Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang, who is the writer for the Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman FCBD comics, and Long Vo (Street Fighter, ThunderCats, Robotech, X-Men Evolution) plus Mike Hampton and Olympia Maxenchs appear at Illusive Comics on Saturday May 2nd at 3:00 PM for Free Comic Book Day!
Illusive Comics and Games
2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Jeff Shultz, Richard Maurizio, and Bob Noberini appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday May 2nd to celebrate Free Comic Book Day from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
As is tradition, the store will be giving away five free comics from a wide array of special releases made specifically to help celebrate the day. Over the years companies like Marvel and DC have used this event to launch their next big so be sure to check out this years selections! Customers are encouraged to come in early as some quantities of free comics are limited.
Special Guest Artists
Jeff Shultz – Artist of Archie, Betty and Veronica, and Jughead
Richard Maurizio – Artist of Looney Tunes, Animaniacs, Thunder Agents, and more.
Bob Noberini – well known for his dynamic superhero style
Artists will be showing their work offering signatures and drawing one free sketch for our customers.
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Free Comic Book Day 2015 is this Saturday at Cards, Comics & Collectibles – Baltimore County’s Premiere Comic Book Store and the Official News Source of the Baltimore Comic-Con! You don’t want to miss our amazing guests, giveaways, events, and FREE COMICS!
The full-day event kicks off with an awesome line-up of creators appearing at the store! Mark Waid, J.G. Jones, and Steve Conley will be all signing autographs at the store throughout the day.
The multiple Harvey and Eisner Award-winning Mark Waid has been the voice behind numerous issues, mini-series, and title runs that have resonated throughout comics fandom and the creative community alike. His acclaimed runs and series include DC Comics’ The Flash, Kingdom Come, The Kingdom, JLA: Year One, JLA, Legion of Super-Heroes, and Superman: Birthright, Marvel Comics’ Captain America, Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man, The Indestructible Hulk, Princess Leia, and Daredevil, BOOM! Studios’ Incorruptible and Irredeemable, Archie Comics’ The Fox, and Empire, originally published by Gorilla Comics and later by DC Comics. He also went on to become Editor-in-Chief and then Chief Creative Officer at BOOM! Studios, while continuing to work on freelance assignments for other publishers. Waid is one of the principals behind Thrillbent Comics, a digital comics initiative, where he also publishes titles such as In the Pi of the Beholder, Luther, Cthulhu Calls, If You’re So Smart, and Insufferable. He is also featured in the 2015 FCBD title Dark Circle Comics from Archie.
Accomplished penciller, painter, and writer J.G. Jones has contributed his deft touch to a broad variety of titles and publishers. From Black Widow and Marvel Boy at Marvel Comics to Final Crisis and Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia and all covers for 52 at DC Comics, as well as Wanted at Top Cow, his work stands out among his peers.
Bloop by ConleyAward-winning designer, illustrator, and cartoonist Steve Conley has worked on such notable comics as Star Trek: Year Four (IDW), Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (Dark Horse Comics), and JLA-Z (DC Comics). Conley, who is also the creator of Astounding Space Thrills and the all-ages series Bloop (www.bloopstree.com), will be signing and sketching all day.
Jones and Waid will be releasing Strange Fruit, a fully painted title, in July of 2015 from BOOM! Studios, and Cards, Comics & Collectibles is amazingly fortunate to be able to offer a limited edition print from BOOM! Studios available only at our store to the first 500 people.
“Free Comic Book Day has grown to become such an important event – not just for retailers, creators, and fans – but for the comics industry as a whole,” said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles. “We are delighted to have Mark, J.G., and Steve signing here! Add another fantastic slate of free comics, and this year is going to be our biggest yet!
Besides giving away free comic books, the store will have free Baltimore Comic-Con t-shirts to give away as well, and will offer 50% off modern back issues, trade paperbacks, and hardcovers.
Join us on Saturday, May 2, 2015 as events kick off at 11:00am with store signings and, of course, FREE COMICS!
Cards Comics and Collectibles
100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Noelle Stevenson appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Nimona on Thursday May 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
About this Author
Noelle Stevenson has been nominated for a Harvey Award and was awarded the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic in 2012 for Nimona. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Noelle is the co-writer of Lumberjanes. She lives in Los Angeles.
Barnes & Noble
7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Writer Mark Waid (Princess Leia, Daredevil) and variant cover artist John Tyler Christopher appear at Downtown Comics’ Castleton on Monday May 4th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM for Star Wars Day!
5767 East 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46250
Danielle Corsetto, Rafer Roberts, Monica Gallagher, Steve Younkins, and Lee Garvin appear at Beyond Comics on Saturday May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!
18749 B North Frededrick Road Gaithersburg
Big WOW! Comic Fest hosts a Drink & Draw this Friday April 17th, 2015 from 9:00 pm till midnight(?) at the Hyatt Place Hotel (inside the Gallery,) 282 S. Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113 right next door to the San Jose Convention Center. RSVP on Facebook!
Bring your sketchbooks, drawing pads, & art supplies and mingle with professional and amateur artists while having drinks and socializing. It’s a casual event so just dive in and drink & draw. We may have a ringleader for the event to bring up drawing ideas and such so keep posted. If we cannot appropriate one in time, feel free to improvise with your fellow artists.
The Gallery offers plenty of inviting spaces to gather as a group, draw, and have drinks & snacks. There is no entry fee to come to this event.
Badge Pick-Up & Advanced Ticket Sales is open from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Friday at the San Jose Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113. So stick around after you pick up your badge and join us!
April 15, 2015 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
Slight change for the first ever Comic Fest Coral Springs in Coral Springs, FL
Guests include Charles Paul Wilson III
For more info check out the website!
Erik Larsen, Matt Hawkins, Liam Sharp, and Tom Beland appear at Flying Color Comics on Saturday May 2, 2015 for Free Comic Book Day!
Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
Things From Another World many exciting events and deals planned that it’s impossible to list them all, but here is a taste of what to expect from Free Comic Book Day at TFAW stores:
• up to 10 special free comics from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and more (while supplies last)
• autographs from your favorite comic book creators
• coloring contest for kids, judged by Ron Chan (Plants Vs. Zombies, The Guild, Husbands)
But wait, there’s more! Only on Free Comic Book Day, save 20% on almost everything in the store, get an additional 5% off if you are a box customer, and shop our $2 and $5 doorbuster deals.
End the day right, and join us from 7 to 10 pm for free food—including burgers, hot dogs, and veggie options—and beer (for those 21+).
Here is our Free Comic Book Day signing schedule:
10:00 am-12:00 pm
• Ron Chan (Plants Vs. Zombies, The Guild, Husbands)
• Cat Farris (Emily and the Strangers, Sixth Gun: Dust To Dust, The Last Diplomat)
• Paul Tobin (Bandette, Colder, Plants Vs. Zombies)
• Colleen Coover (Bandette, Gingerbread Girl, X-Men: First Class)
• Mike Richardson (47 Ronin, Deep Gravity, Father’s Day)
• Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man)
Mark your calendars and come out to your favorite TFAW store for all the family-friendly fun and great deals on Free Comic Book Day!
Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227