Comic Oasis in Las Vegas is owned by Derrick Taylor. The store is currently nominated for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, the industry's highest honor. He was a super nice guy who had a really great attitude toward his business. One of the things the store is known for is bringing in people like Spiderman creator Stan Lee and Lee Bermejo, who has designed many of the Steven King book covers. He also has them do limited edition printings just for the store. I took some photos inside the store, but liked the superhero mural that was painted on the outside of the building's windows. I tried to light the photo so the he would look similar a comic book character.
Here are some recent photos of Olympic high jumper Vashti Cunningham for Sports Illustrated. At just 18, the recent high school graduate is poised to become one of the world's best high jumpers. Her mother, Felicity de Jager, is a former professional ballerina and her father is former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham. Growing up in Pennsylvania I can remember playing football as a kid and how everyone always wanted to be the Philadelphia Eagle's Randall Cunningham.