I'm back from my fourth release party! It was a whirlwind tour, and I had an absolutely great time. It was so wonderful to see so many friends and fans turn out. Books were signed, sketches were drawn, cupcakes were eaten, and a good time was had by all.
Here are photos from the first two parties -- I was a total bonehead and didn't get photos from the second two, so I'll have to wait and post a proper review after I get some pictures from other people. (If you took pictures of me at either Vault or Green Brain, could you forward them to me? That'd be super awesome.)
My first release party on Wednesday was at Fanfare Comics in Kalamazoo. As a special added bonus surprise, I got visited by Chicago's own Dirk Tiede! He drove three hours in the middle of the day just to come and hang out with me! How blessed I am to have such good friends.
As soon as Dirk and Paul and I tore down from Fanfare, we were setting back up at Rocket Star, across town. Loads of Kzoo locals showed up, and I had a great time seeing neighbors and friends and fellow comics people. Members of Whiskey showed up, and when there came a lull in the signings, I was able to sit in on a couple of sets, which was really fun.
Paul's Mom and Dad dropped in, and to celebrate the release, and Paul's and my third Wedding Anniversary, they brought us the dozen gorgeous pink roses you see me holding below. How cool is that?
I wish there were more photos, but I was mostly too busy handing out cupcakes and free comics and drawing little sketches of Vogelein to snap more. Still, I had a really wonderful time, and I hope everyone else did, too. Yay!