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

HeroesCon 2017 Welcomes New Guests

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 35th anniversary show including Chip Zdarsky, Caleb Goellner, Rob Guillory, Jody LeHeup, Jason Moore, Gregg Schigiel, Chris Sims, Tim Vigil, Thom Zahler, and more! HeroesCon 2017 takes place June 16-18, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

CHAD BOWERS | Youngblood, X-Men ’92, Down Set Fight!
CASEY COLLER | Transformers
SEAN DOVE | Brobots and the Kaiju Kerfuffle!, The Last Days of Danger, Madballs
SCOTT FOGG | Phileas Reid Knows We Are Not Alone, Action Lab: Dog of Wonder
CALEB GOELLNER | Task Force Rad Squad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mermaid: Evolution
ROB GUILLORY Chew, Thor
JODY LEHEUP | Shirtless Bear-Fighter
JASON MOORE | Spook House, Batman Haunted Gotham, The Crusades, Evil Ernie Destroyer
GREGG SCHIGIEL | Pix, SpongeBob Comics, Stuff Said Podcast
CHRIS SIMS | X-Men ’92, Down Set Fight!, Swordquest
TIM VIGIL | Faust, EO, Webwitch, Frank Frazetta’s Dark Kingdom
DOUG WAGNER | Plastic, The Hard Place, Legends of the Dark Knight, The Ride
MICHAEL WATKINS | Villains Supreme, Femme Noir, Transformers, Sonic The Hedgehog
THOM ZAHLER | Love and Capes, My Little Pony
CHIP ZDARSKY | Sex Criminals, Star Lord, Howard The Duck, Jughead, Spider-Man

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ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

NC – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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acme-fcbdJoe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Yale Stewart, Jacob Chabot, Erica Henderson, and many more sign at Acme Comics on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Press Release:

The countdown is on as Acme steps into the next age of the Triad’s oldest & largest comic book store, consolidating their creative power back into the Lawndale Shopping Center and strengthening it’s partnership with Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema to bring you the best Free Comic Book Day ever!

2014 IMPROVEMENTS

–57 different comic offerings, up from last year’s 52, PLUS whatever other promo books we find around the shop to add to the mix! The first 50 people in line are guaranteed a copy of each book, an offer so appealing it pushes the physical boundaries of the official Free Comic Book Day bags!

–The air-conditioned and waterproofed Sketch Pavilion in Acme Comics Presents will be streamlined to get you through the line faster than ever before while ensuring all attendees that would like to have the opportunity to get their books signed and get a one of kind commission can do so for FREE!

–Geeksboro’s main floor will also play host to even more artists with which to visit!

–Discover more about one of our favorite publishers as we screen Sequart’s Image Revolution featuring length documentary in the 48 seat theatre downstairs in Geeksboro!

–Get to know renowned local cosplayers like Ed “Static Shock” Newsome, Caitlin “Robin” Rhyne, Ian “War Machine” Raulston, and many, MANY more on the sidewalks of the Lawndale Shopping Center!

–FREE face-painting by Munchie & Me!

–Once again, hang out all night and all day and all night again at Geeksboro as our pals down the sidewalk will be open straight through on Friday for the food, beverages, and facility conveniences for anyone camping out over night, all day Saturday to provide refreshments and entertainment to event-goers, and until 2 AM Saturday night for the after-party to beat all after-parties!

–Pub-style Superhero Trivia on Saturday night complete with cash & comic prizes!

–Have small children and want to avoid some of the crowds? Stop by to pick up a bag of books and visit with creators at the Greensboro Children’s Museum (6 books, 3 artists) and the Windsor Recreation Center (4 books, 4 artists) from 10 AM – 1 PM!

Creators Appearing at Acme Comics & Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema:

Thomas Boatwright – Orc Girl, Cemetery Blues, Halloween Legion, Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo

Jacob Chabot – Mighty Skullboy Army, Hello Kitty, Voltron Force, SpongeBob

Casey Coller – Transformers Robots in Disguise, Transformers More than Meets the Eye

Chris Giarrusso – G-Man, Aw Yeah Comics, Mini Marvels, Bullpen Bits

Erica Henderson – Subatomic Party Girls, Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures

Sandy Jarrell – Batman ’66, Meteor Men, Wasteland

Tracy Lee Quinn – freelance illustrator, Free Comic Book Day poster

Joe Quinones – Ultimate Comics Survive, FF, Batman Black & White, Batman ’66

Amanda Rachels – Flesh of White, Arcana’s the Book, Clown Town

Gregg Schigiel – Pix Teenage American Fairy, SpongeBob Comics, X-Babies

Brian Smith – Stuff of Legend, Intrepid EscapeGoat, Uncle Ant

Yale Stewart – JL8 (Little League), Nova

Randall Trang – Roller Girl & the Flying Sidekick

Michael Watkins – Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers

Maris Wicks – Primates, Yes, Let’s, Batman Black & White

Kelly Yates – MonstHer, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, Doctor Who: Fairytale

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

MA – Free Comic Book Day 2013

Dennis Hopeless, Casey Coller, Jeff McClelland, Tofu Squirrel, Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb, and more sign at New England Comics locations on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!

New England Comics Brockton

Dennis Hopeless: Writer for Marvel Comics Cable & X-Force and Avengers Area

Casey Coller – Transformers Artist

 

New England Comics Allston

Scott K. Monteiro – Rex Nocturnes Artist

 

New England Comics Norwood

Tofu Squirrel

Ben Bishop

New England Comics Malden

George O’Conner (Writer), Griffen (Artist) for Healed .

Brian Mulcahy Writer – Kiss Miss Carol

 

New England Comics Coolidge

Adventure Time art team Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb

 

New England Comics Harvard

Kevin Johnson artist on Fubar gn

Jennie Wood writer on Fubar and has own indy comic Flutter