Below is a picture of one of my coolest friend, Megan Bates. She edits books for VIZ media. One of the titles she edits is Crimson Hero. She and I know that title Manga all to well when it comes to editing and corrections.
Below is a picture of one another good friend, Lovalle Davis. He owns Immortelle Studios as well as the comic book character, "Cynder". Here's a link to see some of the books that's been published. I need to get on his case about bringing Cynder back into publication.
Here's a cell phone photo that someone took of the event.
Here's a staged picture. I asked someone to take a picture of me signing that stack of books. I wasn't really signing them. All pretend. A few minutes later, it turns out that I really had to sign them for store copies. It was about five stacks of the same that needed to be signed. What the hell is with that smile??? I must have been cracking up because it was a staged photo. Sometimes I goof around too much.
Here's a picture of the book. Some of the books had these masks strapped to them which you can also wear. It reminds me of the mask that Bruce Lee wore when he was acting as Kato in the TV show Green Hornet.