Boom Studios!, brought out an RV that was filled with brews to the ComicsPRO meeting, and although it was parked in the Doubletree parking lot, everyone managed to not spend the entire weekend within said RV (as tempting as that was)! I think Boom Studios! wants retailers to remember the RV experience when placing orders for their titles, which isn't a trick they need as they publish a wide variety of a lot of what's great in comics today!
Here in this first photo is me and Kate on the right, with Chip Mosher from Boom Studios! to my left and his boy wonder at Boom Studios! to his left (sorry I'm a putz and can't remember his name - I blame it on the Blue Moons!) and Jay from Maximum Comics (Vegas & Henderson) in front of all of us in his Hammer Time! shirt!
Another shot from inside the Boom Studios! RV featuring Stuart Shreck (DC Comics sales guru) and Kate.
John Munn of Comic Book Ink, Kate, and Joe Field from Flying Colors Comics (also creator of Free Comic Book Day, of which this Saturday, May 7th will mark the 10th anniversary!, and President of ComicsPRO).
Joe Field (Flying Color Comics in Concord, California) with Barry from Southern Fried Comics in Hattiesburg, Missouri, who will be celebrating his store's one year anniversary in August!
Calum of Strange Adventures in Halifax, Canada (also a ComicsPRO board member), with Amanda Emmert, who owns Muse Comics in Montana and is the engine of ComicsPRO (seriously, she's like the Stan Lee and Jack Kirby of ComicsPRO and all the other board members always say that the organization wouldn't be were it is today without her).
Well that wraps up my ComicsPRO meeting overview, but it doesn't wrap up what I took out of the meetings and I'm anxious to get cracking on the notes I took to power Alternate Reality Comics further into 2011 and beyond for many more years! I want to close by once again suggesting to comic book stores reading this that aren't already members of ComicsPRO to visit www.comicsPRO.org and consider joining because there really is strength in numbers and I'm sure there's things you're doing in your stores and or ideas you have about the industry that we could all benefit from. And I hope I've imparted upon you all what a fun time is had in addition to the valuable meetings.