Sunday, July 12, 2009

Batwoman signing pt.1

Early yesterday afternooon I hosted the first half of the J.H. Williams III and Greg Rucka Batwoman signing (the second half was at my friend, Derrick's store, Comic Oasis, across town later in the afternoon). The entire signing was a rousing success! From left to right in this photo: J.H. (or Jim, the artist), Greg (the writer), Wendy (Jim's wife), and me, all ready to let in the line of people who showed up early.
People first lined up to purchase the limited edition Batwoman print that J.H. did for the signing, of which all the sale proceeds are being donated to Hero Initiative, a nonprofit organization that helps comic creators in need. I almost sold out of all of the prints yesterday,, but I do have a few left (signed and numbered) here at the store, but at only ten dollars I expect they'll be gone by the end of the week. Pictured here, in this photo in the forefront, in the white t-shirt, is Jason, who bought Batwoman print number 1! Thanks to everyone who bought prints (and to those who will be buying the remaining ones), I'll be sending off a nice sized check to Hero Initiative tomorrow!
Right to left; Tyler (wearing the cap) and Rob (in glasses). Tyler purchased some J.H. Williams III art and having talked to him about some of the art he's purchased in the past couple of years, J.H's art is going to be in good company. Rob helped a great deal the day of the signing (and the days before) which really made everything run very smoothly.
The guy in the brown shirt at the far left in this photo is Dave an old friend of mine, who drove in from Bakersfield with his son, Spenser (busy with is Gameboy, at Dave's left). Glad you made it Dave!

Kate, with our friends Jennifer (in center) and Brandi (in the blue top). Kate was the official Batwoman cake server. She was trying to calm down Brandi who's the biggest Batwoman fan in the world - I jest, actually Brandi was there with her husband Dr. Todd, who's also a good friend of ours.

Part two of the signing will follow either later today or early tomorrow.


Red She Said said...

I'm still loving the yellow wall in the background. :)

Ralph Mathieu said...

So do I, it makes me happy!

Did you ever get a chance to read The Color of Earth yet?

Dave said...

Thanks for everything this weekend, Ralph! Spenser & I had a fantastic time! And in the interest of accuracy, Spenser is standing to my right in the picture. :)

It's so rare that I get to Vegas anymore, so thanks for hosting these types of events (so I have an excuse to come down)!

easyt63 said...

Great turnout Ralph, had a ton of fun and your right, JH's art is in good hands. Thanks for the great experience!


Ryan Claytor said...


Wow. I am far away in Africa right now, but I wanted to send you some big congrats on what looked like and amazing in-store event. Kudos!

I'll be back in the states for Comic-Con in a week. Hopefully I'll see you and Kate somewhere in the chaos. I'll be in the same spot I had last year. (

If we miss one another in San Diego, I have a couple day vacation planned to Vegas on the last two days of July and aim to swing by your shop on the 30th or 31st. I'd like to pick up a copy of "Why I Killed Peter," from you. Do you mind saving me a copy? Your blog entry a while back totally sold me.

Safe travels to San Diego, Ralph! Say hi to Kate for me.

Take care,
Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics

Ralph Mathieu said...

Africa, Ryan!? Cool! I guess with your comic company being called Elephant Eater, you've got to go - hope you're having a great time! I'll tuck away a copy of that book for you, but Kate and myself aren't going to be at the San Diego show this year.

Ryan Claytor said...

No San Diego? Wow. Good thing I'm coming to Las Vegas, then. :) I guess I'll get the full scoop then. Thanks for pulling a copy of "Why I Killed Peter" for me. Looking forward to catching up at the end of the month.

Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics

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!