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
Rebekah Isaacs, Jim Fern, Nelson Ortega, Joe Kuzma, Sebastian Piccione, Neil Jorge, Marcus Grant, Aaron Baker, and more sign at Famous Faces and Funnies on Saturday, May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
Free Comic Book MAY begins with Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5 at Famous Faces & Funnies!
We will have 10 FREE COMICS PER PERSON every Saturday in May!
May 5, we will have several great artists and comic book creators including Rebekah Isaacs, Jim Fern, Nelson Ortega, Joe Kuzma, Sebastian Piccione, Neil Jorge, Marcus Grant, Aaron Baker and more! Creators will be signing comics and sketching all day!
We will have the Star Wars 501st Legion and other special guests in costume and just about everything in the store is on sale, so please help us spread the word about our biggest event of the year!
More details coming soon, but make sure you can join us for our craziest, most exciting day of the year Saturday May 5 and every Saturday in May to get some amazing FREE COMICS!
Spend $3 every Saturday in May and you get a free graphic novel! Pick from our favorite first volumes like Y: The Last Man, Walking Dead, The Boys, Irredeemable, Scott Pilgrim, Fables and much more!
Famous Faces and Funnies
3000 W New Haven Avenue, West Melbourne, FL 32904
Artist Paul Ryan signs at That’s Entertainment on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day! Paul will be drawing free sketches of Avengers characters!
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Steve Scott, Mitch Byrd, Steven Butler, John Dell, and Wade Acuff sign on Satuday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
Steve Scott – Penciller for Batman, Indiana Jones, Creeper, Bloodrayne, X-Men and Avengers.
Mitch Byrd – Penciller for Green Lantern, Guy Gardner, Robocop, Shi and Predator.
Steven Butler – Penciller for Spider-Man, Sonic, X-Men, Punisher and Superman.
John Dell – Inker for X-Men, Batman, AVX, Superman, Spider-Man, Justice League of America and Blackest Night.
Wade Acuff – CG Modeler for Lord of The Rings, designer for Nickelodeon’s Lazytown.
Costumed Characters will be on hand all day.
Auctions and Raffles will be held all day with all proceeds going to buy books for the local libraries.
3 Alarm Comics
15210 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532
Come meet Keith Champagne, writer/artist/inker for titles such as Green Lantern Corps, The Mighty, JSA, War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath, 52, Batman, Uncanny X-Men, Superman, and lots more! He will be signing books and doing head sketches for fans for FREE (limit 1 per customer) on Saturday, May 5th for Free Comic Book Day!
160 Main Street, Milford, MA 01757
Cullen Bunn, Jacob Chabot, Jeremy Dale, Chris Giarusso, Brian Hurtt, Dan Khanna, Amanda Rachels, Craig Rousseau, Gregg Schigiel, Brian Smith, Yale Stewart, and Kelly Yates sign at Acme Comics on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
Jeremy Whitley and Jorge Aguirre sign at Big Planet Comics on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
RSVP on Facebook! 11am – 1pm
Big Planet Comics
426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180
RSVP on Facebook! 3pm – 5pm
Big Planet Comics – College Park
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
Clayton Crain and many more sign at Comic Book Ink on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
Tacoma, Washington’s COMIC BOOK INK, is thrilled to announce the return of the nation’s BIGGEST “Comic Book Holiday”…FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!! (www.freecomicbookday.com)
Starting at 10:00am on SATURDAY, MAY 5th 2010, Comic Book Ink will host its 9th Annual Celebration for folks who love comics and everything about them! While supplies last, the shop will be giving away FREE SPECIALLY MARKED COMICS throughout the day.
“This year promises to be our biggest yet with over THIRTY-SEVEN (37) DIFFERENT TITLES to choose from…” said store owner, JOHN MUNN, “There is literally something for everyone young and old…whether its your first comic ever to you four thousanth!”
“We are having a GUEST OF HONOR at this year’s event! Marvel Superstar Artist CLAYTON CRAIN,” Munn reported happilu, “This is the first time we have had a Guest of Honor since our very first Free Comic Book Day in 2003 with ADAM KUBERT. Clayton will be producing a SPECIAL EDITION of his phenomenal SKETCHBOOK! We don’t know how many he is bringing, but folks will want to be there early to guarantee they get one!”
With companies ranging from the Big Two (DC COMICS and MARVEL), the largest of the Independent Companies (DARK HORSE, IDW and IMAGE) to the smallest (ASPEN, ARCHIA, ONI and TOP SHELF to name a few)…all of the industry is coming out to play!
A myriad of stories featuring a CAVALCADE of CHARACTERS will be available. Some of the names include: THE AVENGERS. THE JUSTICE LEAGUE, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, STAR WARS and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER! PLUS such great titles as PEANUTS, THE SMURFS, THE SIMPSONS, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, TRANSFORMERS, Disney’s DONALD DUCK, THE SIMPSONS, VOLTRON, and, yes, even YO GABBA GABBA.
Don’t forget, we will also giving away a FREE MARVEL HEROCLIX of THOR, from this Summer’s GREEN LANTERN Movie Opening June 17th at the Lakewood Regal, while supplies last!
And, don’t worry, we’ll show you how to use him in a game with demonstrations of HEROCLIX (from WIZKIDS GAMES)!
“We are also lucky to have a huge number of phenomenal new, and returning, guests, joining World Famous Comic Book Artist, CLAYTON CRAIN, to this year’s Free Comic Book Day,” Munn continued, ” With members of the 501st LEGION of STAR WARS RECREATIONISTS,a chance to meet some of Tacoma’s Own Phenomenal Roller Girls, THE DOCKYARD DERBY DAMES, the phenomenal SKETCH ARTIST JESSE MUNOZ, JAMES STOWE, MARK BRILL and MARK MONLUX from the CARTOONIST LEAGUE OF ABSURD WASHINGTONIANS, Characters from the Dead Gentlemen/Zombie Orpheous Films including, JOURNEYQUEST and THE GAMERS, Members of the indie smash Web Series THE COLLECTIBLES, Plus the folks from our neighbor, the LAKEWOOD REGAL CINEMAS, will be on hand again to give out FREE POSTERS, comic book fans dressed up as a myriad of characte for our ANNUAL COSTUME CONTEST and MORE! But we also have a few more ‘special events’ up our sleeve.”
“This is an event that couples the fun and accessibility of comics with the promotion of literacy for all ages,” Munn finished, “While having the BIGGEST BACK ISSUE SALE IN THE COUNTY to cap it all off! There is literally NO BIGGER CELEBRATION of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY happening in the Tacoma / Lakewood / University Place Area! ”
COMIC BOOK INK (located at 2510 S. 84th Street, Suites 15A-B, Lakewood, WA 98499) was established in 2002 as a community oriented store and with the hopes of establishing the shop as a public meeting place, as well as cultural center, for those who love, or want to learn more, about comic books. The shop is a SEVEN TIME NOMINEE for the WILL EISNER SPIRIT of RETAILING AWARD (2004-2010).
For more information about FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, on SATURDAY, MAY 5th from 10:00am until 10:00pm, please contact John Munn at (253) 761-4641 or at the shop located at 2510 S. 84th Street, Suites 15A-B, Lakewood, WA 98499.