This past Friday, over at Buffalo Wild Wings on the northwest side of town, Brieanna Brock (as seen here in this first photo with her husband Heath, who has a Thor fixation - grin), organized a drink and draw for people to meet some of her artist friends who she brought in for the Maximum Comics / Alternate Reality Comics signing and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth benefit this past weekend.
Derrick, who owns Comic Oasis, was at the shindig, with his friends, artist Charles Holbert, and Lauren (here in this second photo with Derrick), who is Charles' art agent and also works with Desert Wind, a local comic grading company. I had never met Lauren previously, but we had a great chat and just further serves to show the quality of people Derrick surrounds himself with.
Derrick, between his Coors Light (haha - sorry to be a beer snob!) chatting with Brieanna.
For those of you who haven't met Charles Holbert at Comic Oasis (he does a lot of art for Derrick's store) or at any other art event around town, in this fourth photo is Charles, with an UBER cool drawing he surprised me with when I got to the Friday thang! It's hanging at my store (Alternate Reality Comics, of course) on the original art wall hall of fame!
A not so great, but kinda funny photo (notice artist Eric Basaldua with his mouth open, full of food!) of some of the people who were at the drink and draw. It was also good to see Jeff (another one of the Comic Oasis lads), Justin (from Battlezone Comics and also grand marshal and founder of the Las Vegas chapter of drink and draw and a damn fine artist as well!), Jason, and a bunch of other people who were there (I didn't write everyone's name down, nor did I get a chance to talk to a lot of people there). Jay, From Maximum Comics intended on coming, but he had another engagement that extended longer than he thought it would, but I heard that his Saturday event with the visiting artists was well attended, a fun time, and raised a good amount of donations for Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.