Thursday, November 22, 2007

Extraordinary signing pt. 2!

Are these people having a great time at Alternate Reality Comics closing stop of the Kevin O' Neill signing - does Galactus eat planets (a nod to last week's Simpsons with it's many great comic book geek nods that we got to share with Kevin who wanted to see Alan Moore's appearance)!?

Little Davy Smuckers Johnson told me that he wants his parents, Heather and Scott, to read Black Dossier to him at bedtime!

The guy in dreads holding a sketchbook is uber cool Brent Cooper who celebrated his birthday at the signing by getting a great Mr. Hyde sketch from Kevin!

And here we have the last few lucky people getting their Black Dossiers signed. I want to say again how gratified I am that so many people are picking up Black Dossier because like the previous two League of Extrordinary Gentleman volumes and other Alan Moore works, I know that they'll be highly entertained and enriched after their reading experiences.

Group photo before Kevin and Dawn (Kevin's girlfriend, the lovely blond on the left) continue to do the Vegas thang (they understandably wanted to do their own thang after their crazy week, especially Dawn who had never been to the U.S. before). Dawn bought these awesome red and white vinyl boots in San Francisco around the corner from Comix Experience that you can partially see in this photo (yes they do look like Wonder Woman's boots)! The guy in the photo on the left is Derrick, who owns Comic Oasis also here in Las Vegas and one of the tour stops (Derrick is an altogether great guy and has a great store).

After the signing, Kate and myself, along with my friends Joel and Joseph (who also helped me out greatly at the store during the signing), Derrick and his artist friend Charles Holbert, Joel's wife Sandra and our new friend Jennifer all had a great dinner at Toto's Mexican Restuarant. A wonderful end to a wonderful signing and wonderful day!


Scott Dunbier said...

Sounds like a great signing, Ralph, wish I was there.

Ralph Mathieu said...

Scott, I wish you could have been here as well. Thanks for calling me months ago when Kevin was first looking to do this tour.

All the best to you and your family. Next time you're in Vegas, give Kate and myself a ring.

Scott Johnson said...

Davey loves hearing Black Dossier before his nap! He'll listen for a bit, then smack the book like a drum, then of course he tries to eat it. Black Dossier is the tastiest comic in the house!
That is a great picture, Ralph.
Thanks for posting it, and thanks for hosting another great signing.

Todd C. Murry said...

It was a great signing, Ralph. He was a very gracious man, and I'll treasure my Nemo sketch. Thanks for arranging it!

Happy New Comics Wednesday 7/18/18 - Life of Captain Marvel, Magic Order #2 (we still have #1 too!), conclusion of Infinity Countdown, Justice League edition!

 Hope all of my friends going to the San Diego Comic-Con this week have a GREAT time!