We recently held our GRAND OPENING weekend celebration with tons of friends, family and community members all coming out to show some love for us, for comics, for art, for music and for FUN!
We kicked off Friday night - 7/18 - with a live music performance from Policemen in Pickups (www.policemeninpickups.com) which not only rocked the house but we also sacrificed a Game of Thrones pint glass to the rock 'n' roll gods - and they were pleased!
Day 2 - 7/19 - Brian Smith, writer/illustrator was in house to sign copies of his work and provide free sketches for the community at large. Some of his includes, but is not limited to: Spongebob Squarepants comics, The Intrepid EscapeGoat, Max Steel, Stuff of Legend, Voltron Force and more!!! Brian is seriously one of the nicest guys we've ever met and having him here was a delight! As a Montclair native, we hope to have him back in the near future! He's also got a new book coming out called Tree Mail so keep your eyes posted for more news on this!!!
Day 3 - 7/20 - FINAL DAY - Dylan Klymenko of Upside Down Grin came to the store to sign copies of his prints and brought a limited edition EAST SIDE MAGS print that was only available for that day! We've actually got a couple extra copies for sale if anyone is still interested! The response Dylan got was great and everyone loves his prints! Not only did we sell a bunch that day but people brought back their prints from previous purchases - just to have Dylan sign 'em!!! How awesome is that?
Thanks again to everyone who came out, helped out, bought stuff, said hi, smiled, drew on our chalkboard wall, told us how nice/amazing the store is, welcomed us to the neighborhood and shook our hands! It's great to be here in Montclair and the response has been nothing short of AMAZING! We look forward to a LOOOOONG tenure here and hope to be here for many, many, many years to come!
Enjoy the photos of our Grand Opening celebration - courtesy of HSL Photography! (Thanks, bro!)