Another meetup was flagged on the calendar, and so I eagerly weathered the stinkin' heat to be there with my fellow comicbook fetishists on a Saturday afternoon at 2pm. The friendly regulars were there.
Then I spotted something strange looking from outside ('The Ring' style)... He was even in the framed wall picture reflection.
It was PAul Bedford, and after sitting down, it became apparent he was peeved we weren't sitting outside in the sweltering heat.. because (get this) he brought along some sunscreen.
As mentioned in the previous post, the 'official' launch of a number of new local books took place just a little while ago. New books from Jason Franks, Matt Emery, Brendn Hallyday, and James Andre. It was a great night. Most of us local creators came along to show our support.
The renaissance man Avi, with THE LIST artist Henry.
TANGO publisher Bernard Caleo dropped by with great Melbourne cartoonist, Jo Waite.
Paul Bedford did a wonderful job MC'ing the launch.
LOOK!... a photo of Jason Franks NOT drinking. Oh wait, Paul's holding Jason's beer while he speaks.
The Loop Bar was decently packed...
...with comic people everywhere you looked.
Matt was impeccably dressed as he foisted his books into the crowd.
The talented Brendan Hallyday has a great affection for indie comics... and is a maestro with the brush.
Aside from launching his books on the night, James Andre dished out kung-fu lessons.
Jason drinking. Again.
Congratulations to all the authors on the birth of their new books. A great time was had by all.
See the rest of you at this weekend's November comics meetup.
MELBOURNE 'COMICS' MEETUP: Prince Alfred Hotel Grattan St, Carlton Sat-November-7th 2pm - 6pm