San Diego Comic-Con 2009 officially kicks off this Wednesday and there’s no shortage of art related events happening after the convention center floor shuts down. From the premiere of Mark Murphy’sScribble.08″ art documentary and coinciding art exhibition (from which the James Jean (interviewed) piece seen above is from), to a live-painting event put on by our friends at Munky King and Hi-Fructose and much more, there’s no better way to relax after a long day of walking around at the Con.

Get a full overview of the best art events during Comic-Con 2009 after the jump.

Thu, July 23rd 6:30-11:30PM
“Scribble08 Film Premiere and Art Exhibition”
Wonderhaus (old Wonderbread Factory)
1441 L. St., San Diego 92101

Premier event featuring a new documentary art film “Scribble08,” art exhibition, live music and cash bar. Art exhibition features 25 Artists curated by Mark Murphy, including: Jesse M Balmer, Glenn Barr, Tim Biskup, Cathie Bleck, Matthew Bone, Marc Burckhardt, Collin Christian, Sas Christian, Kevin Christy, Christian and Rob Clayton, Robert Connett, Tony Fitzpatrick, AJ Fosik, Femke Hiemstra, Hiro Kurata, James Jean, Chris Mars, Jeff Soto, Gary Taxali, Thesis, Mark Todd, Damon Soule, Esther Pearl Watson, Kent Williams and Martin Wittfooth

Scribble08 art film features a 48 minute art documentary film featuring The Clayton Brothers, Martha Rich, Jeff Soto, Joe Sorren, Tim Biskup, Camille Rose Garcia, Kevin Christy and music by Tim Biskup, Joe Sorren, Jason Holley, MANUOK and more.

Thu, July 23rd 8:30PM-On
“Munky Bidness”
Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar
410 Tenth Ave., San Diego 92101 / 619.531.8869

Munky King and Hi-Fructose present this event featuring live painting and music. Painting live throughout the evening are Attaboy, Buff Monster, Food One, Carlos Ramos and Chris Ryniak. To take things up a notch, Buff Monster and Food One will be painting on lovely ladies as their canvas of choice. Gift bags for the first 50 people!

Fri, July 24th 6:00PM-12:30AM
“Planet Illogica Release Party”
Wonderhaus (old Wonderbread Factory)
1441 L. St., San Diego 92101

Fine art, live music featuring Tyler Bates (composer of “300” and “Watchmen”), cash bar, food and great friends. Featured artists include Travis Louie, Lola, Kathie Olivas, Nathan Ota, Brandt Peters, Nathan Spoor, Molly Crabapple, Dan May, Brandi Milne, Bob Dob, Jon Todd, Jeni Yang, David “Netherland” Van Alphen, Jonathan Bergeron, Chris Buzelli, Amy Crehore, Steven Daily, Brendan Danielsson, Leslie Ditto, P-Jay Fidler, Travis Lampe, Jason Limon, Tim Mantoani, Mike Maxwell, Joel Nakamura, Luke Ramsey, Chris Ryniak, Erik Sandberg, Raudiel Sanudo, Mijn Schatje, Matt Stallings, David Russell Talbott, Joe Vaux and Marco Wagner. Note: 21+ event.

Fri, July 24th 6-10PM
“Meanwhile… at the Hall of Justice: A Collection of Superhero Mishaps”
Subtext Gallery & Design Bookstore
2479 Kettner Blvd., San Diego 92101 / 619.546.8800

Even superheroes have their bad days. What have your favorite heroes been hiding under their capes? Group show with participating artists: Kozyndan, Bwana Spoons, Joshua Clay, Tiffany Liu, Angry Woebots, Kelly Vivanco, Matt Stallings, N.C. Winters, Shawn Wolfe, Demitrius May, Patrick Ballesteros, Aaron Thomas, Ken Garduno, Pamela Jaeger, Tocayo, PJ Fidler, Gideon Boomer, Eric Davison, Josh Taylor, Arbito, Aaron Jasinski, N8 Van Dyke, Tom Haubs, Scott Altmann, Ricardo Rodriguez, Jera Tidwell, Joshua Ellingson, Nathan Fox, Angelina Wrona, Shannah O’ Meara, Meg Hunt, The Little Friends of Printmaking, Marie Barr, CkaweekS, Newkon, Peekaboo, MyCryptonauts, James Jirat Patradoon, Justin White, Jonathan Wayshak, Zach Johnsen, Sherwin Viray, Graham Smith, David Finch, Stephen Gibb, Bradford Lynn & more.
(On view through July 26th)

Fri, July 24th 8-10PM
“Comic-Con Afterparty / Dr. Sketchy’s San Diego 2-Year Anniversary”
Ruby Room
1271 University Ave., San Diego 92103
$12 at the door / $6 for Con badge holders

Hosted by Dr. Sketchy’s founder Molly Crabapple. Molly will bring characters to life from her first graphic novel “Scarlett Takes Manhattan” where San Diego burlesque beauty Lady Borgia poses as the title character. Bring your drawing supplies!

Discuss San Diego Comic-Con 2009 here.