I realize that I've had an Ich Liebe Comics! entry about Pj Perez' The Utopian graphic novel launch celebration and Shade Tree benefit (and back issue sale) already, but there's a new addition to the fun by the name of the Slider Food Truck, who'll be here for the entire event (12-3pm, Saturday, Jan. 22nd)!
Here in this first photo is the star of tomorrow, The Utopian graphic novel, which I like to describe in a sound bite as a little bit Kick Ass, mixed with a little V For Vendetta, and topped with a lot of honesty in terms of the focus on issues high school kids have to deal with, as well as the whole bullying subculture that exists and what one person does to try to change this.
Pj Perez, the creator, writer and artist of The Utopian, did this initially as an online comic that was also released in single issues, before its now definitive version as a full color graphic novel with extensive end notes. Pj Perez grew up and went to school here in Vegas and you'll appreciate his love of this city while reading his end notes. All sales of The Utopian graphic novel tomorrow go directly to Pj Perez, so that's definitely another way to support a local artist!
In addition to supporting local artists, we (Pj and myself) thought it would be a great idea to tie in this event with a benefit for Shade Tree, a local non profit organization that helps abused and homeless women, children and pets. To see a list of their most needed items (besides monetary donations) click here: http://www.theshadetree.org/
If you've never tried one of the hugely popular Vegas food trucks, well tomorrow from 12-3pm, one of the most popular ones, The SLIDER TRUCK (seen here in this photo), will be set up! Here's their menu: http://slidinthru.com/menu/ And all of my back issues that are normally one dollar each will be .25 cents each (one comic for only a quarter or four for a dollar!!), of which all of the sales will also be donated to Shade Tree!
This is going to be a REALLY FUN time, so bring not just your friends and family, bring your whole neighborhood! And thanks in advance for supporting local artists, local businesses, and local charitable organizations (like Shade Tree), who do so much for our community! And everyone who comes out and buys The Utopian graphic novel and or makes a donation to Shade Tree, will get a free raffle ticket for the many raffle prizes that will be happening tomorrow!
Friday, January 21, 2011
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