In the wake of the holidays, Print Julep picked up from the family-time funk, and ran.
* Our Local Comic Shop (LCS) I Like Comics bought the only other competition in Vancouver, Washington (Odyssey Comics & Coffee).Then they shut down both their current store, and the Odyssey store, and signed a lease on a shop space in downtown Vancouver that was bigger than both stores put together.
Print Julep was insanely happy to be able to help move and consolidate the stores.
Here’s a good time to inform you that Print Julep is comprised of like, REAL people. If you didn’t get that from our videos. We’re real. So real. Claire and Chelsea, when they’re not doing Print Julep stuff actually run a small business that (get this) CONSULTS small businesses. We help small businesses in our community thrive. So if we’re not doing it for free because we love people (or for comics. Or for fun) we do it for our jobs.
So the move was a great time for us to flex our “small business lovin'” muscles and jump right in to make this transition as easy as possible.
This included fixing some things, painting some things, moving some things, and other things..and things. And other things. Things. …things like THIS.
Buildings from top to bottom, left to right:
Avenger’s Mansion, Wayne Manor, Baxter Building, Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, Hall of Justice, Daily Bugle, Queen Consolidated, Daily Planet, Smith Tower (home for Retired Superheroes) (Vancouver landmark) Pearson Field (Vancouver landmark enhanced with Green Lantern and Captain America symbols) I5 Bridge.
In the midst of creating this wall for I Like Comics, Print Julep decided to do the neighborly thing (since they moved down the street from our office) and host a Shop Warming Party!
It wouldn’t be a Print Julep party without some drinks though. Don’t worry, we went All Ages for this shindig and offered the following:
Left to right:
(Shirly Temple) Sprite with Grenadine, a cherry, and a yellow glow stick.
The Captain Marvel-
Blue Raspberry flavored Italian soda.
Ice, club soda, a bit of half& half, blue raspberry flavoring, whipped cream, a red cherry, a blue straw, and a yellow glow stick.
Nuclear lime soda with a green glow stick and some green rock cand- er… DEATH ROCKS.
Chelsea with San Hannibal writer/artist Dan Schkade. Kate is drinking the Silver Surfer- Blue raspberry flavored soda with a blue glow stick. Glow sticks make everything look a million times cooler. Drugs do the same, but glow sticks are cheaper, safer, prettier, and not as hard on your teeth.
We’re not done yet. Print Julep was BUSY in January.
Check out January Giants part II for the rest of our insane month.
-Print Julep Crew