So here we are, almost 1 month into 2015 and we couldn't be happier! The community turnout for events and comics has been SO massive that we've actually neglected to update our "universe" so here we go:
We had Reilly Brown in house and Deadpool fans came out in waves! Reilly had no shortage of fans asking questions about their favorite character, learning more about his Lobo run for DC Comics and getting some amazing sketches done by the man himself!
We had Allie Biondi - writer/artist for Ella's Electric - and we had a blast! She had a great turnout and brought all kinds of cool swag with her including Ella's Electric guitar picks!
Eric Davies - creator of Hero Machine #1 and #2 was here. A local living legend, Eric debuted the all-new Hero Machine sketchbook (which flew off shelves within the first week) and the Hero Machine app for smartphones! Hero Machine is a GREAT all-ages book that gets kids excited about reading and creating their own heroes to use in the comics! And the kids had a BLAST!
Jared Barel of Loaded Barrell Studios was here too! He brought both graphic novels - Brielle and the Horror and Grey - written and drawn by him and his brother Jordan and they were a HIT! He brought some prints with him of familiar faces and sketches for his fans - including a totally sweet Maxx cover that you can see below!
We had Ambary Lake in our store - rocking out some solid jams for comic fans and music fans alike! Their set was amazing and they even had 2 encores! We just couldn't get enough of these guys!
Our movie nights keep getting better and better! We showed movies like Goonies, Home Alone and Guardians of the Galaxy! These movie nights are turning into standing room only events so make sure you get here early and don't forget - we NEVER charge admission but do request a food donation of healthy canned food that we bring to Toni's Kitchen food pantry in Montclair!
Last but not least - STAR WARS #1 came out! We had a great time watching the excitement on people's faces - from classic Star Wars fans to new one, giving out cool swag like Scottie Young lithographs and Star Wars buttons, watching the original trilogy on the TVs and just talking about the movies with all the fans that came out to show support!
Now that we're into 2015, our new year's resolution is to get you more frequent updates on all the cool things East Side Mags is doing so you can get excited and get down here to see what all the buzz is about for yourself!