Artist Pat Olliffe signs and sketches at Big Bang Comics on Saturday 5, 2012 from 1-4pm for Free Comic Book Day!
Big Bang Comics and Collectibles
437 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA 15143
Tony Harris signs on Saturday May 5, 2012 from noon to 5:00pm for Free Comic Book Day!!
Tony Harris – Illustrator of such works as Starman, Ex Machina and Obergeist, and winner of multiple Eisner awards for best cover artist will be on hand to sign and mingle with fans.
Titan Games & Comics – Duluth
2103 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096
Meet local artists Sean Murphy, Steve Walker, and David Gallaher and get their books, sketches, and autographs at Brooklyn Comics on Saturday May 5th, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day. Plus 25% off all kids books, plus free stuff to give away!
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Sean Murphy is the best selling illustrator of Batman/Scarecrow Year One, HellBlazer: City of Demons, Joe The Barbarian (with Grant Morrison) and he wrote & illustrated the original graphic novel called Off Road, which went on to win a American Library Association award for young adults. For Ages 10-Mature.
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Steve Walker is a freelance comics artist having published with companies such as Image Comics, Random House Books, most notably the first two volumes in the graphic novel series The Sons of Liberty, and the upcoming The Battle of Blood And Ink, for Tor Books. When not pushing lead at his drawing table, Steve can be found teaching comics and sequential art at the Art Student’s League in Manhattan. For Ages 8-Mature.
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- David Gallaher was named “Breakout Creator of 2008” by Comic Foundry Magazine, received multiple Harvey Award nominations and won The Best Online Comic Award for his work on High Moon, a high-energy, deeply researched fusion horror/western webcomic for Zuda Comics. In addition to his webcomic, David has written Deadlands for Image Comics, Box 13 for comiXology / Red 5 and Darkstar & The Winterguard for Marvel Comics. For Ages 12 – Mature.
493 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb sign at Comicopia for Free Comic Book Day from 1-4pm on Saturday, May 5th!
464 Commonwealth Ave #13, Boston, MA 02215-2734
Phil Noto, the artist behind the Silver Snail’s 36th anniversary poster, signs on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
The Silver Snail
367 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A4
Jim Calafiore signs and does head sketches at Amazing Heroes on Saturday May 5, 2012 on Free Comic Book Day!
966 Stuyvesant Ave, Union Township, NJ 07083
Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), the annual event in which participating comic shops give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores, returns Saturday, May 5, and Things From Another World is where you’ll find all of the action! Doors open at 9 am at TFAW’s Portland, Milwaukie, and Beaverton stores. Make sure to stop by for special free comics–while supplies last–as well as amazing signings, big savings, and more. The comics retailer will also offer free comics online at TFAW.com.
“Free Comic Book Day is an opportunity for us to reach out to the community and offer entertainment the entire family can enjoy–and afford,” said TFAW Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. “This is a great event that we look forward to every year.”
TFAW has an incredible slate of comic book creators signing at their Portland and Beaverton locations, including several artists from this year’s official FCBD comics, like Ben Bates (Sonic the Hedgehog), Jonathan Case (The Guild), and Steve Lieber (Alabaster). Plus, meet Terry and Rachel Dodson (Uncanny X-Men), Emi Lenox (EmiTown), Amy Mebberson (Strawberry Shortcake), Jeff Parker (Hulk), Chris Samnee (Captain America & Bucky), and the Witch Doctor team, Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner!
May 5 also kicks off TFAW’s astonishing Mega Sale, both in stores and online. Customers will save 50-70% on comics, graphic novels, toys, statues, and more. In stores, customers will also enjoy incredible savings on all back issues, including hundreds of issues new to each location.
As a special bonus, Stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters from Cloud City Garrison and Kashyyyk Base Rebel Legion will “patrol” at the Beaverton TFAW, while the pirates from PDX YAR will invade the Portland and Milwaukie locations–and demonstrate their sword-fighting skills. Get the complete schedule below, and see you May 5!
About Things From Another World:
Founded in 1979, Things From Another World is the premier retailer of comics, toys, collectibles, and pop-culture geek goodness, both in Portland, Oregon and online at http://www.TFAW.com.
TFAW’S FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SCHEDULE
ONLINE AT TFAW.COM:
Starting at 12:01 am PST: Customers will have at least two FCBD comics placed in their in-stock purchases, while supplies last.
PORTLAND TFAW, 4133 NE SANDY BLVD. PORTLAND, OR 97214:
9:00 am: Doors open!
12:00-2:00 pm: Signings with the following creators:
Jonathan Case – Artist for Dark Horse Comics’ The Guild FCBD book
Terry and Rachel Dodson – Artists for Uncanny X-Men and Defenders
Emi Lenox – Creator of EmiTown
Steve Lieber – Artist for Alabaster, featured in Dark Horse’s FCBD books
Jeff Parker – Writer for Hulk and Thunderbolts
Plus: The pirates of PDX YAR.
BEAVERTON TFAW, 4390 SW LLOYD AVE. BEAVERTON, OR 97005:
9:00 am: Doors open!
2:00-4:00 pm: Signings with the following creators:
Ben Bates – Artist for Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog FCBD book
Amy Mebberson – Artist for Strawberry Shortcake and Muppets
Chris Samnee – Artist for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and Serenity
Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner – Writer and artist for Witch Doctor
All day (while supplies last):
Free Starbucks coffee for customers starting at 9:30 am!
Demos and giveaways from Game Trader.
Free cookies from Subway.
Plus: Stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters from Cloud City Garrison and Kashyyyk Base Rebel Legion.
MILWAUKIE TFAW, 10977 SE MAIN ST. MILWAUKIE, OR 97222:
9:00 am: Doors open–enjoy free coffee from Spring Creek Coffee House, while supplies last!
10:00 am: Trackers Earth will demonstrate how to shoot a bow and arrow like Hawkeye! (Note: foam arrows only.)
12:00-4:00 pm: Live-action Heroclix.
All day: Kids’ art table.
Plus: The pirates of PDX YAR.
David Wenzel and Bob Noberini appear at That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA on Saturday, May 5, 2012, from Noon to 5 p.m. for Free Comic Book Day!
Acclaimed fantasy artist David T. Wenzel will appear at That’s Entertainment in Worcester on Free Comic Book Day 2012, Saturday May 5th Noon to 5 p.m. Wenzel is best known for his graphic novel adaptation of The Hobbit, which is one of the most successful artistic visualizations of classic literature ever done.
Wenzel will sign a free fantasy art print he has created especially for Free Comic Book Day attendees. This art event ties into mounting anticipation among fantasy fans for the premiere of the new The Hobbit movie, which will be released in December of this year.
“I know David plans to bring a variety of prints and paintings to display and sell,” says Company Manager Ken Carson, “so this will definitely be a colorful visual feast for fans of fantasy art. And it’s a great opportunity for aspiring artists to talk with a world-renowned professional.”
Scola has also lined up artist Bob Noberini for the event. Noberini is well-known for his dynamic superhero style, and he will be offering free sketches to attendees as time permits.
That’s Entertainment is a “pop culture emporium”, dealing mainly in comic books, toys, movies and video games. Located at 244 Park Avenue since 1992, they have operated in Worcester since 1980.
Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores. Free Comic Book Day started in 2002 and is coordinated by the industry’s single large distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors. On Free Comic Book Day, participating retailers give away specially printed copies of comic books. In its first six years, more than 2000 retailers in more than 30 countries have given away more than 12 million Free Comic Book Day special-edition comic books. That’s Entertainment has participated in FCBD every year since its inception, and has regularly featured professional artists as part of the event.
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
Art Baltazar & Franco from DC’s Tiny Titans and Superman Family Adventures (which launches that day) appear at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day! Free signing and sketching from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Also, it’s the store’s Grand Opening! Free comics, hot dogs, beverages, and cake will be served while supplies last.
Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847-423-2916; Fax: 847-423-2917
Filip Sablik, Steve Conley, and John Gallagher sign at Cards, Comics & Collectibles on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
Cards Comics and Collectibles
100 A Chartley Dr., Reisterstown, MD 21136