Not only do Friday evenings fill me with the warm promise of a workless next few days, but this weekend is doubly great because I caught up with my girlfriend after work to go to Gestalt's Melbourne book launch of Waldo's Hawaiian Holiday! at 'Brunswick Bound' bookshop. A nice looking book being launched at a nice looking venue.
Here's what Gestalt's book launch looked like:
A nice crowd turned up.
John Retallick theatrically introduces Waldo's official launch in Melbourne, while publisher Wolfgang listens on.
Chris Burns (Artist of the book) tries his best at a speech after drinking 53 bottles of beer.
...while Justin (colourist of the book) sits close by.
The bookshop's front desk - made of books.
After the speech I spotted a few of the Melbourne comicbook regulars and had a nice time talking about the event and the local comics 'scene' in general..
Some of the regulars that turned up to support the book's launch. Onya guys.
- Chatting to publisher Wolfgang about Gestalt, their books and upcoming projects they are planning.
- Chat with John Retallick about the great buzz in the local comics arena right now. John run's a weekly online comics radio show. He's as excited as i am.
- Catching up with the regulars like - Colin, Darren and Philip.
- After the event, went down the road to 'The Retreat' and had a drink & chatted with Colin & Tom.
For those who missed out on the launch (and the book), you can get it directly from Gestalt by clicking here.