The maiden edition of Comic Republics ‘Comics and Cocktail’ was held on Saturday, 10th of December 2016 at the BLD rooftop on Admiralty way, Lekki, Lagos. It was a gathering of Anime and Comic lovers from different works of life, a gathering that showed even geeks can be social.
According to Jide Martins – C.E.O Comic Republic – “Comics and Cocktails is like our give back for comic fans, we think that we should celebrate our fans and everybody who have basically supported us so far……. We just want to show that even if you are a geek you can have fun.”
The event kicked off with cocktails, networking segments and anime exchange followed closely by a special segment called On the Couch with Comic Republic.
Creator and Writer of Avonome, Stanley Stanch Obende and Xavier Ighorodje, Creator and Writer of Eru, Tobe and Ozo Ezeogu, Creator of Visionary, Akintoba Kalejaye and Creator of Guardian Prime and CEO Comic Republic, Jide Martin gave details about their comic book titles as they answered questions from the readers. The books which were available in print for the very first time were sold out shortly after the event kicked off.
Attendees at the event got an opportunity to take pictures with the life-sized cut-outs of the Comic Republic Superheroes, debated about the conceptualization of superhero forms and also received signed copies of the Comic Republic books.
A cash price of N20,000 was also presented to the person with the best costume on the night.