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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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “FCBD volunteer” in the subject line! It’s a non-paid gig, but we’ll load you up with FCBD comics!
On Saturday, June 30th, Rogues Gallery hosts their second annual all-ages events, featuring a whole bunch of creators who will sketch, sign and talk with kids about making comics! And, for the first time this year, kids will participate in making a comic in the store!
Our guests this year are:
Ty Templeton – Ultimate Spider-Man, Batman Adventures, Superman Adventures, lots more!
Shane & Chris Houghton – Creators of Reed Gunther, Bear-Riding Cowboy, have also worked on Boom! Studios’ Peanuts and Adventure Time books!
Chad Thomas – Worked on Archie’s Young Salem and Megaman, plus lots more!
Evan Bryce – Wide variety of comics work, art teacher and some of the wildest, coolest color prints in the universe!
Mike Bullock – Writer of hit indy all-ages book Lions, Tigers & Bears!
Yehudi Mercado – Creator of Buffalo Speedway, promoting next year’s all-ages Archaia graphic novel Pantalones, TX!
The event will run from 10 AM – 6 PM! Kids will help creators create a comic in store starting at 1 PM! Tell your friends!
1601 S IH-35 #360, Round Rock, TX 78664