Successful Launch of Issue #4 at Brave New Worlds in Willow Grove

Untitled-1Brave New Worlds in Willow Grove is a great comic book shop, with a welcoming and knowledgeable staff. They were nice enough to have us premiere The Comicverse #4 there, and even agreed to promote the event online and on fliers in the store. As we set up our table to launch, we weren’t sure who would show up to help us celebrate and pick up an issue.

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Steve and I were thrilled that so many of our friends and loved ones made it out to see us, and some new readers got to check out The Comicverse for the first time. Highlights of the visit include: our friend Meg drove 45 minutes to lend her theatrical and magic presence to the premiere and even picked up a sketch of her dog Colby as The Flash. A random act of generosity came from our friend Scott Fredrick who gave his Ying stuffie (made by the super talented Evette Makes Things for our most recent Kickstarter) away to an extremely cute little customer who is a budding artist herself. He also picked up issues 1-4! More visits from another friend Scott, Bianca’s father, and Lane, who used to work at Brave New Worlds, were wonderful appearances as well! Steve’s mother tried to see us too, but the parking lot was full. (Thank you anyway!) We even chatted with interested shop customers about comic book writing and what comics inspire or inform our craft.

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As we were about to pack up, we were surprised by a visit from Adam McGovern, writer and creator of Nightworld, who drove 2 hours to see us. Fueled by only a Tofutti ice cream bar for breakfast, he braved the suburbs to find us and spent several hours chatting about rare books, comic conventions and more. Steve drew a sketch of Adam as a dashing Lekru, and he picked up a copy of issue #4. Due to his speedy and prolific nature, he’s already crafted a flattering and well-written review of The Comicverse #4.

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We at the Comicverse are thrilled to have had a fun, friend-filled premiere of The Comicverse #4 which will be making its way to several conventions this year. Find us at a comic book shop or convention near you, or of course you can pick up your own copy at Awakening Comics.

[View more sketches and photos from the signing on our Facebook page]

 Adam McGovern’s comic Nightworld:

https://www.facebook.com/nightworldcomic

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About thecomicverse

Steve Peters received a Xeric Grant in 1996, which he used to self-publish Awakening Comics. In 2006, he won the Gene Day Memorial Prize for a magical realist comic called Chemistry. He met Bianca Alu-Marr at an open mic in 2003 (Steve was playing music and doing the sound, Bianca was reading her poetry). The Comicverse is one of many projects they have collaborated on, and their most popular. Bianca is the writer and and Steve is the artist. Sometimes Bianca writes and plots the stories; many stories are co-plotted by Bianca and Steve.
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