacks fall into the gadget category.
We did write about the iBackPack’s Wi-Fi, charging goodness a while back. But this is different.
Well the HEX x Jim Lee Backpacks provide an array of cutting-edge tech savvy features that anyone, even muggles, can use.
How many times has my own backpack crisscrossed straps still slipped from my luggage’s handle and gone awry?
A lot, folks.
How often am I literally clamping an aluminum water bottle to my backpack or briefcase straps where it whips people as I walk?
Again, this happens a lot.
And at comic con, of all places, this makes for a lethal weapon as I rush to get to my interviews and then back to the booth for signings.
Welcome the secure luggage pass-through of the HEX x Jim Lee Artist Backpack.
If you are a professional, there is a nifty business card slot built right into the strap.
And there is a pull through charging cord, besides a standard fleece-lined laptop pocket (a mandatory item in my packs).
The whole thing, in and out is waterproof, and there is a convenient cell phone / passport pocket with hidden magnet closure.
And there is a mesh side pocket built to hold the widest of water bottles, or for the Comic packs a hefty poster tube for all of the signed prints and artwork to be had.
But the HEX x Jim Lee Artist Backpack and HEX x Jim Lee Comic Collector Backpack primarily serves two specific audiences with uber-geek novelties made custom for the respective backs bearing them.
World renowned comic book artist Jim Lee, and current Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment (DC Comics included, y’all) decided that lugging his own things in regular suitcases, satchels, and, yes, backpacks led to disaster when the utmost care was not used to pack and often despite great packing processes.
You see Jim Lee is a comic book aficionado and also happens to sketch on and sign a boatload of said books, and often for charity or for the joy of fanboys and girls all over the globe.
He still is the artist on many DC Comics covers regularly.
So he travels a lot, he brings valued collectible comic books with him, and he also works a lot, requiring a bevy of art supplies.
In a brilliant collaboration, Mr. Lee went to Hex, brought a custom Batman sketch for a liner and limited edition front of the backpack and went to work.
First for comic collectors everywhere: we have the HEX x Jim Lee Artist Backpack!
This gorgeous line of backpacks are HUGE providing 18.8 L of space within.
The HEX x Jim Lee Artist Backpack comes with waterproof inner pockets meant to hold and isolate ink, and it also comes with a separate 11×17” portfolio (standard comic artist page size) that acts as a totally separate satchel for those big meetings with publisher execs.
There are even limited edition batarang zipper pulls.
Holy zippers, Batman!
The HEX x Jim Lee Comic Collector Backpack is equipped with individual fleece-lined comic carrying pockets, for both bagged and boarded books of any age, and yes, even CGC-sized comics for the graded exchanges.
You want attention to detail?
Jim Lee made sure the front pocket on this bad boy fits the massive Overstreet Price Guide.
You have less than two days to get in on the Kickstarter and get a major discount on these backpacks, so get going, artists, comic collectors, and anyone looking for a slick, tech-tastic pack.