Steve Niles, Matthew Sturges, and Yehudi Mercado sign at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
We’re getting ready for our biggest, craziest day of the year – FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! You don’t want to miss it!
Those of you that have joined us in previous years for the comic book world’s own holiday know what to expect, but for the newbies, here’s the day in a nutshell.
You’ll wait in line (not that long, we have a pretty good system) at the giant tent we have set up in front of the store and choose 10 from all the FCBD selections available for yourself. There’s a large selection available this year (over 50!) – but even that isn’t enough for us. Austin Books always adds additional title to choose from!
We recommend you bring some water if it’s a hot day. We have industrial fans blowing, but its important to stay hydrated!
Then stop inside and meet our special guests for the day: writers Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, upcoming Chin Music) and Matthew Sturges (House of Mystery, FCBD new release Damsels.) They’ll be signing their books and comics and answering questions at times to be announced soon!
Our friend Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TX, Buffalo Speedway) will also be joining us to sign new FCBD release Mouse Guard/ Rust Flipbook, featuring Pantalones, Tx activity pages he created for the special issue!
For the third year in a row, the CCP Comics will be sketching for free for those waiting in line. They have an exciting tie-in to announce soon, so keep an eye out here for updates!
Be sure to bring your camera, because Sidekick Girl and Wonder Woman will be patrolling the line!
It’s going to be our biggest Free Comic Book Day ever!
If you’re interested in volunteering to be a part of the Austin Books FCBD team this year, email us at email@example.com with the words “FCBD volunteer” in the subject line! It’s a non-paid gig, but we’ll load you up with FCBD comics!
Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, and Daryl Gregory sign on Friday, June 17th from 3 – 7pm!
Famed writer Bill Willingham, creator of the much-lauded FABLES comic series for Vertigo, is visiting town on a writing retreat and Austin Books & Comics is extremely fortunate to have this exclusive opportunity for FABLES fans to meet Bill in person!
FABLES has won 14 Eisner awards to date, and continues to be considered one of the best comic books ever produced. The FABLES video game is currently in development, while ABC TV is developing a pilot.
Willingham has Austin roots as a former resident, plus had early works published by Lone Star Press and Clockwork Storybook, an Austin writer’s collective that he co-founded.
And this just in – Bill’s Clockwork Storybook friends Matt Sturges (House of Mystery, Jack of Fables) and Daryl Gregory (Planet of the Apes, Dracula: Company of Monsters) will also be joining us for the signing!
Austin Books & Comics
5002 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751