Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Utopian / Shade Tree benefit - HUGE sucess!

On the left is Pj Perez, creator, writer and artist of The Utopian and on the right is Hernan Valencia, the cover artist for The Utopian graphic novel.

I couldn't have been happier with how The Utopian book launch, and Shade Tree (a local non profit organization that helps homeless and abused women, children, and pets) benefit played out today!
Just some of the many, many people who came out, to get Pj's The Utopian and donate to Shade Tree. It was great to see so many of my old friends, new friends, and people I haven't seen in a long time (and or who hadn't been to my store since I moved prior to today)!
Jason Lovin, a friend and one of my substitute worker bees here at Alternate Reality Comics, getting ready to get his Slider Truck lunch on! Of course the Slider Truck was a big hit! Today I had an idea to get a vegan food truck up and running here in Vegas, so I'm gonna call new Las Vegan vegan, Steve Wynn to finance this for me (I'm only half joking, so please loyal Ich Liebe Comics! readers don't let anyone steal my idea!)! I'm thinking that it could be called Vegas Vegans! and instead of a truck, it could be a tricked out VW bus!

Pj, Hernan, and myself, in front of just a very small part of the HUGE donations people made today at my store to benefit Shade Tree! Thanks and a tip of my hat to Pj for connecting with Shade Tree. My .25 cent back issue sale also generated BIG sales at the register and all proceeds from the back issues today will also be donated to Shade Tree, so thanks to all who picked up some great back issues for CHEAP that will help the community! A HUGE thanks to EVERYONE who came out today and made this event and benefit so successful and fun!


Cami said...

they have vegan trunk in portland

Ralph Mathieu said...

Wow, we need more Portlanders to move to Vegas!

Red She Said said...

I actually think your Vegas Vegans truck is a great idea. Steve Wynn needs to get on the phone with you for sure. :)

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!