IL – FCBD 2018: Aw Yeah Comics

Art Baltazar, Alejandro Rosado & Justin Castaneda appear at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, May 5th to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077

MA – Free Comic Book Day 2018 Signing

Press Release:

Eisner-award-winning pop culture store That’s Entertainment, located at 244 Park Ave. Worcester, MA, will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5th by giving out free comic books all day (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) to children and adults of all ages. There will be a wide variety of comics to choose from, ranging from kid-friendly to 18+. Each attendee will be able to choose five free comic books from a variety of Free Comic Book Day exclusive comic books. This is a first-come, first-served event. Free comics will be plentiful, but quantities on select titles may be limited. Additionally, visiting professional comic artists will be drawing and giving away free mini-sketches of superheroes, and other comic related characters, upon request from noon to 5:00 p.m.

In the spirit of celebration, folks attending Free Comic Book Day will be welcomed to have their faces painted for free by expert face-painter Jessica-Lee VanWinkle. Attendees are encouraged to cosplay and participate in the store’s costume contest. Winners could win a $15, $25, or $50 store credit prize.

That’s Entertainment will be featuring four guest artists on Free Comic Book Day. They are the following:

Casey Coller – Transformers Comic Book Artist
Casey Coller is a professional illustrator best known for his work on Transformers comic books from IDW Publishing. He’s done covers and/or interior art for various titles, including: Transformers: Ironhide, All Hail Megatron, Robots in Disguise, More Than Meets The Eye, Transformers Ongoing, Spotlights Drift, Blurr and Cliffjumper. He is currently the cover artist for Optimus Prime. He has also done artwork for Hasbro, the Transformers Collector’s Club Magazine, The Transformers Vault and the Covenant of Primus.

Jeff Shultz – Archie Comic Artist
Jeff Shultz has been illustrating for Archie Comics for 22 years. Currently, he is also illustrating Super Suckers for Sitcomics. In the past, he has also worked on the Peanuts characters and the Tom and Jerry newspaper strip. Jeff is currently accepting commission requests.

Rich Maurizio – Comic Artist
Richard Maurizio is a veteran artist who has produced work for Warner Bros, Turner Entertainment, Universal Studios, Sony Signatures and Archie Comics. His credits include developing educational and children’s books as well as co-producing a Tom & Jerry comic strip for five years His licensing work includes Looney Tunes, The Animaniacs, Batman Animated, Underdog, Thunder Agents, Jetta, Munsters, Godzilla Sketch cards and The Wizard of OZ. He is the co-author of the book Munsters Memories.

Laith Alabbad – Illustrator and Comic Book Artist
Artist Laith Alabbad has worked on various independent projects in storyboards, book illustrations and comics. He’s worked with independent self-published comic creators on a book called The All New Union! He is currently working on a personal project called Karbala.

Free Comic Book Day, which is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in May, is a nationwide event which aims to promote and foster the act of reading. Each participating store across the United States celebrates the special event in their own unique way, often with guest appearances from creative members of the comic book industry.

Store owner Paul Howley says, “We’ve seen a surge of interest in comic book reading, I think mainly due to the number of successful movies based on super-heroes. Comics have become the idea factory for Hollywood, and movie-goers of all ages are looking at the source material. We’re also finding that parents are happy to introduce their kids to comics. Parents often feel comics will help kids discover the joy of reading, and can spark artistic creativity and imagination, as well.”

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

AB – FCBD 2018: Happy Harbor Comics

Happy Harbor Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018 with special guests:

  • Tony Esteves
  • Vic Malhotra
  • Catherine Dubois
  • Adam Slusar
  • Dakota McIvor
  • Kyle Hack
  • Jasmine Hume
  • Tracey Risser

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Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1

SF – FCBD 2018: Pashmina Signing

Nidhi Chanani appears at Isotope on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 1:30 PM to celebrate Free Comic Book Day and sign Pashmina.

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed.

For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.


Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates illustrations that capture the love in everyday moments. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for her art. Her illustrations are sold in boutiques along the West Coast and she’s worked with companies like Disney and Hasbro. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, daughter, and two cats. Pashmina is her first graphic novel.

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

NYC – FCBD 2018: Avengers #1 Signing

Artist Clayton Crain (Carnage, X-Force, Ghost Rider) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 PM to celebrate the launch of a new era for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the Midtown Comics exclusive edition of Avengers #1! This is an open signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Please note that this is NOT the FCBD Avengers title. Purchase of Avengers #1 required. Limit 3 items signed per attendee.

Avengers #1:

Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last and just in time! The world is in danger of total annihilation as an ancient foe reemerges with devastation in mind! The 2,000 foot tall space gods known as Celestials have returned and their return heralds the coming of the Final Host! Who will answer the call to assemble for a new era of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? And what is the strange connection between the Final Host and Odin’s ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers? The seeds laid down in Marvel Legacy #1 come to fruition as writer Jason Aaron and artist Ed McGuinness present a new age of heroes in Avengers #1!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

WI – FCBD 2018: House of Heroes Comics

House of Heroes Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018! Writer John Jackson Miller (Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo) will be here from 12:00-2:00 and artist GABO (The Life After, Dead of Winter) will be here from 11-? Artist Brian Defferding (School: A Ghost Story) will be here when we open doing sketches!

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House of Heroes Comics + Games
407 N Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 231-5500

MI – FCBD 2018: The Comic Signal

Corinne Roberts, Daniel J. Hogan, and Tony Doug Wright appear at The Comic Signal on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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The Comic Signal
4318 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
(616) 259-8017

GA – FCBD 2018: Kapow Comics

Writer Paul Jenkins and artist John Johnston appear at Kapow Comics on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Kapow! Comics
655 Atlanta Road, Ste 201B, Cumming, GA 30040
(470) 281-5062

TX – FCBD 2018: Comics Friends Forever Signing


Comic creators Vera Brosgol and Hope Larson appear at Keith’s Comics on Saturday, May 5 at 2:30 PM for a signing and Q&A.

“Be Prepared” (Brosgol): All Vera wants to do is fit in―but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her price range―Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

“All Summer Long” (Larson): Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he’s off to soccer camp for a month, and he’s been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it’s up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it’s a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin’s older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he’s acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story.

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Keith’s Comics
5400 East Mockingbird Lane #120 Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-3060

NB – FCBD 2018: The Comic Hunter

Nick Bradshaw, Danica Brine, Larry Higgins, Adam Atkinson, Nathan Salmon, Devin Taylor, Samantha Branch, Andre-Guy Landry, and Paul Bertin appear at The Comic Hunter on Saturday May 5, 2018 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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The Comic Hunter
467 Main St. Suite 300, Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 1C2
+1 506-855-4950

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