FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Saturday May 2nd
Richard’s Comics & Collectables
Every year, since 2001, there has been a Free Comic Book Day and every year I go and draw for fans both young and old. I’m usually there with a bunch of other talented creators and we just hang out and talk and draw the day away.
It’s a ton of fun for everyone!
Would you like to learn more about Free Comic Book Day? Read my post from last year about it.
Richard is a great host and there will be all sorts things happening during the day. Including an entire room full of comics for just $1 each!!There will be a Kid’s Art Contest (with prizes)! This year’s there will be several sheets where you can finish a Robot!
This is a big event and it was even covered by WYFF news channel 4! Go listen and watch Richard
talk about the event in this clip (click here
). He also mentions little ole me and my super exclusive poster I created for him.
This year’s Creators are:
- J Chris Campbell
- Duane Ballenger
- Ryan Bray
- John Davis
- Christopher Lockwood
- Mel Rivera
- Derek & Nikki Davis
- Robert Venditti
- Desi Varsel
- James Cogdill
Also we will have representatives from the following groups:
Plenty of people will be in costume including local Cosplayers:
- Amanda Finley
- Courtney Anne Meeker
Here is the promotional poster that features Ultron controlling the Avengers. I could not resist doing a variant one with Richard controlling Cap and Iron Man. These will be available for you to get and collect all the visiting creators signatures.
Bring yourself and all your family. I’ll draw you an original robot on the spot. See you Saturday!
I will be at FLUKE this Saturday with all the coolest folks you could possibly imagine (click here and see their names). Ok, most of them. We will just say it is a gathering of a large majority of the coolest folks in existence. So if you are cool, then you will be there. If you are beasty then you will also be there. We are also letting in totally rad folks and a couple awesome dudes and dudettes. At least one neat person will be there along with a few amazing creators and a couple of ladies that are jiggy with it. Don’t even get me started about the attendees that are coming from miles around to gape at the glorious goodies that will abound in mounds atop the tables within the 40 Watt Club.
Yes, FLUKE is at the 40 Watt which is itself a fantastic place made for fun. I do not believe there will be any YOLOing aloud this year. But I’ve not seen any official documentation to support that so you may be able to if no one is looking.
So come hang out with us. Bring yourself and money and your friend who also has money. They will be serving alcoholic beverages so there may be a few people who are crunk before the end of the show. But we don’t let them crush our good time vibe or anything.
Mini-Comics & Zine Festival
40 Watt Club in Athens, GA
$2 bucks admission
You Will Enjoy
I remember the first time I went to FLUKE, I died right on the spot. Thankfully they had a resurrection machine on hand because Bizarro Wuxtry was a sponsor and they have everything. You should try and stop by there while you are in town. You will not be disappointed, I assure you. I am not kidding in the least. You will be a better person after you walk the rooms filled with relics that will sooth your beasty soul within. It’s cathartic or something.
Speaking of replenishing the soul, FLUKE is a great place to meet new people and future friends. Many long lasting buddies have met on the floor of FLUKE. Not lying down drunk on the floor but walking the floor. Communing in comics and regaling in shared commonalities are great ways to build bonds that will hold stronger than any man made substance. The ethereal kinship that can form around stacks of stapled paper are unlike any others. It’s true and when you come to FLUKE you will see. You will enjoy.
This year I get to celebrate Halloween in 2 of my favorite places in Greenville SC. Let’s hope I live to see the end of the day after all the awesome drawing I get to do.
First I’ll be at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate. This is their first ever Kid’s Comic-Con event! I’ll be sketching robots all day and giving them away to kids.
I’m really lucky to have some of my artwork displayed in this amazing place. I created 2 benches and a wall mural for them and I really love seeing everyone enjoying them. It’s going to be a really fun start of a day!
Later I’ll be heading over to Richard’s Comics and Collectables and joining a crew of creative artists who will be sketching and talking with kids. It’s ComicFest and Richard knows how to throw a great event that will surely have something fun for kids of all ages to enjoy.
Stop by one of these events and I’ll sketch a robot for you and wish you a happy Halloween. Bring your kids because there will be tons for them to do and lots of goodies to scoop up. It’s going to be spectacular and spooky! So it’ll be both of those words together in one word. Nothing like combining 2 great things into one great thing just like the October 25th!
I’m happy to announce that I will be returning to SPX after a few years of not being there. My journey and arangements are thanks to grants from the Ullman Foundation, the Daughhetee Cooperative and some help from AdHouse Books. I will be tooling around in grand ole Bethesda Maryland this weekend, September 13th and 14th. I will be seated with fellow Wide Awake Press pals Rob Ullman and Jared Cullum at booth number C3. Stop by and say hello!