Monday, August 3, 2009

David Lloyd Signing wrap-up

Pictured above: Me (Lori, author of this fine informative blog) superstar David Lloyd and owner Joe, in front of the Frankfort shop.

I drove David to the airport on Sunday, so his trip to Chicago is officially over. It was a phenomenal success! I am so happy that we were able to meet David and host TWO signing with him to promote his newest graphic novel KICKBACK. If you were one of the lucky folks that came out to the signing, thanks for coming out to meet David, and if you were one of those unlucky folks that couldn't make it for one reason or other, I am sad for you, truly. You missed one of the titans of the medium. David not only was the co-creator and artist on the best-selling V for Vendetta graphic novel, but he has worked on a plethora of other books since. David took the time to shake EVERY person's hand that came out for the signing, ask their name, signed their books, did a free sketch in one of their books, and chit-chatted for a few minutes at least. What a special opportunity! I can't thank David enough for this wonderful event! When I asked him if he would ever be interested in a signing, I never in a million years thought he would say YES. I was literally beside myself with glee when he gave me the go. It was flurry of activity after that: lining up the books, the advertising, the press-release, the reporters, Newsarama coverage, The Pulse coverage, and even Dark Horse had it listed on their home page. Everything humanly possible was done to let as many people know that this was happening at Amazing Fantasy. We had a wonderful turn-out, and everyone was in great spirits even if they had to wait in line for 20-30 min. since David was SO cool, no one complained. I can't wait until the next event! Just to illustrate what a super nice guy David is, Gene Ha (artist on Top Ten) drove down from the city to visit with his friend and fellow Alan Moore collaborator David Lloyd. Gene is a great guy too! He will be having an official signing at the shop on Saturday September 12th at the Frankfort Amazing Fantasy along with other members of the art team of JSA Vs. Kobra: Gene Ha cover artist, Don Kramer penciler, Michael Babinski inker, and Art Lyon colorist, will ALL be on hand.

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Thanks to David, his friend Meredith, and EVERYONE that came out to make this event so special!

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