What could be stranger--and possibly even more brilliant--than an opera based on Shannon Wheeler's cartoon character? How about a graphic novel based on that opera?

Below: Snaps of the before and after parties from opening night and subsequent performances.

Clockwise from above: Newlyweds Ian Stude and Dark Horse Comics editor Shawna Gore at the premiere; the Valentinos in attendance; Angie and Carolyn at the Sapphire Hotel; Carolyn, Shannon, Eliza, and Paul booze it up; Paul and the co-author of the opera's second act.

What else happened during COMIC BOOK MONTH?
Paul's THREE gallery exhibits The CBLDF charity event The Stumptown Trophy Awards & Art Battle