Writer Zack Whedon and artist Georges Jeanty signs at Flying Colors Comics on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
Saturday May 5 is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff in Concord CA and nearly 2000 other stores in 40 countries all around the world.
As it has been each year since 2002, FCBD will be a HUGE party here at Flying Colors. Plans are in place to make this the biggest event yet in the 24-year history of Flying Colors!
I am thrilled to announce our two Special Guests for this year’s FCBD event:
Zack Whedon and Georges Jeanty!
Zack is a comic book and screenwriter whose work has been featured on the HBO western drama Deadwood, the FOX science-fiction series FRINGE, AMC’s Rubicon. Zack also co-created and co-wrote the parody musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
Zack is writing both sides of Dark Horse’s FCBD flip book featuring “Star Wars” and “Serenity.” Read a short interview about Zack’s FCBD comic book HERE!
In addition to his work on the Star Wars and Serenity comics, Zack was also the writer of Terminator:1984 (Dark Horse, 2010)
Zack is from a family of writers. He is the son of screenwriter Tom Whedon (The Electric Company, The Dick Cavett Show, Benson, Alice, and The Golden Girls), grandson of screenwriter John Whedon (The Donna Reed Show, The Great Gildersleeve, The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show and Leave It to Beaver) and the brother of screenwriter/musician Jed Whedon (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) and producer/director/writer Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and director of a little upcoming flick called The Avengers!)
Georges is the artist of the best-selling BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER comics from Dark Horse, including the BUFFY/THE GUILD flip-comic that debuts on Free Comic Book Day! Get a sneak peek HERE!
Georges career in comics was inspired by the classic DAREDEVIL #183 by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson. Early in his career, Georges worked on DC Comics characters such as Green Lantern, Superboy and Superman. His first regular ongoing monthly series was Marvel Comics’ Bishop: The Last X-Man in 1999. Jeanty also worked on other Marvel characters including Gambit, Deadpool, Weapon X, and the X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse mini-comic for the Activision video game.
While later working on The American Way for Wildstorm,
Jeanty was contacted by Dark Horse Comics’ Senior Managing Editor, Scott Allie, asking if Georges would be interested in doing the art for a Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic book. Buffy’s creator, Joss Whedon, a fan of Jeanty’s work since Bishop: the Last X-Man, specifically asked for him!
Georges’ work in BUFFY Season 8 and BUFFY Season 9 have been met with tremendous enthusiasm for fans of the TV series that has continued its stories into the comics and graphic novels.
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2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 9451