Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Elemental Magic Book Launch was a HUGE SUCCESS!

It was a fantastic evening of magic and music at the Ironworks Studios in Vancouver BC. Well over a hundred guests came and went as the evening progressed. Family and beautiful people from the animation industry, animation students, fans and more. And of course my wonderful family of biker friends, members of the Soberiders, showed up in force as well, filling the sidewalk with Harleys, and adding colour to an already extremely colourful crowd!

I want to thank all of you who came out and made the event so incredible, and especially those of you who waited patiently in line to actually buy a book from me. My expectations were FAR exceeded, as I sold almost 50 books! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I hope it lives up to your expectations, and gives you some magic back too! For those of you who missed the event or couldn't afford a copy, I'll be at the Comicon in Vancouver as well on May 24th! (See the poster below)
Here is some video footage from the event. I will have more, lots of professional quality video was shot, and I'll be editing together something shortly!

Me and Neil Ryan collaborate on a song I wrote especially for the book launch 'Elemental Magic'

Norm backs me up on the Djembe as I roll into some rousing blues toons!

Marc Watters joins me on the harmonica, as we tear up B.B. King's 'Rock Me Baby'

If you missed your chance, you can come and see me at the Vancouver Comicon on May 24th. I'll be signing books again, and I will also have fine prints of some of the books finer artwork. Hope to see you there!


Andy J. Latham said...

Congratulations! I'm glad it was a success :)

macaronni said...

It was good to see you again after such a long time Joe.

I hope this book will shake the animation community in whole and create a more awareness in traditional FX.

The book is fantastic! Thank you for the effort and time in creating this book.

davidmaas said...

Still waitin' and referring to you more and more in our fmx/09 talk!


Chris Graf said...

i just bought your book through amazon and am VERY excited about getting it. I'm an FX animator in Ottawa and a big fan.