FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

It’s the first Saturday of May and that means only one thing, it’s Free Comic Book Day !  Now, hold on before you go rushing down to a comic book shop looking for Giant-Size X-Men #1 as not all comics are free, just a limited number of titles from select comics.  If you are unfamiliar with Free Comic Book Day, it is a program designed by comic publishers, independent comic book shops, and Diamond Comic Distributers in an effort to attract new readers and expose current readers to new comics.  Even without hard numbers, it is safe to say most local comic book shops participate in this promotional program but not all do due to cost as these shops have to purchase these freebies (between 12-50 cents per copy).   But before embarking on a quest for free comics, check with stores to see if they are celebrating Free Comic Book Day.  Oh, what’s that?  You don’t know where there is a comic shop near you?  Well, here’s the answer for you…Comic Shop Locator.  It’s a great Website and App  that will help you with your outing.  Just enter your zip code in the search bar at either the Comic Book Shop Locator or App and you’ll soon be heading down to a participating shop near you.  This event is not limited to just the brick and mortar but also at online downloadable stores who are getting in on the program too.  The other best parts of Free Comic Book Day besides the free comic books are that many stores open early and stay open late, host comic creators at their respective stores for meet and greets for get autographs, and even more freebies.  The Website Graphic.ly  is a mobile, computer comic book downloading service that will have giveaways and free comics as well so sign up for an account and free comics.  If you have a son, daughter, niece, nephew or a friend who you want to introduce to the world of comics, bring them along on your Free Comic Book Day adventure at your local comic book shop.  Below, you’ll find a few highlights of events for Free Comic Book Day.

Jetpack Comics Rochester NH
37 North Main Str
Rochester, NH  03867
603.330.9639 

Attendies

Christos Gage

Ed McGuinness

JOE HILL ** Joe will be appearing from aprx 1pm to 4 pm **

CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN

Thomas Sniegoski

 

New England Comics (various locations)

QUINCY

ARTISTS APPEARING

Ian Nichols

Creator of self published “Small Town Type”

Dave Griffin

www.corkedthecomic.com 

Cartoonist who’s worked professionally for a national wine label.

 Both artists will be doing free sketches and caricatures for kids.

MEET DARTH VADER  

and PADME AMIDALA!

Get your photo taken with the Dark Lord of the Sith! And the Mother of Luke and Leia!

ALLSTON

 

ARTISTS APPEARING:

Tofusquirrel www.tofusquirrel.com 

Fish McGill www.fishmcgill.com 

Dave Schlafman www.schlafman.com 

Karl Stevens karlstevensart.com 

Scott Monteiro   

ALSO COME AND MEET SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHEROES!

SNACKS AND ADDED SURPRISES! 

BROCKTON

Enrique Savory

His Facebook Page 

Local independent artist. Will be available to take requests and commissioned work

Scott Wilde

Scott will be doing free caricatures.

FUN ACTIVITIES:

HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH YOUR FAVORITE COSTUMED HERO

FREE CARICATURE OF YOU AS YOUR FAVORITE SUPER HERO

TAKE THE TRIVIA CHALLENGE: ANSWER RIGHT & WIN A FREE PRIZE!

NORWOOD

ARTIST APPEARING! 

LOCAL ARTISTS AND WRITER:

 

ELLEN CRENSHAW- Will be appearing & doing free sketches from 12 till 3pm

Ellen is a member of the Los Angeles-based illustrators’ group, Girls Drawin’ Girls; she has been published in comics anthologies Inbound and ZombieBomb!

SEAN KASPER-will be appearing and doing free sketches from 11am till 4pm

A local artist who spends most his time drawing monsters, superheroes, and mystery men. His newest comic ‘Honest Jon’ is coming out later this year.

Local comic and TV writer JASON M. BURNS

Will be appearing & signing from 12-3pm.

Jason is the writer of one of the actual Free Comic Book Day comics,
the Kung Fu Panda/Richie Rich Flip book. He wrote both 2
of the 3 stories in the book!

Jason has written and created:  A Dummy’s Guide to Danger, Curse of the Were-Woman, and The Expendable One, which is being developed into a major motion picture by Intrepid Pictures as well as written Shrek, Megamind, Jericho, Pocket God, Kung Fu Panda, Richie Rich, Fraggle Rock, and Child’s Play comics.

 

MALDEN

 

  MEET MANGALICIOUS TICK ARTIST LIZ ROBBINS!  Robbins Studios

She will be signing and sketching!

COME AND MEET MEMBERS OF THE STAR WARS 501ST!  

www.501neg.com/commlink

Get your photo taken with Obi-wan Kenobi and others!   

NEW BEDFORD

 FUN ACTIVITIES:

HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH BLADE THE VAMPIRE HUNTER!

 

NEC PRESS ART DIRECTOR BOB POLIO

will be on hand to discuss THE TICK FCBD COMIC and sign copies!

TAKE THE TRIVIA CHALLENGE: ANSWER RIGHT & WIN A FREE PRIZE!

PLUS…FREE COMICS!

BROOKLINE

 

COME AND MEET MEMBERS OF THE  

BOSTON COMIC ROUNDTABLE!

They will be signing books and doing free sketches for customers!

www.bostoncomicsroundtable.com/ 

 

Come and meet the creators of  

BAMAN PIDERMAN!

YES! They will be in our Brookline store signing prints and ready meet all their adoring fans!

You can see their website here!

Watch episodes of BAMAN PIDERMAN  

HERE! 

 

ALSO GET YOUR PHOTO TAKEN WITH SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHEROES  

HARVARD SQ. 

COME AND MEET MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON COMIC ROUNDTABLE!

They will be signing books and doing free sketches for customers!

MEET  

Green Arrow and Black Canary!

Get your photo taken with this duo of superheroes!  

 

www.bostoncomicsroundtable.com

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