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Sunday, July 17, 2005
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Cloud Nine.
That's where Nora and I are. Right here.
Last night's party may have been busy enough to keep us from updating the blog, but it sure didn't keep us from showing a healthy crew of happy guests a great time, swallowing hearty portions of beer and cocktails, getting down with fine, fine DJ chops, and selling a hell of a lot of comics.
You'll remember from my earlier post that we'd scored a set from DJ Kevlar Skills? Well, I've just gotten in the long line to give this guy some serious praise. Kevin was a blast to hang out with, he picked up some great comics on his way out, and his mix kept everybody feeling great for a solid three hours. Everybody loves the DJ.
So, the party itself. LOTS of new people in the store. Many new guests brought cheer to my cold, wicked heart as I saw them browsing some of my favorite comics.
In between phone shots I took a minute to survey the buzzing gathering of new friends and faces.
Then a couple of the ladies started vamping it up, enjoying a nice head-buzz from the humming atmosphere, and the humid air of comics love. And cocktails.
Aside from the beautiful women, several comics were very popular with this new crowd. Kyle Baker's NAT TURNER, Joss Whedon's SERENITY, Adrian Tomine's OPTIC NERVE, and Robert Kirkman's excellent THE WALKING DEAD all made a great impression (and helped fill the cash register, too). Of course, the opening pages of Frank Cho's ZOMBIE KING were the proverbial talk of the town...
As the party wound down late at night, I took a moment to relax and enjoy a healthy mug of delicious Fat Tire beer, completely killing the keg as it wheezed its last precious drops into Michael Jordan's Space Jam head.
I tipped it back, let the cool chocolatey ale pour down my throat, and stood atop the Isotope balcony, surveying my kingdom with immense satisfaction.