Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day 2011 Runaround (UPDATE)

This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. All over the world, comic book stores will be giving away free comics. But some will be doing even more. Here are a few of them.

UK

Birmingham

Nostalgia & Comics

Paul Cornell (writer of Action Comics, Captain Britain, Knight & Squire, Doctor Who) & his artistic collaborator on Knight & Squire Jimmy Broxton signing and sketching. Si Spencer (Hellblazer), Ian Edginton (Sherlock Holmes, Pride & Prejudice, 2000AD) David Hitchcock (Gothic, Madam Samurai)

Nostalgia & Comics
14-16 Smallbrook Queensway
Birmingham

London

Orbital Comics

Free Comic Book Day will be even a bit more special at Orbital this year, with the creators of Bulletproof Coffin, Shaky Kane and David Hine, signing copies of the book, due as a collected edition the previous week.

We’ll also be screening Steven Cook’s Shaky Kane Unravelled Documentary and have a Q+A with both Kane and Hine.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street
London

Gosh Comics

Al Ewing, Dan Abnett and Robbie Morrison will be there from 1pm to 2.30pm, signing copies of the free 2000 AD FCBD sampler along with copies of their GNs.

Gosh Comics
Great Russell St
London

Holy Goat Comics

Costumed performers appearing to hand out free comics and raise money for the Make A Wish foundation

Holy Goat Comics
47 Surbiton Road
Kingston Upon Thames
KT1 2HG

USA

Arizona

Glendale

Drawn to Comics

Eric Mengel – Writer, illustrator and publisher of OCHO, a 20 page mini-comic that comes out six times a year. Eric will be giving away free OCHO mini-comics from 1:00PM to 5:00PM.

Chris Wood– Worked in the video game industry for the last 17 years but has decided to dedicate 2011 to falling back in love with making art. Chris will be on hand to sign for fans.

Albert Morales – Working on various Marvel Comics projects, 5Finity production works and applying any help he can to the HERO Initiative. Currently on his own book Bandalero: Head Honcho! Albert will be on hand to sign for fans.

Armand Villavert – A comic book illustrator whose published works include three children’s manga from Tokyopop entitled ZAPT! He is also the writer and artist of a story in the Princess Ai anthology. Currently doing a project for Image comics titled Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors with writer Mark Smith. Armand will be on hand to sign for fans.

Denae Frazier – A pin-up/sketch card artist who has done sketch card artwork for Star Wars Galaxy 6, Tudors Season 1/2/3 (card release To Be Determined), Classic Sci-fi Horror, Woodstock Generation, and the upcoming set of Vampirella. Currently writing her own take on the fabled Red Riding Hood, that coincides with her Red Riding Hood line of art, with future plans on putting it into comic book form. Danae will be on hand to sign for fans.

Dennman – Published over 10 mini-comics, two different webcomic series and a couple of trade paperbacks (collecting those series). Works include Get that Chicken, Lollygaggin’ Adventures and CHEESE starring Harold. He also has an up and coming webcomic series entitled Jenny Spookawski – Ghost Girl, debuting early summer 2011. Denmann will be on hand to sign for fans.

Scott Shehi – Owner of T.R.I.B.E. Studio Comics. Most recent projects include T.R.I.B.A.L. Stories (Rat, Logistik, Kid Intense, Marked, Shadow), Hot Dog Man and Micron. Scott will be on hand to sign for fans.

Oddity Commodity – Formed in 2008, Oddity Commodity is the brainchild of artist Christopher Burkheart and is creatively overseen by a small group of friends: sketch/concept artist and creator Christopher Burkheart, web/graphic designer and contributor Steven Gomez, head writer Eric Chanen, writer, inker, and sculptor Jason Mandell, and writer and business cooridinator Sam Gomez. Started as an idea for a series of t-shirts, Oddity Commodity has quickly grown into a stable of characters and concepts that are meant to stimulate the minds and imaginations of the masses through various mediums including clothing, sketch art, fine art and comic books. They will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jonathan Ziegler – Creator of the graphic novel Price Check. Jonathan will be on hand to sign for fans.

Shawn McGowan (Zedin) – Graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design and does editotial illustration, interior decor design, children’s books illustrations, product design and more. Zedin will be on hand to sign for fans.

Chris Crainey – Local artist. Chris will be on hand to sign for fans.

Kevin Anderson – Local freelance artist who contributed art to the comic book Troubling Signs, which which is dedicated to a community anti-graphiti campaign. Kevin will be on hand to sign for fans.

Shelby Roberton – Illustrator, colorist, and writer who started at the age of 15 with the British Aeronautics Magazine as a lead artist and concept illustrator. He has worked on Rascal from the Black Flag comic serialized tale and his own book, Crypt, and tons of fill in pagework. Shelby will be on hand to sign for fans.

Deejay Fuzion – A graduate of the Art Institute of Phoenix and a Music Deejay.

Frank “Gauge” O’Rourke – Freelance graphic artist.

Adriano “Andy” Carreon – Illustrated children’s magazines and worked as a cartoonist for a local comic book company. As a freelance illustrator, Andy has illustrated a variety of art such as turbine engines, portraits, architectural renderings, and cartoon/comic book illustrations. In the last year, he drew sketch card/trading card sets for Rittenhouse Archives to include X-Men Archives, Spider-Man Archives, and Marvel’s 70th Anniversary collection. Adriano will be on hand to sign for fans.

Events also to be located at Downtown Glendale Murphy Park, Velma Teague Branch Library, and Glendale Visitors Bureau main office.

Drawn to Comics
5757 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
623-847-9090
www.DrawnToComics.com

Phoenix

Hero Comics

Vince DePorter – Artist on Spongebob Comics and Scooby Doo. Vince will be on hand to sign for fans.

Mike Macropoulos – Artist on Spooky Girl. Mike will be on hand to sign for fans.

Andy Bohn – Local artist. Andy will be on hand to sign for fans.

April Grady-Reyna – Local artist. April will be on hand to sign for fans.

Mickey Chaney – Local artist. Mickey will be on hand to sign for fans.

Hero Comics
3415 W.Thunderbird #1
Phoenix, Az 85053
602-843-6320

Tucson

Fantasy Comics

A benefit raffle for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona going on through FCBD. Raffle items include signed comics, variants, and a $100 gift certificate, tickets are $1.

Fantasy Comics
2595 N. 1st Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
1-520-670-0100
ComicsPRO member


Arkansas

Blytheville

Arkham Comics

Kelly Williams – Artist on Red Plains, co-creator/artist/writer of Co-Op Comics, and artist/writer on Hello, Do You Work Here?. Kelly will be on hand to sign for fans.

Costumed Appearances – Green Lantern, Thor and Dex-Star the Red Lantern.

Arkham Comics
514 W. Main Street
Blytheville, AR 72315
1-870-776-1021
arkhamcomics.weebly.com
arkhamcomics@yahoo.com

California

Alameda

Alameda Sports Cards and Comics

Ernie Chan – Artist on Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian, Batman, Detective Comics, Docter Strange and Kull the Destroyer. Ernie will be on hand to sign for fans.

Nick Dragotta – Artist on Captain America: Forever Allies and Howtoons. Nick will be on hand to sign for fans.

Brad Simpson – Colorist on Hawkeye: Blindspot Volume 1 #2, Deadpool Team-Up Volume 1 #886 and Captain America: Forever Allies Volume 1 #4. Brad will be on hand to sign for fans.

Alameda Sports Cards and Comics
1515 Webster Street
Alameda, Ca 94501
510-769-0644
www.alamedacardsandcomics.com

Berkeley

The Escapist Comic Book Store

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is Saturday May 7th, ALL day!

More Events:

Friday, April 29, 8:00PM – MariNaomi reads from Kiss & Tell.
Sunday, May 8, 3:00PM –  Larry Correta signs Hard Magic!
Thursday, May 12 7:00PM – EMPIRE STATE Book Release Party. Meet Jason Shiga!
Saturday, May 14 300PM – Meet Aaron Ximm of PAT THE ZOMBIE!!!

Comics pros came together to create the richest, broadest most eyepopping assortment of backstock books and vintage comics ANYwhere, PLUS all the newest books and weekly floppies. Neighboring Dark Carnival Bookstore has done it, with the help of comic experts who will be there. Visit the famous cats, Ash and Ember. Free admission.

The Escapist Comic Book Store
3090 Claremont Avenue
Berkeley CA 94705
(510) 65-COMIC  510-652-6642  310-595-7637

Canoga Park

Collector�s Paradise Comics & Gallery

Whilce Portacio – Co-founder of Image Comics, creator and artist on Wetworks, as well as a long time artist on Uncanny X-men, The Punisher, and many other Marvel comics. Whilce will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Tomm Cocker – Director, writer and artist. His new series from Image Comics, Undying Love, just came out to great reviews. Tomm is also known for his art on many Marvel titles, including 5 Ronin, Daredevil: NOIR and Wolverine. Tomm will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Joshua Fialkov – One of the hottest new writers in comics right now, with his breakthrough graphic novel TUMOR and his new horror series Echoes. Joshua also wrote Alibi, Cyblade, and Rampaging Wolverine and is a creator or co-creator of several titles, including Elk’s Run, Tumor, and Echoes. Joshua will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Tony Fleecs – Writer and artist of In My Lifetime, a critically-acclaimed autobiographical comic book. His other comics work (drawn and written) has been published by Random House (Villard), Image Comics, Silent Devil Productions, Boom!, IDW and Terminal Press. Tony will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Tone Rodriguez – For the past 10 years, Tone Rodriguez has drawn such comics as Radioactive Man and Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror (Bongo Comics), Shadowhawk (Image), Tyrese Gibson’s Mayhem! (Image), and Snake Plissken Chronicles (CrossGen). Tone will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Chris Moreno – Creator of Zombie Dickheads, now appearing in Zombie Bomb: Dark Daze from Terminal Press.  His work has appeared in Disney’s Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, The Minions of Ka from Arcana, and Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics.  His creator-owned character, Sanz Pantz: Ninja Platypus appears in the Popgun anthologies from Image. Chris will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Ray Friesen – Creator and artist of the upcoming Top Shelf graphic novel Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken, as well as many other excellent kids’ comics through his own company and website DontEatAnyBugs.com. Ray will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Sketches for HERO Initiative – Artists will be doing sketches to benefit HERO Initiative.

CALBI Food Truck – Innovative Korean Fusion Food Truck will be on site selling their famous tacos and burritos.

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery
7131 Winnetka Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91306
1-818-999-9455
cparadise@socal.rr.com
ComicsAndCards.net

Chino

Comic Madness

Joe Benitez – Writer/artist for Aspen Comics smash hit Lady Mechanika; artist on many other titles such as Wraithborn, Magdalena, Superman-Batman, J.L.A., Detective Comics, G.I. Joe, Weapon Zero and more! Joe will be on hand from 11:00AM until 2:00PM to sign for fans.

Peter Steigerwald – Co-owner of Aspen Comics and colorist for Aspen Comics smash hit Lady Mechanika; colorist on most comics and covers drawn by Michael Turner and on such titles as Brightest Day, Hulk, Soulfire, Fathom, Ultimatum and more! Peter will be on hand from 11:00AM until 2:00PM to sign for fans.

Comic Madness
12345 Mountain Ave. Unit J
Chino, CA 91710
909-590-5949

Concord

Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff

Jeff Bonivert – Cartoonist whose works include Captain Four-Color and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Mick Gray – Artist/inker on Batman and Robin and Promethea.

Steve Moncuse – Artist/writer on The Fish Police.

These artists will be on hand to sign and sketch beginning at 11:00AM.

Flying Colors will also feature two exclusive items available on Free Comic Book Day:

*A signed, numbered limited edition exclusive full-color print by JEFF BONIVERT and MICK GRAY featuring Flying Colors’ own Captain Four-Color to benefit The HERO INITIATIVE (http://heroinitiative.org/), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping comics’ veterans by providing financial aid for emergency situations and medical care.

*A signed, numbered limited edition exclusive bookplate edition of Fish Police Volume 1 from IDW. The bookplate features exclusive art from Fish Police creator STEVE MONCUSE.

Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff
2980 Treat Blvd at Oak Grove Rd
Concord CA 94518
925-825-5410

Laguna Niguel

Nuclear Comics & Skate

DARKWING DUCK artist James Silvani signing and sketching

Nuclear Comics & Skate
28985 Golden Lantern #B107
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Los Angeles

Golden Apple 10:00AM
Matt Hawkins – Writer on Darkness, the FCBD Darkness 2 Prequel and president for Top Cow.
Jeff Cahn and Owen Weisman – Creative team on Red Spike.

12:00 NOON
Walter Koenig – Creator of Things To Come and Chekov from the original Star Trek TV series.

2:00PM
Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard – The creative team behind this year’s FCBD Super Dinosaur Origin Special.

4:00PM
Marc Andreyko – Writer on True Blood.
Brian McCarthy and Michael Lent – Creators of Brimstone.

*SALE – 25% OFF EVERYTHING in the store.
*FREE Comics beginning at 10:00AM.
*FREE Green Lantern Lipton Tea.
*FREE Hot Dogs.
*BOUNCE HOUSE for kids.
*FREE “PREIST” Movie Giveaways and much more!

Golden Apple
7018 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
P: 323-658-6047
F: 323-525-2928 Meltdown Comics

Brian Holguin – Writer of The Dark Crystal story in the Archaia FCDB flipbook. Brian will be on hand from 11:00AM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

David Petersen – Writer and artist of the Mouse Guard story in the Archaia FCDB flipbook. David will be on hand from 11:00AM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Jeff Cahn – Writer of Red Spike. Jeff will be on hand from 2:00PM to 3:30PM to sign for fans.

Owen Wiseman – Writer of Samurai’s Blood. Owen will be on hand from 2:00PM to 3:30PM to sign for fans.

Jason “JFish” Fischer – Illustrator of the premiere monster erotic comic series Junqueland #1, fantasy/adventure webcomic Jaephisch and the Dark Rainbow and co-editor to the anthology series Fine Literature will be signing these titles and a FCBD special autobio mini JFish In LA from 11:00AM to 2:00PM.

Rachel Dukes – Writer and illustrator of several webcomic series and co-editor of Side B: The Music Lovers Anthology will be signing FCBD Side B minis from 11:00AM to 2:00PM.

Joshua Hale Fialkov – Writer of Tumor, EchoesPunks the Comic and Elk’s Run will be signing after a discussion about Image Comics’ noir miniseries Echoes and Sweets at 4:00PM.

Kody Chamberlain – Writer and illustrator of 30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales and Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu will be signing after a discussion about Image Comics’ noir miniseries Echoes and Sweets at 4:00PM.

Meltdown Comics
7522 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-851-7223
http://www.meltcomics.com/blog/

Manhattan Beach

The Comic Bug

Mike MignolaHellboy, Baltimore. Mike will be on hand to sign for fans.

Steve NilesCriminal Macabre. Steve will be on hand to sign for fans.

Richard StarkingsElephantmen. Richard will be on hand to sign for fans.

Joe BenitezLady Mechanika. Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.

David WohlExecutive Assistant: Iris. David will be on hand to sign for fans.

Vince HernandezCharismagic. Vince will be on hand to sign for fans.

Chris Yost – TV’s The Mighty Avengers. Chris will be on hand to sign for fans.

Phil OrtizThe Simpsons. Phil will be on hand to sign for fans.

Joshua WilliamsonSketch Monsters. Joshua will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jeff StokelyFraggle Rock. Jeff will be on hand to sign for fans.

Robbi RodriguezTek Jansen. Robbi will be on hand to sign for fans.

Frank Mastromauro – Artist on Aspen Comics’ Soulfire and Shrugged. Frank will be on hand to sign for fans.

David Schwartz – Writer on Aspen Comics’ Fathom. David will be on hand to sign for fans.

Peter Steigerwald – Artist on Witchblade and Fathom. Peter will be on hand to sign for fans.

Mark Roslan – Artist on Tomb Raider and The Darkness. Mark will be on hand to sign for fans.

First look at Mattel’s exclusive releases for Comic-Con 2011!

Character Appearances: Wonder Woman (Confession of a Superhero’s Jenn Wengar) and Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion will be on hand for photo opportunities.

The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach CA 90266
310-372-6704
http://thecomicbug.com/

Modesto

Bonanza Books and Comics

Ethen Beavers – Artist on Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures, Indiana Jones and Samurai Jack.

Patrick Barr – Artist and writer on Sun Wukong: The Journey Continues.

Jeremiah Perkins – Artist and writer on Son of Lar.

And costumed appearances from the 501st Legion Central California Garrison from 10AM to 12PM with Darth Vader, Boba Fett, storm troopers, clone troopers and Jedi Knights.

Bonanza Books and Comics
2308 McHenry Avenue
Modesto, California 95350
209-529-0415
www.bonanzabooks.net

Mountain View

Lee’s Comics

Geronimo Stilton, Yvan Delporte and Peyo – Creators of the Geronimo Stilton graphic novel series and this year’s FCBD Geronimo Stilton comic from Papercutz. They will be on hand from 12:00 noon to 2:00PM to autograph their graphic novels and the free book for fans.

Lee’s Comics
1020 N. Rengstorff Ave. Suite F
Mountain View, CA 94043
650-965-1800
Lee@Lcomics.com
www.Lcomics.com

Northridge

Earth-2 Comics

Geoff Johns – Superstar writer of the ongoing Green Lantern and The Flash comic book series. Geoff will be signing copies of the FCBD Green Lantern Special Edition comic book published by DC Comics, which includes a classic chapter of Green Lantern Secret Origin and the very first preview of Flaspoint. He will be on hand at the Northridge store from 3:30PM to 5:30PM.

Geoff will be sigining at both Earth-2 Comics stores on May 7!

Earth-2 Comics
8967 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324
818.993.7804

Novato

Blue Moon Comics

from 12-4

Haden Blackman, Writer(Dark Horse Comics Star Wars: Darth Vadar and His Lost Command and DC Comics Batwoman) and New Co-President-CCO of Fearless Studios game company.

Michael Stribling, Leapfrog Interactive Art Director | Cover Artist and 3D Modeler

Blue Moon Comics,

1555 So. Novato Blvd
Novato, Ca 94947
415-898-7706

Pasadena

Collector�s Paradise

Len Wein – Creator of such characters as Wolverine, Swamp Thing, Nightcrawler, Storm and Colossus. As an editor, Len oversaw such books as Crisis on Infinite Earths and Watchmen. Currently writing DC Universe Legacies. Len will be on hand from 11:00AM to 2:00PM to sign for fans.

JT Krul – A rising star at DC Comics. Having started at Aspen Comics, where he took over writing duties from Michael Turner on books like Fathom and Soulfire, this past year JT has left his mark on Green Arrow and Teen Titans, an upcoming Flashpoint tie-in, and his first creator-owned title, Mindfield. JT will be on hand from 3:00PM to 5:00PM to sign for fans.

David Peterson – David is known all around as the creator/artist/writer of the amazing children’s book, Mouseguard (which has a free FCBD edition this year). The book has won all types of awards and is considered a shining example of a graphic novel for fans of ALL ages. David will be on hand from 3:00PM to 5:00PM to sign for fans.

Mark Sable – Mark’s career in comics started with creator-owned Grounded, Fearless and Hazed. He’s done some DC work including a Teen Titans Cyborg mini-series. His original series, Unthinkable, from Boom Studios! was too close to real life for TSA Agents, and right now he’s working on a new series, called Graveyard of Empires, for Image Comics. Mark will be on hand from 11:00AM to 2:00PM to sign for fans.

Sheldon Mitchell – Sheldon has done a great deal of work for Top Cow Studios, including Freshmen Summer Vacation Special and his current run on The Darkness. Sheldon will be on hand from 11:00AM to 2:00PM to sign and sketch for fans.

Rick Basaldua – Rick has been an artist/inker for many years on many Top Cow books, including the hot Artifacts mini-series, as well as Rising Stars, Pilot Season, and Utopia at Marvel Comics. Rick will be on hand from 11:00AM to 2:00PM to sign and sketch for fans.

Tess Fowler – Tess is a rising star. So far her works have been featured in Michelle Obama Year One, Wonderland Annual 2010, Grimm Fairy Tales and Charmed, as well as Heavy Metal Magazine. Tess will be on hand from 3:00PM to 5:00PM to sign and sketch for fans.

SALE:
Back Issue Blowout – All back issues will be 50 cents each, or $50 for a full long box.
Action Figure Liquidation – All action figures will be $3.00 off their stickered prices, and the figures on the $5.00 liquidation table will be $4.00 each, or 3 for $10.00.
Graphic Novels – All graphic novels will be buy 2 get 1 FREE (lowest priced book is free).
Posters – All rolled posters will be just $5.00 each.
Prints – All prints will be 20% off.
Variant Cover Comics – All variants will be 25% OFF stickered prices.

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway Unit 4
Pasadena, CA 91105 Comics Factory

Ebas – Pencils on Grimm Fairy Tales, Return to Wonderland and The Waking. Ebas will be on hand to sign for fans.

Comics Factory
1298 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106

Pleasanton

Heroes and Villains Comics

The Batmobile – The Batmobile from the 1966 Batman TV series will be on display at Heroes and Villains Comics.

Birds of Prey – DC Comics cosplay group. Some of your favorite DC characters will be available for photographs during Free Comic Book Day.

Heroes and Villains Comics

264 Main Street
Pleasanton CA 94566
925-399-5352
www.heroesvillainscomics.com

Rancho Cucamonga

4 Color Fantasies

Gail Simone – DC exclusive writer. Works include Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Wonder Woman and Welcome to Tranquility. Gail will be on hand to sign for fans.

JT Krul – DC writer currently working on Green Arrow, Teen Titans and, for Aspen Studios, Fathom and Soulfire. JT will be on hand to sign for fans.

Mike Mayhew – Artist who works with both DC and Marvel. Works include Spawn, X-Men Origins: Jean Grey (first fully painted issue) and Fear Itself Homefront. Mike will be on hand to sign for fans.

Adam Beechen –
Writer on DC and other animated shows, including The Batman, X-Men: Evolutions, and Static Shock. His comic credits include Batman Beyond, Batgirl and Teen Titans Go! Adam will be on hand to sign for fans.

Mark Andreyko – Writer on Let Me In and Manhunter Co-Features and will soon be working on an upcoming Birds of Prey and the new Captain and Bucky series. Mark will be on hand to sign for fans.

Norm Rapmund – DC exclusive inker best know for his work on Supergirl. Currently working on Booster Gold and Justice League of America. Norm will be on hand to sign for fans.

Danny Miki – Inker whose current works include Incredible Hulk, Hulk, Silver Surfer (covers) and Fear Itself(covers). The exclusive inker for all of Joe Quesada’s art work and the creator of Eduskaters. Danny will be on hand to sign for fans.

Allen Martinez – Artist/inker whose works include Secret Invasion: Requiem, Uncanny X-Men and most recently New Mutants and Iron Man Legacy. Allen will be on hand to sign for fans.

Amy Wolfram – TV and comic writer whose works include 15 episodes of Teen Titans, and some episodes of Legion of Superheros and Ben 10. Her comics foray includes Teen Titans: Year One and several issues of Cartoon Network’s Ben 10. Amy will be on hand to sign for fans.

John C. Narkomey, Jr. – Head of Draw Hard Studios. Currently providing art for Semantink Publishing’s summer release of Dust, a 6-part mini-series written and created by James Ninness.  He is also working on creator owned projects Die Demon Die and Cholo Libre: Rise of the Luchador. John will be on hand to sign for fans.

AJ Herrera – Founder of Forbidden Panel website. Creator of ZKS (Zombie Kill Squad) published under Forbidden Panel. AJ will be on hand to sign for fans.

Justin White – Artist on ZKS (Zombie Kill Squad). Co-creator and artist on an upcoming comic called The Graves. Justin will be on hand to sign for fans.

Dani Dixon – Comic book creator/writer and publisher Dani Dixon speaks at events throughout the year on a number of topics related to writing, publishing and art. Her newest book 13 has been published by Tumblecreek Press. Dani will be on hand to sign for fans.

Julian Aguilera –
Julian has worked on Zenoscope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and, with Joe Quesada and Danny Miki, on Wolverine and with Jim Lee for DC Comics. Julian will be on hand to sign for fans.

Ian Brill – DARKWING DUCK writer

Michael Alan Nelson – 28 DAYS LATER writer

Sam Humphries – CBGB writer

Boom! will have a 20×20 tent.

And more to be announced!

4 Color Fantasies
7172 Archibald Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
909-563-8751

San Gabriel

Nostalgic Books and Comics

Rick Basldua Top Cow artist on Darkness, Epoch, and Image United. Rick will be on hand from 1:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Dulce Brassea Artifacts. Dulce will be on hand from 1:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Katherine French Artist. Katherine will be on hand from 1:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Nostalgic Books and Comics
256 W. Fairview Ave.
San Gabriel, CA 91776
http://www.nostalgicbooksandcomics.com/
626-289-2495

Santa Clara

Illusive Comics & Games

James Robinson – Writer on Starman, The Golden Age and Legends of the Dark Knight. James will be on hand to sign for fans.

A Costume Contest, Star Wars character appearances, drawings for tickets to the Big Wow ComicFest and a free custom Sketch. At 6 pm, a Magic: The Gathering pre-release gaming tournament kicks off and runs until 11 pm

Illusive Comics & Games
2725 El Camino Real Suite 105
Santa Clara, CA 95051
408-985-7481
anna@illusivecomics.com
www.IllusiveComics.com

Sherman Oaks

Earth-2 Comics

Geoff Johns – Superstar writer of the ongoing Green Lantern and The Flash comic book series. Geoff will be signing copies of the FCBD Green Lantern Special Edition comic book published by DC Comics, which includes a classic chapter of Green Lantern Secret Origin and the very first preview of Flaspoint. He will be on hand at the Sherman Oaks store from 12:00 noon to 2:00PM.

Geoff will be sigining at both Earth-2 Comics stores on May 7!
Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
818.386.9590

Connnecticut

Newton

Cave Comics

Franco Aureliani – Writer on Tiny Titans and Young Justice. Franco will be on hand to sign for fans.

Cave Comics
57 Church Hill Rd.
Newtown Ct 06470
203-426-4346
www.cavecomics.com

Delaware

Newark

Captain Blue Hen Comics

Dan Parent – Archie comics artist best known for his work on The Love Showdown and Veronica #202. Dan will be on hand to sign for fans.

Neil Vokes – Artist on Adventures of the Mask, Jonny Demon, Untold Stories of Spider-Man and Superman Adventures. Neil will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jamar Nicholas – Artist on the memoir-turned-graphic book Fist Stick Knife Gun (written by Geoffrey Canada) and creator of the web comic Detective Boogaloo. Jamar will be on hand to sign for fans.

Ben Harvey – Ben will be on hand to sign for fans.

John Gallagher – Creator of Buzzboy. John will be on hand to sign for fans.

Rich Faber – Artist on Green Lantern, Impulse, Venom and Quicksilver and the co-creator of Roboy Red. Rich will be on hand to sign for fans.

Captain Blue Hen Comics
280 E. Main Street Suite 101
Newark, Delaware
302-737-3434
mail@captainbluehen.com
http://www.captainbluehen.com

Wilmington

The Comic Book Shop

Philadelphia Ghostbusters – On hand for photo ops and to collect donations for local charities.

501st Legion Stormtroopers – Star Wars Characters will be on hand for photo ops and to collect unopened Star Wars toys for local children’s charities.

The Comic Book Shop
1711 Marsh Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
302-477-1119
http://thecomicbookshop.com/
comicshop@thecomicbookshop.com

Florida

Clermont

Action Games & Comics

Action Games and Comics is actually in Minneola now, but the store is right on the line between Minneola and Clermont—not far from where it used to be.

Daisy Berkowitz Co-founder and original guitarist of the band Marilyn Manson. Daisy will be on hand from 11:00AM throughout the day to sign, take pictures with fans and teach and play for guests.

Vale Anoa’i Daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Afa the Wild Samoan, part of the infamous Wild Samoans Tag-Team. Vale is a quadruple threat: author, actress, bellydancer and professional wrestling royalty. She is author of the books Reflections From The Other World—The Complete Poems of Scarlett Vain 2000-2007, Hidden Memories, Return To The Other World—Short Stories and Poems, and The Sinwell-Tierney Asylum. She will have copies of her books and 8×10 photos on hand and for sale.

Larry Jarrell Jr., Jay Williams and Amy Vitale – From What The Flux?! Comics in-store with their titles Red Angel and Nano Sword from 11:00AM throughout the day to sign for fans.

Conor McCullagh – Winner of the SyFy Channel Reality Show FACE OFF will be signing and taking pictures with fans from 11:00AM and throughout the day.

Afa the Wild Samoan – 2007 WWE Hall of Famer! Pro wrestling legend, multiple-time Tag Team Champion with his brother Sika. Afa runs WXW Wrestling, the Wild Samoan Pro-Wrestling Training Center, and Usos—The Samoan Family Foundation.

Action Games & Comics
305D North Highway 27
Minneola, FL 34715
352-242-9755
www.actiongamesandcomics.com Heroes Landing

Victor Gischler – Victor is a novelist and comic book writer who has worked on The Punisher, Wolverine, Deadpool and more. He will be on hand to sign for fans.

Austin Jonowsky Artist on Iron Man: The End, creator of Stanley the Snowman and TAN. Austin will be on hand to sign from 11:00AM to 4:00PM.

James Hance – Artist who merges pop culture (e.g. Muppets and Star Wars) and co-creator of Wookiee the Chew. James will be on hand to sign starting at 9:00AM.

Carlos Garzon – Artist working on Marvel Star Wars, the daily Star Wars newspaper strips, and DC’s Star Trek.  Carlos will be signing and offering art lessons starting at 10:00AM.

Character Appearances – The 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion.

Heroes Landing
12348 Roper Blvd.
Clermont, Florida34711
352-242-XMEN (9636)
www.heroeslanding.com
info@heroeslanding.com

Minneola

Action Games & Comics

Daisy Berkowitz Co-founder and original guitarist of the band Marilyn Manson. Daisy will be on hand from 11:00AM throughout the day to sign, take pictures with fans and teach and play for guests.

Vale Anoa’i Daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Afa the Wild Samoan, part of the infamous Wild Samoans Tag-Team. Vale is a quadruple threat: author, actress, bellydancer and professional wrestling royalty. She is author of the books Reflections From The Other WorldThe Complete Poems of Scarlett Vain 2000-2007, Hidden Memories, Return To The Other WorldShort Stories and Poems, and The Sinwell-Tierney Asylum. She will have copies of her books and 8×10 photos on hand and for sale.

Larry Jarrell Jr., Jay Williams and Amy Vitale – From What The Flux?! Comics in-store with their titles Red Angel and Nano Sword from 11:00AM throughout the day to sign for fans.

Conor McCullagh – Winner of the SyFy Channel Reality Show FACE OFF will be signing and taking pictures with fans from 11:00AM and throughout the day.

Afa the Wild Samoan – 2007 WWE Hall of Famer! Pro wrestling legend, multiple-time Tag Team Champion with his brother Sika. Afa runs WXW Wrestling, the Wild Samoan Pro-Wrestling Training Center, and Usos—The Samoan Family Foundation.

Action Games & Comics
305D North Highway 27
Minneola, FL 34715
352-242-9755
www.actiongamesandcomics.com

Orlando

D & B Comics

Shawn Surface – Artist on Kudu-Man, Billy the Monster Hunter and FemForce.

Richard Livingston – Concept artist on Battlestar Galactica and layout artist for Disney Studio on Mulan, Tarzan and Lilo and Stitch.

D & B Comics
Orange County Library – Alafaya Branch
12000 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32826
407-494-9732

Pop City Comics

Travis Hill – Artist for Cars: the comics. Travis will be on hand to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

And costumed characters throughout the day!

Pop City Comics
2114 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, Florida32804
407-422-4555
popcitycomics.com

Port Richey

Yancy Street Comics

Angel Medina – Artist on titles like Megaton, Dreadstar, Hammer of God, The Incredible Hulk, and Warlock and the Infinity Watch. Angel will be on hand to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

Jim Cheung – Artist on Scion, New Avengers: Illuminati, and Avengers: The Children’s Crusade. Jim will be on hand to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

Pat Broderick – Artist on Micronauts, Batman: Year Three, and the first artist to draw (Robin) Tim Drake. Pat will be on hand to sign and sketch (time permitting)> for fans.

Dave Myers – Creator of The Warriors of the Dharuk. Dave will be on hand to sign for fans.

Greg Horn – Cover artist on Ms Marvel, Jenna Jameson’s Shadow Hunter, and Secret Invasion. Greg will be on hand to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

Jim Fern – Artist and co-creator of Crossing Midnight. Jim will be on hand to sign for fans.

Yancy Street Comics
9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall)
Port Richey, Florida 34668(?)
727-817-0888

Port St. Lucie

Collector’s Comics

John Beatty – Artist on Captain America, Batman, Punisher, Secret Wars and more. John will be on hand to sign for fans.

Keith Rommel – Author of the novel The Cursed Man. Keith will be on hand to sign for fans.

Andrew Palamacci – Writer on Beast Nights. Andrew will be on hand to sign for fans.

Marcus Grant – Artist on Beast Nights. Marcus will be on hand to sign for fans.
Collector’s Comics
901 E. Prima Vista Blvd
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Sanford

Coliseum of Comics Sanford

George Pérez – Legendary artist on such books as New Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America, Avengers, Fantastic Four, JLA/Avenger, and Crisis on Infinite Earths. George will be on hand to sign for fans.

Clay Mann – Artist on Age of X, X-Men Legacy, Daredevil, Thor: Art of War, Heroes for Hire and Dark Reign Elektra. Clay will be on hand to sign for fans.

Michael McElroy – Local artist.

Coliseum of Comics Sanford
Seminole Towne Center Mall
177 Towne Center Circle
Sanford FL 32771
1-407-324-1800
seminole@coliseumofcomics.com

West Melbourne

Famous Faces and Funnies

Karl Moline – Artists on BPRD, Buffy, and Emma Frost. Karl will be on hand from 11:00AM to 9:00PM to sign for fans.

Jeff Christensen – Head writer on the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. Jeff will be on hand from 11:00AM to 9:00PM to sign for fans.

Nelson Ortega – Artist of Sonic The Hedgehog, Spider-Man, Silver Sable, Night Thrasher. Nelson will be here 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM to sign and sketch for fans.

Sebastian Piccione & Joe Kuzma
will be here 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM signing their brand new comic, Allied Forces # 1, and drawing sketches from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Thor and other super-heroes will be here for pictures!

Famous Faces and Funnies
3000 W New Haven Avenue
West Melbourne, FL 32904
321-259-3575
www.Facebook.com/FFFComics
www.Twitter.com/FFFComics

Georgia

Atlanta

Criminal Records

Cara McGee – Artist whose first graphic novel will soon be published by OniPress. Cara will be on hand to sign for fans.

Joshua Stephens – Local artist. Joshua will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jason Flowers – Indy comic creator and founder of Octa-Ink Press. Jason will be on hand to sign for fans.

Ted Murphy – Local artist. Ted will be on hand to sign for fans.

Joseph Wheeler – Local freelance illustrator and conceptual artist. Joseph will be on hand to sign for fans.

Rich Tomasso – Artist on Cannibal Porn, The Horror of Collier County, and Perverso!. Rich will be on hand to sign for fans.

Nathan Edmondson – Writer on Who is Jake Ellis?, The Light, and Olympus. Nathan will be on hand to sign for fans.

Annie Erskine – Artist on Operation Comics. Annie will be on hand to sign for fans.

Mary Golding – Indy artist and writer of Milkshake Club and Life in the Slow Lane. Mary will be on hand to sign for fans.

Adam WarRock – “Nerdcore rapper” performing live at 6:00PM.

Criminal Records
1154-A Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-215-9511
http://www.criminalatl.com

Buford

Galactic Quest

John Lotshaw Artist on Accidental Centaurs. John will be on hand to sign for fans.

Sonya Thompson – Actress from the Walking Dead.

Galactic Quest
4264 Sudderth Road
Buford GA 30518
770-614-4804
http://www.galacticquest.com

Columbus

Columbus Book Exchange and Comics

Hosted at:

Coca-Cola Space Science Center
701 Front Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901
706-649-1486
www.ccssc.org

Andy Runton – Creator of the multi-award winning graphic novel series, Owly. Andy will be on hand to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.  Andy’s work is also featured in the FCBD 2011 Top Shelf Kids Club comic that will be available on FCBD. (Supplies limited).

Cosplay Group League of Columbus – Playing characters like Batman, Flash, Captain America, Green Arrow, and Robin.

Columbus Book Exchange and Comics
6440 W. Hamilton Pk. Dr.
ColumbusGA31909
706-324-2559
www.Columbusbookexchangeandcomics.net

Duluth

Titan Games & Comics

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.

JD Metler – Colorist of Jolly Rogers Studios, who has worked Ex Machina, H-E-R-O, Justice League: Generation Lost, and many others will be on hand to sign and mingle with fans.

Tony Shasteen – Illustrator of Talisman: Road of Trials, Occult Crimes Taskforce and 25 to Life will be on hand to sign and mingle with fans.

Titan Games & Comics – Duluth
2103 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Duluth, GA 30096
www.titangamesandcomics.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Titan-Games-Comics-Duluth/114289301964457

Lawrenceville

Galactic Quest

Allen Belk Artist on Galaxy Man comics. Allen will be on hand to sign for fans.

Anthony Owsley Cartoonist on THWAK and DRAWL. Anthony will be on hand to sign for fans.

Egg Embry Writer, editor and artist who has worked on Dead@17, Dark Horror Anthology, Ezra, Dead Men Tell No Tales and Omega Chase. Egg will be on hand to sign for fans.

Joe Pruett Writer, editor, and founder of Desperado Publishing. He has also worked on Marvel’s X-Men Unlimited, Cable, Magneto Rex and more. Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.

Patrick Gallagher Writer on Galaxy Man comics. Patrick will be on hand to sign for fans.

Wilfredo Torres Boom! Studios artist on Salem: Queen of Thorns. Wilfredo will be on hand to sign for fans.

Chandler Riggs Carl Grimes from The Walking Dead! Chandler will be on hand to sign for fans.

Radio Cult – Rock out with us as they perform hits from the 80’s. http://www.radiocult.com/

Andy Womack – Performing his original hits. http://www.andythewebsite.com/

Galactic Quest
481 West Pike Street
Lawrenceville GA 30045
770-339-3001
http://www.galacticquest.com

Woodstock

Titan Games and Comics

Shawn McCauley – Pencils on Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide and Grimm Fairy Tales. Shawn will be on hand to sign for fans.

Titan Games and Comics
1105 Parkside Lane, Suite 1212
Woodstock, GA 30189

Illinois

Carbondale

Castle Perilous Games & Books Paul Sloboda – Creator, writer and artist on Salvager Kain (www.salvagerkain.com).

Castle Perilous Games & Books
207 West Main St.
Carbondale IL 62901-2919
618-529-5317
800-297-2160
www.castleperilous.com
Twitter feed:  @castleperilous

Chicago

Challengers Comics

Mike Norton – Artist on Runaways, Gravity and the comic book adaptation of the Young Justice animated series will be on hand.  Mike’s work is also featured in the FCBD 2011 Young Justice and Batman: The Brave and the Bold Super Sampler comic that will be available on FCBD. (Supplies limited).

Christopher Mitten – Christopher is known for his work on Oni Press’ Wasteland. Christopher will be on hand for signing and conversation for fans. Christopher’s work is also featured in the FCBD 2011 Baltimore and Criminal Macabre comic that will be available for FREE on FCBD. (Supplies limited).

Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave.
Chicago IL 60647
773-278-0155
challengerscomics.com Comic Vault

Jonathan Hickman – Creator of The Nightly News, writer and artist on many works, including Fantastic Four, SHIELD, Secret Warriors, and Red Mass From Mars. Jonathan will be signing at the store from 12:00 noon to 4:00PM on May 7th. Please limit 2 items so that everyone has a chance to meet him. Jonathan Hickman Q&A hosted by Geek To Me Elliot Serrano Jonathan will come back to the Comic Vault for a 2 hour Q&A and meet and greet. This event is limited to 50 people and you can get a ticket if you purchase SHIELD: Architects Of Forever HC.

Randy Field – Creator of the Problem Town comic and web site. Randy will be on hand from 11:00AM to 1:30PM to sign for fans.

Max Bare – Artist on the webcomic Mystery Afoot. Max will be on hand from 11:00AM to 1:30PM to sign for fans.

Zoran Gvojic – Writer on Mystery Afoot. Zoran will be on hand from 11:00AM to 1:30PM to sign for fans.

Mike Moreci – Writer on Quarantined and Hoax Hunters. Mike will be on hand from 1:30PM to 4:00PM to sign for fans.

Dave Losso – Creator of The Great Sandwich Detective. Dave will be on hand from 1:30PM to 4:00PM to sign for fans.

Tom Stillwell – Writer on Toy Boy. Tom will be on hand from 1:30PM to 4:00PM to sign for fans.

Tom Kelly – Will eat Dave Losso, and artist on The Hood. Tom will be on hand from 1:30PM to 4:00PM to sign for fans.

Brian Crowley – Creator of the webcomic Hamster Rage. Brian will be on hand from 1:30PM to 4:00PM to sign for fans.

Hickman Q&A hosted by Elliot Serrano- Red Eye’s Geek to Me from 7:00Pm to 9:00PM!

20% off everything and 25 cent back issues!

Comic Vault
1530 West Montrose
Chicago, IL 60613
773-728-2001
http://chicagocomicvault.com Dark Tower Comics

Chris Burnham – DC Exclusive artist currently drawing Batman Inc. Past work includes Amory Wars, Batman and Robin #16. Worked with Joe Casey on Nixon’s Pals and Officer Downe one-shot.

Hilary Barta – Artist for Creepy, Simpsons and Spongebob comics. Hilary has worked in comics almost 30 years and has done work for Markel, DC, Dark Horse and many others. He’s worked with Alan Moore, Bill Willingham, Howard Chaykin and Rick Remenderto name a few.

Character Appearances: Zatanna

Sale 10-75% off entire store!

Dark Tower Comics
4835 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
773-733-4026
www.darktowercomics.net

Evanston

Comix Revolution

Jeffrey Brown – Writer and artist on Incredible Changebots and Clumsy. Jeffrey will be on hand at 12:00 noon to sign for fans.

Comix Revolution
606 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201
847-866-8659
www.online-revolution.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Comix-Revolution/167583448521
twitter.com/ComixREvanston

Frankfort

Amazing Fantasy Books and Comics

Shawn Smith – Artist and creative director behind the best-selling Ninjatown/Shawnimals (www.shawnimals.com) line of toys. Shawn will be on hand from 11:00AM until 2:00PM to sign and to sketch (if time allows) for fans.

Aaron Shaps – Writer of Zeroids, Phantom Detective and General Jack Cosmo. Aaron will be on hand from 11:00AM until 2:00PM to sign for fans.

Mike Beazley – Artist/writer of The Grimm will be on hand to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans from 11:00AM to 2:00PM.

Amazing Fantasy Books and Comics
20523 S. La Grange Road
Frankfort IL 60423
815-469-5092
www.afbooks.com

Glen Carbon

Slackers

Character Appearances: 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist will be at the Glen Carbon Slackers from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Come out and see a Sandtrooper and Clone Commander Wolffe.

Slackers
150 Junction Drive
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
618-655-0940

Libertyville

Dreamland Comics

Gene Ha – Artist on Fortunate Son, The Adventures of Cyclops and Pheonix, and Global Frequency. Gene will be on hand from 1:00PM to 4:00PM to sign for fans.

Russell Lissau – Writer on Batman Allies Secret Files and Origins and The Batman Strikes! Russell will be on hand from 1:00PM to 4:00PM to sign for fans.

Dreamland Comics
105 W. Rockland Rd.
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-680-0727
info@dreamland-comics.com
www.dreamland-comics.com

Moline

Have Fun Collectibles

Cory Hamscher – Artist on X-Men Forever and Incredible Hulk. Cory will be on hand to sign for fans.

Mike Mcmahon – Local artist. Mike will be on hand to sign for fans.

Bill Douglas – Local artist. Bill will be on hand to sign for fans.

Live music from 12:00 noon to 3:00PM, free slice of Papa John’s pizza, Drawer Box giveaway, huge sale and prizes for wearing a superhero costume!

Have Fun Collectibles
4327 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, Illinois  61265
309-762-2474
www.havefuncollectibles.com

Mount Prospect

Comix Revolution

Trevor Mueller – Writer/artist/creator of several popular webcomic series including the fantasty epic The Temple of a Thousand Tears and writer of the short story Inspiration for the benefit comic anthology Hope: The Hero Initiative from Ronin Studios. Trevor will be on hand to sign for attendees staring at 10:00AM.

Comix Revolution
115 W. Central Rd
Mount Prospect, IL  60056
847-506-0800
www.online-revolution
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Comix-Revolution-Mt-Prospect/194835712386
twitter.com/comixrevolution

Schaumburg

Dreamland

Art Baltazar – Artist and writer currently working for DC Comics who started with a self-published comic book called The Cray-Baby Adventures. His other work includes Gyro-Man, Captain Camel and the Space Chicken, Jimmy Dydo, Lunar Lizard, Meteor Mite, Patrick the Wolf Boy, a monthly comic strip called GORILLA GORILLA! in Disney Adventures Magazine and, his most recent work for Platinum Studios, the graphic novel Big Amoeba.

Now he works at DC Comics as artist and co-writer on the Eisner Award winning comic Tiny Titans, co-writer on Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam!, and also works on the comic book adaptation of the Young Justice TV series (which has an FCBD version this year) and Little Archie.

Jeff Balke Currently coloring for Zenescope Entertainment (Grimm Fairy Tales, Tales from Wonderland, Charmed) will be signing for fans.

Justin Castaneda Author of the When I was Little… book series will be doing sketches and signing for fans.

*Face Painting

*Balloon Twisting

Dreamland
1415 W. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, Illinois  60194
847-524-6060
www.dreamlandcomics.com
comics4you@yahoo.com

Indiana

Evansville

Comic Quest

Corey Knabel – Artist on Grimm Fairy Tales and Escape From Wonderland. Corey will be on hand to sign for fans.

David Skelton – Local artist.

Clint Basinger – Local artist.

Josh Hicks – Local artist.

Comic Quest
2260 Morgan Ave
Evansville IN 47711
812-474-1133
sales@comicquest.com
comicquest.com

Lafayette

Blue Moon Comics Strikes Back

John Tyler Christopher – Cover artist on Artifacts, Marvel Variants and Twilight Guardian. John will be on hand to sign for fans.

Blue Moon Comics Strikes Back
280 E. Main Street Suite 101
Newark, Delaware
302-737-3434
mail@captainbluehen.com
http://www.captainbluehen.com

Iowa

Iowa City

Daydreams Comics

Phil Hester – Comic book writer and artist. Currently writing Wonder Woman, Green Hornet and Darkness. Currently drawing Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters. Previous works include: Green Arrow, Firebreather, Ant-Man, Nightwing, Swamp Thing, and many more! Phil will be on hand to sign for fans.

Skottie Young – Comic book artist. Currently working on Marvel’s Wizard of Oz adaptations, including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, and The Ozma of Oz. Previous works include: New Warriors, Human Torch, Spider-Man: Legend of the Spider Clan and New X-Men. He’s done covers for books like Cable/Deadpool, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Iron Man, and many more! Skottie will be on hand to sign for fans.

Daydreams Comics
21 S. Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
319-354-6632
daydreamscomics@yahoo.com
www.daydreamscomics.com

Kansas

Lawrence

Hastings Entertainment

Jai Nitz – Writer on Tron: Betrayal, Green Hornet, Kato Origins, Bring the Thunder, Batman Strikes and El Diablo. Jai will be signing and sketching from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

Greg Smallwood – Artist for Oni Press and artist on Day of the Dead: Rising of Bub. Greg will be signing and sketching from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

Hastings Entertainment
1900 West 23rd
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-832-0719

Overland Park

Pop Culture Comics

C.W. Cooke – Writer on Bluewater Productions’ FAME: Lady Gaga and The Mythadventures of the Muses. C.W. will be on hand to sign for fans.

Mike Sullivan – Artist on Virtual Infinity’s comics. Mike will be on hand to sign for fans.

Bill Hook – Owner of Virtual Infinity Comics will be here to draw, sign and chat with guests.

Captain Logan – Co-founder/creator of the Geekvolution web site and author of the novel Normal is a 4-Letter Word. Captain Logan will be on hand to sign for fans.

Vince Haskins – Co-founder/creator of the Geekvolution web site and Vince’s Blog on Youtube.com.

Pop Culture Comics
9337 W 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
913-341-0040
http://www.popculturecomix.com

Kentucky

Lexington

Collectibles Etc

Mark Kidwell – Signing his new comic ’68 from Image Comics from 3:00PM to 8:00PM, with some live art and a podcast recording.

Character Appearances: Spider-Man and Captain America in the morning.

Featured Events: Located one block away from a Movie Tavern and partnered with several businesses in the area to have a huge treasure chest giveaway.  Everyone who comes in gets a key to try to open the lock and, for the month of April, and May 4th, if folder customers buy a KEY BOOK, they get an extra key to try.

Collectibles Etc
Lexington, KY
859-269-6633

Kentucky

Heroes Realm

RD Hall – Writer on Frankenstein: Monster Mayhem, American Wasteland: Blood and Diesel and the American Wasteland trade paperback. RD will be on hand to sign for fans.

Billy Tackett – Artist and creator of Dead White and Blue. Billy will be on hand to sign for fans.

Dave Fultz – Actor.

Mike Holman – Actor.

Heroes Realm
1624 Old Paris Rd.
Lexington KY 40505

Maryland

Annapolis

Third Eye Comics

Charles Paul Wilson III and Mike DeVito – Co-creators of Stuff of Legend and Intrepid EscapeGoat, which have an FCBD free edition this year, will be on hand to sign for fans.

They’ll have the 501st Legion present for photos

They’ll have a Cosplay Contest with a grand prize of a 100 dollar gift card

They will be making a huge announcement about 10 minutes before open about something very exciting they are doing for their region

Third Eye Comics
45 Old Solomons Island Road
Suite 102
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-897-0322
http://www.thirdeyecomics.com
http://www.facebook.com/thirdeyecomics
http://www.twitter.com/thirdeyecomics

Parkville

Collector’s Corner

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY May 7th 2011 at Collector’s Corner ALL DAY from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM!

FREE COMICS – Choose from every FCBD title offered from every publisher while supplies last + BONUS 25 FREE COMICS per person from selected Back Issues outside offered alongside this year’s FCBD COMICS!

FREE PIZZA – ALL DAY!

All creators appearing from 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

Greg LaRocqoue – Artist known for his work on Web of Spider-Man, Legion of Superheroes, The Flash and various titles through Exiled Studios (including the creator-owned mini-series The Exiled). Greg will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Jo Chen – (Tentative) Writer and comic book/manga artist who has worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Runaways, the Racer X mini-series and and many more. Jo will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Sunny Lee – (Tentative) Artist on Gen¹³. Sunny will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

H.C. Noel – Creator (artist and writer) of Mr. Scootles. H.C. will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Michael S. Bracco – Creator (artist and writer) of the graphic novels Birth and Novo. Michael will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Nathan Getz – Artist on No One. Nathan will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Tony Calandra – Writer on No One. Tony will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

GW Fisher – Artist on Shadowhawk. GW will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Chris Hewitt – Artist on The Living Corpse. Chris will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Dan Dobry – Writer on Love in the Time of Damnation. Dan will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Vince Sneed – Writer on Forty Winks. Vince will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Dave LaMason – Creator of the web comic Unbearable Bears. Dave will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Monica Gallagher – Web comic creator of Boobage and Gods and Undergrads. Monica will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Bobby Foster – Local artist. Bobby will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Mike Riley – Local artist. Mike will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Carlos Taylor – Local artist. Carlos will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Character Appearances: Wonder Girl, The Riddler, Silk Spectre, Robin, Hawkeye, Catwoman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Black Cat, Daredevil, Elektra, Magneto, Supergirl, Rorschach, Venom, Iron Man, Wolverine, Batman, Deadpool and Wonder Woman.

Other Events:

*The Charm City Roller Girls
*Comic Book Cosplay Contest (Starts at 2:00PM) – Sign up at the counter. Prizes: 1st $100 CC Gift Card, 2nd $50 CC Gift Card, 3rd $25 CC Gift Card.
*Comic Book Trivia Contest: Starts at 3:00PM.
*Games Demos – Behind the store all day!
*Membership Drive – All day at the counter.STORE-WIDE SALE:

*In the Store – ALL Trade Paperbacks & Graphic Novels 20% Off.
*In the Store – ALL Back Issues in the Display Cases 50% Off.
*In the Store – In the BACK ISSUES VAULT – ALL COMICS Priced $5 and Under $1 Each or 50 for $60.
*In the Basement – ALL COMICS (OPEN all day on FCBD) $1 EACH or 60 for $50 & MAKE A BOX for $200.

Collector’s Corner
7911 Harford Rd.
Baltimore/Parkville MD 21234
collectorscornermd@comcast.net
www.collectorscornermd.com
www.facebook.com/CollectorsCorner

Massachusetts

Brockton

New England Comics

Juli Mayers – Freelance artist/writer/character designer and generally a minion for DC Entertainment. Credits include artist/designer for the animated Justice League Unlimited and Young Justice.  Will be accepting requests for sketches/artwork.

Enrique Savory – Local independent artist.

Scott Wilde – Free lance artist who will be doing caricature sketches throughout the day upon request.

New England Comics
East Crossing Plaza
716A Crescent St
Brockton MA, 02302
508-559-5068

Milford

TJ Collectibles

Paul Ryan – Artist on titles such as Avengers, Iron Man, Flash, Superman, an acclaimed Fantastic Four run involving the death of Reed Richards and many more. Paul will be signing and sketching (limit 1 sketch per fan) from 11:00AM to 5:00PM.

ALL TPB’s and HC’s 35% OFF!
ALL wall comics Buy 1, get 1 FREE!
ALL Comic sets 35% OFF!

Raffles to win Prints, HC’s and Rare Variant covers!

TJ Collectibles
160 Main Street
Milford, MA 01757
1-508-473-5874
www.tjcollect.com
Tjcollect@aol.com

Michigan

Dearborn

Green Brain Comics

Christian Slade – Creator of KORGI from Top Shelf Productions. www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/christian-slade

Jerzy Drozd – Creator of The Front. mlatcomics.com/front_index.html

Mark Rudolph – Creator of My Life with a Meteor Hunter. cvcomics.com

Jesse Rubenfeld – Creator of Into the Dust. jesserubenfeld.net/?page_id=349

Jon Hickey and Mike Roll – Writer and artist of Apooka: The World’s Most Adorable Zombie Girl. apooka.blogspot.com

Randy Zimmerman – Editor and co-founder of Flint Comics and Entertainment. www.flintcomix.com

Green Brain Comics will be accepting donations all day for the following list of non-profit organizations:

*Gleaners Community Food Bank (http://www.gcfb.org/site/PageServer) will be here to accept canned and non-perishable food items. Guests can receive up to three additional FCBD comic books for these donations.
*Cell Phones for Soldiers (http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/) Guests can receive up to three additional FCBD comic books for these donations.

And to further support our local community, a portion of every sale on FCBD will go to support WDET http://wdet.org/, non-commercial radio from the campus of Wayne State University.

Green Brain Comics
13210 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
321-259-3575
http://www.greenbrain.biz/

Kalamazoo

Fanfare

Gene Gonzales – Gene has been in the comics industry since the early 1990s.  His works include Maze Agency, Mr. X, Battlestar Galactica, Aquaman, Tales of the Cherokee, Diary of Night, Overstreet and DC Comics Licensing. Gene will be on hand to sign for fans.

Fanfare
4415 S. Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI  49008
269-349-8866
www.fanfare-se.com
www.facebook.com/pages/fanfare-kalamazoo-mi/60648441375

Midland

Collector’s Corner, Inc.

Daniel Brian Mobley – Tennessee native who relocated to Michigan in 2007.  He has an Associates degree in Commercial Art, and is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Social Work.  An intern for Scattered Comics, he also self-publishes the all-ages comic Oktopus.  Daniel lives in Essexville with his wife Crystal, and aspires to begin an autobiographical comic that reexamines key events from his child and teen years. He will have the first issue of Oktopus available for sale as well as prints and be performing original artwork for those that are interested from 12 noon until 5:00PM.

Mark Starks – Born in Midland, Michigan, he is a graduate ofCentral Michigan University (BAA – Journalism). Mark is the author of several books, including Fire Safety for Kids and Child Safety Tips. He created the comic book Mark Starks’ Martian in grade school. “Martian” was also a popular newspaper strip in college. Today, “Martian” is a motion comic book on YouTube, DVD and for digital distribution. The digital version features the voice talent of Wally Wingert. Wally’s voice credits include the animated television show Family Guy and videogames Avatar, Garfield, Batman: Arkham Asylum and the upcoming Batman: Arkham City. He is the current announcer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Mark will have FREE copies of his comic book Mark Starks’ Martian available and be on hand to talk about his comic from 12 noon until 5:00PM.

Collector’s Corner, Inc.
4011 Jefferson Ave
Midland, MI 48640
989-839-2060
CCornerMI@aol.com
Wizards Community: Fozzy989
Facebook: Collector’s Corner Inc

Taylor

Wonderworld Comics

Gary Reed – Writer of Deadworld, the long running horror title now coming out from IDW. He has written over 25 graphic novels and books from Penguin, Image, Simon & Shuster, IDW, Caliber, and many others. His other work includes Saint Germaine, Baker Street, Renfield, Raven Chronicles, etc. He was also the owner and publisher of Caliber Comics, one of the leading independent comic publishers of the 1990’s and is currently publisher of Transfuzion, a company that has released over 20 graphic novels in its first three years.

Jay P. Fosgitt – Creator of the graphic novel Dead Duck, and the writer/artist on Ape Entertainment’s Little Green Men comic. He’s contributed artwork to various sketch card sets for Topps, Rittenhouse and 5finity. He is also the letterer for Guy Davis’ upcoming Marquis comics, which will be published by Dark Horse. Jay is a member of The National Cartoonists Society. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife Laura and their cat, Goonie.

Tony Miello – Creator of the popular web based comic strip GAPO the Clown, which has been running since 2004. GAPO the Clown has been collected in several comic books, and will have a new collected volume, GAPO the Clown: Big, Fat and Greasy, coming in spring of 2011.  Tony has contributed sketch cards for Upper and Breygent Marketing. His current projects include drawing an all new comic for the pop/punk band Bowling For Soup and continuing work on his own comic strip which can be found twice a week at www.gapotheclown.com.

Jeremy and Lisa Treece – Creators of Fearsome As The Night and The Keys of Mahdicia.

Bruce Gerlach – A freelance illustrator and cartoonist who has worked on licensed material, such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Voltron, Captain America and Vampirella. His clients include Topps, Upper Deck, 5Finity, Breygent Marketing, Hogsnot, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Strictly Ink and Cult Stuff. His cartoons have been published in various magazines and have been exhibited internationally, including a one man showing in Osijek, Croatia. He is the creator of such strips as Wade’s World, The Beanfield and, currently, Muck Man and ink.re.ments, which can be seen on-line.

Bill Pulkovski – Entertainment illustrator and designer whose work can be found in comic books, trading cards, prints and film, such as Lucas Film LTD., Star Wars, Topps, Paramount Pictures, Breygent Marketing, 5finity Productions, Cult-Stuff, Shot in The Dark Comics, Factory Entertainment and AMC. www.billpulkovski.com

Denver Brubaker – Cartoonist and creator of the webcomic Tales of a Checkered Man, which he describes as a love letter to masked mystery men, caped-crusaders, classic adventure pulps and traditional newspaper strips featuring a rather unorthodox character armed with the best of intentions and a bad case of acrophobia as he learns to become the hero he imagines himself to be.  Tales of a Checkered Man made its debut online on April 6th, 2010 and updates twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Wonderworld Comics
22347 Ecorse Road
Taylor, Michigan 48180
Just East of Telegraph In the Scottwood Plaza Shopping Center
313-292-8697

Mississippi

Biloxi

Collector’s Corner

Mark Texeira – Artist on Moon Knight, Punisher, Ghost Rider, Conan, Birds Of Prey, Darkness, Vampirella, Wolverine, Hercules, Hulk, Thor, Tomb Raider, X-Men and more. Mark will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Steven Butler – Artist on Sonic The Hedgehog (and the penciller on the FCBD Sonic The Hedgehog book), Spider-Man, Silver Sable, Superman, Punisher, X-Men, and Betty and Veronica. Steven will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Mitch Byrd – Artist on Starman, Generation X, Predator, Green Lantern, Shi, and Guy Gardner. Mitch will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Bryan King – Creator of The Kingly Cookbook. Bryan will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

T.D. Roebuck – Artist. T.D. will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Andy Childress – Creator of Bubbaworld Comics. Andy will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

Jesse Labbe – Creator of Berona’s Hundred Year War. Jesse will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.

3 Alarm Comics
15210 Lemoyne Blvd
Biloxi MS 39532
228-392-9833
3alarmcomics@cableone.net

Missouri

Columbia

Rock Bottom Comics

Brad Desnoyer – Writer on Detective Annual 12 and Batman 80-page Giant 2010. Brad will be on hand to sign for fans.

Rock Bottom Comics
1013 East Walnut Street Suite 101
Columbia MO 65201
1-573-443-0113
Rockbottomcomics@hotmail.com

South County

Slackers

Creators from Ink and Drink Comics will be at the South County Slackers from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Aaron James Ford – Creator of Golgotha and Hell Samurai.

Jason Green – Writer whose work appeared in the Protoculture Addicts anime magazine and is working on his first graphic novel, Trio.

Steve Higgins – Assistant professor of English and creator of a comic anthology called Myriad.

Bryan Hollerbach – Former editor of St. Louis Magazine and currently blogging in PLAYBACK:stl‘s “Rude Chapbook” column.

Carlos Gabriel Ruiz – Writer and artist; creator of Pretentious Record Store Guy and Parade of Freaks.

Kevin Wolf – Creator of the webcomic Pangaea.

Character Appearances: 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist will be at the South County Slackers from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Come out and see a Tusken Raider, a Stormtrooper, a Biker Scout, an Imperial Officer and Darth Maul

Slackers
18 S. Cnty Ctr Way #462
St. Louis MO 63129
314-845-5155

Nebraska

Omaha

Krypton Comics

Brook Turner – Image comics artist of the fan favorite Golly.

Bruce McCorkindale – Comic book artist and creator. His most recent projects include Godzilla Monster War, The Jack Kirby Collector #54, Golly from Image, Negative Burn, Rune Vs. Venom, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Max Riffner – Comic creator, graphic designer, and winner of the Isotope Award. His works include Drunk Elephant Comics, Lydia, and Quick Step.

Rick Hiltbrunner – Comic book artist and creator. His projects include Iron Ghost, Archenemies and Golly.

Fredd Gorham – Artist whose projects include Steel Angel, 365 Days of Drawing, and he is the creator of the Krypton Comics Artist Jam.

Doug McCoy – Inker on ShadowLands and winner of the Create a Krypton Comics Mascot contest.

Tracie Mauk – Talented local artist. Tracie will be on hand to sketch for fans.

Jon Riggle – Specializes in trading card art.

Louis Simpson – Teaches a class on how to draw comics at a local college.

Helen Slater – Actor who portrayed Supergirl in the movie. Helen will be on hand to sign autographs for fans.

Don’t forget, as in years past, Krypton will be guarded on FCBD by the fearsome stormtroopers of the 501st Legion!

Krypton Comics
2819 South 125th Avenue #261
Omaha, NE 68144-3873
402-391-4131

Nevada

Las Vegas

Wishing Well Comics

Chad Hardin – Artist on Stan Lee’s The Traveler and Zatanna. Steve will be on hand from 10:00AM to 2:00PM to sign for fans.

Wishing Well Comics
5706 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
702-870-1268
http://wishingwellcomics.com/
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Wishing-Well-Comics/120360087984438

New Hampshire

Rochester

Jetpack Comics LLC

Ed McGuinness – ED MCGUINNESS IS BACK AND HE WANTS TO CLICK! Ed McGuinness is returning to Rochester’s Free Comic Book Day Festival! This year he’s bringing his HeroClix and enjoying a Saturday Afternoon Game. Come and be a part of the HeroClix / FCBD fun!Artist on Deadpool, Vampirella, Superman/Batman and many more. Ed will be on hand to sign for fans and for the Friday Night Heroclix Tourney.

Thomas Sniegoski – Author Tom Sniegoski returns to Jetpack Comics FCBD festival this year! Tom’s body of work is incredible. Don’t forget to pick up his most recent work on BONE, The Quest for the Spark. Writer on Batman, The Punisher, Hellboy, Wolverine, Devil Dinosaur, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and the prequel to Jeff Smith’s award winning series Bone, which was called Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails: The Adventures of Big Johnson Bone. His most recent comic book work, written with frequent partner Christopher Golden, is The Sisterhood, published by Archaia Studios Press. Chris and Tom have also worked on the mini-series Talent from Boom! Studios, optioned by Universal Pictures. Tom will be on hand to sign for fans.

Joe Hill – Celebrating his first FCBD festival, the award winning writer of national best sellers 20th Century Ghost Stories, Heart Shaped Box, and Horns joins Jetpack with a special all ages Free Comic Book Day issue of his award winning comic series Locke & Key, currently in the works to be a Fox TV show! Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jason Ciaramella – Joining Joe will be scripter Jason Ciaramella, who scripted Joe’s The Cape (not the TV show) and Joe’s Kodiak.  Both Jason and Joe are Eisner Award nominees this year. Jason will be on hand to sign for fans.

Christopher Golden – Comic book writer, author with an impressive bibliography (including books like Strangewood and The Ferryman), co-writer of the online animated series Ghosts of Albion, who also wrote the introduction for Joe Hill’s 20th Century Ghost Stories. Christopher will be on hand with his special FCBD offering of Baltimore, or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire to sign for fans.

Bob Raymond – An artist/comic creator who recently got some publicity when he did a comic for an unknown Senate candidate, Alvin Green of North Carolina, and had his comic shown on the Daliy Show with Jon Stewart and some small press publications to the Washington Post. Next up is a one shot through Jetpack Comics! Bob will be on hand to sign for fans.

Bill Mitchell and Kimball Thorpe – Co-creators of the web comic character Beanman. Bill and Kimball will be on hand to sign and draw for fans.

Heidi Brunelle – Creator of Amputee Bunny and Narcoleptic Owl at Jetpack Comics. Heidi will be on hand to sign for fans.

Greg Moutafis – Entering the industry in 1994 with a Xeric Foundation Award for Indie Comic Artists, Greg has illustrated a variety of stories and projects for publishers including Caliber, Jetpack Press and Lollipop music magazine. His latest full length projects are the 2005 superhero graphic novel The Rookie, with Killing Pickman writer Jason Becker, and the satirical graphic novel Boom!Squad with award winning prose writer David Crouse. Greg recently launched PREEMO STUDIO for his graphic design work and creator owned comic projects. Greg will be selling original art, as well as new, limited-edition prints and books at the show.

Rick Silva – Small press publisher and comic book writer. Rick published and edited Kinships magazine. Along with his wife Gynn, Rick is a partner in Dandelion Studios, a small press comic book company. Rick co-writes the Dandelion Studios comics Zephyr and Reginald: Minions for Hire, Stone, Kaeli and Rebecca and Perils of Picorna. He publishes his own zine, Caravan, and he is one of the featured contributors for the fiction webzine The Edge of Propinquity. Rick will be on hand to sign for fans.

Shaun O’Neil – A friend of the store who recently had a short story published in the Image Comics Anthology.  The story he penciled was written by Robert Kirkman (writer on The Walking Dead)! Shaun will be on hand to sign for fans.

Joe Dellagatta – Artist on “Spared” in Egg: Hard Boiled Stories #1, “Fisherman’s Wife” in Mysterious Adventure Magazine, the online “Mr. Legacy” origin story, writer/artist on “Nick” in Zombies Anthology and currently working on his creator owned project, The Holy Diver. Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.

Rich Woodall – Local creator, writer and artist of the all ages comic, Johnny Raygun, produced by Jetpack Press.  Rich’s other works include thousands of sketch cards for Topps card company including Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Marvel Comic Cards. Rich will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jennifer Omand – Creator ofthe web comic Squarecat Comics. Jennifer will be on hand to sign for fans.

Matt Talbot – Co-Writer and inker of Johnny Raygun and a highly accomplished graphic designer.  Matt will be on hand to sign for fans.

Sara Richard – Artist currently working on solidifying a signature illustration style and freelancing with Hasbro. Sara will be on hand to sign for fans.

Other Events and Guests fro Free Comic Day:

The Star Wars 501st /NH Mandalorians – Star Wars characters on the stage at the Knights of Columbus Hall.  Accepting donations and holding a silent auction for the Make A Wish foundation.

The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club – The BMS Comic Club publishes ten AWESOME issues of “Multi-Age Media Presents” a year.  All of the comics strips in each issue are made after school in the art room by students in grades 5 thru 8. The comic book sells in the cafeteria during lunch or through subscriptions delivered to home room.  The profits from the comic go toward purchasing graphic novels for the students of BMS to read.  This is the club’s fourth year (and second appearance at FCBD).

The Fatsquad – Jetpack Press’ own Fatsquad, with the success of their first nationally distributed publication, will be at FCBD selling all their fat goods.

Severed Head Comics – Once again, New Hampshire proves it’s the place that up and coming comic creators get their start.  Severed Head Comics Presents is a horror anthology by a group of New Hampshire comic creators.

JETPACK COMICS LLC
37 North Main Street
Rochester, NH  03867
603-330-XMEN (9636)
www.jetpackcomics.com
jpcomics@worldpath.net

West Lebanon

Newbury Comics

Steve Bissette – Artist on Swamp Thing, Taboo, and Tyrant. Steve will be on hand to sign for fans.

Denis St. John – Creator of Monsters and Girls: Amelia. Denis will be on hand to sign for fans.

Blair Shedd – Penciller on Doctor Who. Blair will be on hand to sign for fans.

Chris Warren – Creator of Poser and HP Comicraft. Chris will be on hand to sign for fans.

David Yoder – Cartoonist (Giant Naked Baby, It Happened at Work…). David will be on hand to sign for fans.

Please call for signing times.

Newbury Comics
K-Mart Plaza
200 South Main St
West Lebanon, NH 03784
603-298-2167

New Jersey

Bloomfield

The Comic Book Market

Kevin Greaves – A graduate of the Kubert Art School who currently works for Dynamic Forces.

Taylor Sterling – Local artist who has interned with Marvel and is working on his own comic.

The Comic Book Market
28 Washington St
Bloomfield, NJ  07003
973-680-0006
www.thecomicbookmarket.com

Flemington

Comic Fusion

Ken Branch – Inker on Trinity, Flash and JLA. Ken will be on hand to sign for fans.

J.K. Woodward – Artist on Fallen Angel, Eureka and Star Trek. J.K. will be on hand to sign for fans.

Nick Mockoviak Independent artist. Nick will be on hand to sign for fans.

Costumed characters will be ready for photos too.

Comic Fusion
42 Main St.
Flemington, NJ 07882
908-788-0599
info@comicfusion.com
www.ComicFusion.com

Madison

Dewey’s Comic City

Fernando Ruiz – Returning for his tenth annual FCBD appearance is Archie Comics artist (Man from Riverdale) and Joe Kubert Art School instructor Fernando Ruiz, who’ll be providing free sketches and signing copies of his published work from 1:30 to 3:30PM.Fabio Redivo – Artist, independent comic creator, and inker for Archie Comics and an instructor at Joe Kubert Art School, Fabio will be providing free sketches.

Joe Kubert Art School Students – This year Dewey’s Comic City welcomes members of the graduating, third year class of students from the Joe Kubert Art School who will also provide free sketches and art tips for aspiring young comic creators!

Character Appearances: Costumed members of the Star Wars costuming organizations the Rebel Legion and  501st Legion, Northeast Remnant.

Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
973-593-0042
www.deweyscomiccity.com
dewey@deweyscomiccity.com

New Mexico

Albuquerque

Astro-Zombies

Aaron Campbell – Artist on Green Hornet and Sherlock Holmes. Aaron will be on hand from 1:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Astro-Zombies
3100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque NM 87106
www.astrozombies.com

New York

Albany

Earthworld Comics John Hebert – Artist on Punisher, Ghost Rider and Captain Action will be making his fourth consecutive appearance at Earthworld Comics to sign for fans from 11:00AM to 6:00PM
Earthworld Comics
537 Central Ave
Albany, NY   12206
518-459-2400

Ballston Spa

Excellent Adventures Comics

Ron Marz – Writer of Witchbalde, Magdalena, Green Lantern, Silver Surfer and much more. Ron will be on hand to sign his FCBD offering, Silver Scorpion, as well as copies of Magdalena. Magedalena herself will be on hand to pose with Ron for pictures.  Ron will be in the store from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.

Paul Harding Sculptor extraordinaire, with works on the Marvel Select line, and numerous DC Direct figures, as well as many statues and other action figures. Paul is also a terrific penciller, and was recently featured on the Albany Comic Con Limited Edition VIP print. Paul will be on hand from 2:00PM until 5:00PM.

Christian St. Pierre – Penciller of numerous gaming products, and the cover artist for last year’s Albany Comic Con Variant Argonauts cover. Chris will be available for sketches and consignments from 12:00 Noon to 5:00PM.

Excellent Adventures Comics
110 Milton Ave. (Rt #50)
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-884-9498

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Comics and More, Inc. 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Michael Buckley and the N.E.R.D.S. book series. For ages 9 to 14.

12:00 noon – 1:30PM
Brian WoodDMZ, The New York Four, New York Five Northlanders, Local, Demo and many more. For ages 14 and up.

2:00PM – 3:30PM
Fiona RobinsonThe Useful Moose: A Truthful, Moose-full Tale and The 3-2-3 Detective Agency. For ages 4 to 12.

4:00PM – 5:30PM
Laura Lee GulledgePage by Paige. For ages 12 to young adult and up.

6:00PM – 7:30PM
Rick Parker Tales From The Crypt, Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid, Harry Potty and the Deathly Boring and the unauthorized Twilight Saga, “Breaking Down.” For ages 8 to young adult and up.
Brooklyn Comics and More, Inc.
493 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-840-5840
www.brooklyncomicsandmore.com
TWITTER – bklyncomicsmore
FACEBOOK – Brooklyn Comics and More

Canandaigua

Pulp Nouveau Comix

Chris Yambar – Works include Simpsons Comics and Popeye, creator of Mr. Beat, and a presidential candidate.

Pulp Nouveau Comics
92 South Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
585-394-8250
pulpnouveau@pulpnouveau.com

Clay

Larger Than Life Comics

Joe Jusko – Artist on Vampirella, Wolverine, Warlord of Mars, 1992 Marvel Masterpieces and Wolverine-Hercules. Joe will be on hand from 10:00AM to 6:00PM to sign for fans.

Costume Appearances – 501st Stormtroopers, Batman and the Joker.

First 25 customers get a free gift bag!

Larger Than Life Comics
Great Northern Mall
4255 Route 31
Clay, NY 13041
315-622-1891
http://www.largerthanlife-comics.com

Legrangeville

Alternaverse 2

Phil Jimenez – Known for his work as writer/artist on Wonder Woman, as one of the pencilers of the DC miniseries Infinite Crisis, and his collaborations with writer Grant Morrison on New X-Men and The Invisibles. His most recent works include a run on Amazing Spider-man, The Astonishing X-Men with writer Warren Ellis, and Adventure Comics with writer Paul Levitz.

Alternaverse 2 1097 Route 55
Lagrangeville, NY 12540
845-454-0305
alterniverse2@verizon.net
www.facebook.com/alterniverse2
http://twitter.com/Alterniverse2

New Hyde Park

Best Comics

Jim Shooter – Writer and comic book editor and publisher, known for his work on Adventure Comics, creating several characters for the Legion of Superheroes and more. Jim will be on hand to sign for fans.

J.C. Vaughn – Comic book editor, publisher and writer, known for his work on Vampire Hunter Dean, Zombie-Proof and the graphic novel adaptations of 24. J.C. will be on hand to sign for fans.

Both will also be signing copies of Dark Horse’s Mighty Samson!

Best Comics
1400 Jericho Turnpike
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
516-328-1900

New Paltz

October Country

Todd Dezago – Writer. Credits include Sensational Spiderman, Wolverine, Perhapanauts and Tellos. Todd will be on hand to sign for fans from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

Fred Hembeck – Writer/artist. Credits include Destroys the Marvel U, Sells the Marvel U and Marvel Age. Fred will be on hand to sign for fans from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.
October Country
246 Main St. Suite 5
New Paltz, NY 12561
845-255-1115
octobercountrycomics.com

New York

Jim Hanley’s Universe

Joe Staton – Writer and artist who has worked on E-Man, Green Lantern Corps, Metal Men and more. Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.

Rachel Freire – Co-created the graphic novel FCHS with Vito Delsante. Rachel will be on hand to sign for fans.

Scott Wegener – Artist and co-creator of Atomic Robo who has also worked on Punisher War Journal and Avengers. Scott will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jeff Powell – Comic creator, writer and co-creator of Atomic Robo who has also worked on Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTS into Dreams. Jeff will be on hand to sign for fans.

Marc Bernardin – Writer on Monster Attack Network, Genuis, M.A.N. and Highwayman. Marc will be on hand to sign for fans.

J.D. Matonti, Julia Coppola and Chris Matonti – Creators of the New-Gen series. They will be on hand to sign for fans starting at 12:00 noon.

Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
212-268-7088
www.jhuniverse.blogspot.com

Saratoga Springs

The Comic Depot

Ron Marz – Writer on Magdalena, Architects, Silver Surfer, Green Lantern and more! Ron will be on hand from from 11:00AM to 1:00PM to sign for fans.

Paul Harding Creator of action figures, statues, concept art and book covers. Paul will be on hand from from from 10AM to 2PM to sign for fans.

Richard Kane Ferguson Artist for Magic the Gathering, White Wolf, and his new comic Twilight of the Gods. Richard will be on hand from (from 11:00AM to ???) to sign for fans.

The Comic Depot, LLC
3065 Route 50, Suite D-12
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Wilton Mall 518-581-2363
www.comicdepotLLC.com

Smithtown

Fourth World Comics

Jim Shooter – Known for his work as editor-in-chief of Marvel and writing on Avengers, he also created several characters for The Legion of Superheroes. Jim will be on hand to sign for fans.

J.C. Vaughn – Co-writer on IDW’s graphic novels based on the TV show 24. J.C. will be on hand to sign for fans.

Both will also be signing copies of Dark Horse’s Mighty Samson!

Fourth World Comics
33 Route 111
Smithtown NY 11787
631-366-4440
www.Twitter.com/4thworldcomics

Victor

Two Kings Comics

Stephen Lindsay – Writer on Jesus Hates Zombies, Frightful Fetus, Warriors of Dharuk, Massive Awesome and Saints and Warlords. Stephen will be on hand from 11:00AM to 7:00PM to sign for fans.

Kyle J. Kaczmarczyk – Writer of The Red Eye, Pulp: The Old Kingdom, and contributor to WWII Zombie Anthology FUBAR. Kyle will be on hand from 11:00AM to 7:00PM to sign for fans.

Two Kings Comics
171 West Main Street
Victor, NY 14564
585-398-8021
twokingscomics@rochester.twcbc.com

Wantagh

The Comic Book Depot

Jim Shooter – Writer and comic book editor and publisher, known for his work on Adventure Comics, creating several characters for the and more. Jim will be on hand to sign for fans.

J.C. Vaughn – Comic book editor, publisher and writer, known for his work on Vampire Hunter Dean, Zombie-Proof and the graphic novel adaptations of 24. J.C. will be on hand to sign for fans.

Both will also be signing copies of Dark Horse’s Mighty Samson!

The Comic Book Depot
2847 Jerusalem Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
516-221-9337

North Carolina

Charlotte

Heroes Aren�t Hard To Find

Chris Brunner – Co-creator of the FCBD offering LOOSE ENDS from 12 Gauge Comics. Artist on Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, cover artist on Boondock Saints and Nola. Chris will be on hand to sign for fans.

Ian Flynn – Writer on Sonic the Hedgehog and the upcoming Mega Man from Archie Comics. Ian will be on hand to sign for fans.

Sanford Greene – Creator of 1000 and Rotten Apple. Artist on Wonder Girl, Method Man, and Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man. Sanford will be on hand to sign for fans.

Cully Hamner – Co-creator of Red. Artist on The Question, Blue Beetle, Batman: Tenses, The Ride, Daredevil, and Green Lantern Mosaic. Cully will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jason Latour – Co-creator of the FCBD offering LOOSE ENDS from 12 Gauge Comics. Artist on Wolverine, Captain America, Iron Fist, and Daredevil. Jason will be on hand to sign for fans.

Laura Martin – Color artist on The Rocketeer, Astonishing X-Men, Planetary, Secret Invasion, Thor and The Stand. Laura will be on hand to sign for fans.

Rico Renzi – Color artist on the FCBD offering LOOSE ENDS from 12 Gauge Comics, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Wolverine, Frenemy of the State, and Captain America. Rico will be on hand to sign for fans.

Budd Root – Creator of Cavewoman. Budd will be on hand to sign for fans.

Bridgit Scheide – Creator of The Kindle Kind and Brother Nash. Bridgit will be on hand to sign for fans.

Chris Schweizer – Creator of The Crogan Adventures. Chris will be on hand to sign for fans.

Andy Smith – Artist on X-Men Legacy, WWE Heroes, and Superman Confidential. Andy will be on hand to sign for fans.

Brian Stelfreeze – Artist on Wednesday Comics, Jonah Hex, Batman: Shadow of the Bat, Matador and Domino. Brian will be on hand to sign for fans.

Matt Wilson – Color artist on the FCBD offering CAPTAIN AMERICA/THOR: THE MIGHTY FIGHTING AVENGERS, Y the Last Man, Phonogram, Thor the Mighty Avenger, and Wolverine. Matt will be on hand to sign for fans.

Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
704-375-7462
www.heroesonline.com Spandex City Comics

Captain Salvation – of Salvation Comics.

Spandex City Comics
3611 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd. #202
Charlotte, NC 28216
(704) 909-7168
www.spandexcity.com

Durham

Ultimate Cards and Comics

JP Leon – Artist on Superman, Batman, and X-Men. JP will be on hand to sign for fans.

Tommy Lee Edwards – Artist on Turf, Marvel 1985, and Bullet Points. Tommy will be on hand to sign for fans.

Brian Clevinger – Writer on Atomic Robo, which has a free edition this FCBD! He has also worked on Captain America Fighting Avenger. Brian will be on hand to sign for fans.

Dale Mettam – Writer on Inspector Gadget, which has a free edition this FCBD! Dale will be on hand to sign for fans.

Firetower StudiosThe Order of Dagonet and Princeless.

Brockton McKinney and Larkin FordEhmm Theory. Brockton and Larkin will be on hand to sign for fans.

Loston Wallace – Artist on Lorna Relic Wrangler. Loston will be on hand to sign for fans.

Branson Ragan – Publisher of Dilemma Comics. Branson will be on hand to sign for fans.

Ultimate Cards and Comics
6120-A Farrington Road
Durham NC 27517
919-806-8282
www.ultimatecomicsonline.com

Goldsboro

Heroes Are Here

Micah Harris – Author of Lorna: Relic Wrangler and Heaven’s War will be on hand from 10:00AM until 3:00PM to sign copies of both books.

Heroes Are Here
208 S. Berkeley Blvd
Goldsboro, NC 27534
1-919-751-3131
www.heroesrhere.com

Greensboro

Acme Comics

Reilly Brown – Artist on Incredible Hercules, Cable and Deadpool. Reilly will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jacob Chabot Artist on Deadpool Team-Up, Mighty Skullboy Army and X-Babies. Jacob will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jeremy Dale Artist on Skyward and G.I. Joe. Jeremy will be on hand to sign for fans.

Ryan Dunlavey Artist on Comic Book Comics and Action Philosophers. Ryan will be on hand to sign for fans.

Matt Frank Artist on Godzilla: World of Monsters and G-Fan. Matt will be on hand to sign for fans.

Chris Giarrusso Artist on G-Man, Mini Marvels and Guardian Gags in Guarding the Globe. Chris will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jamal Igle Artist on Zatanna, Supergirl, Firestorm and Green Lantern. Jamal will be on hand to sign for fans.

Lyle Pollard Artist on Tribulations. Lyle will be on hand to sign for fans.

Chris Samnee Artist on FCBD Captain America/Thor: The Mighty Fighting Avengers, Thor: The Mighty Avenger and Siege Embedded. Chris will be on hand to sign for fans.

Gregg Schigiel Artist on SpongeBob Comics and Pix: Teenage American Fairy; writer on X-Babies. Gregg will be on hand to sign for fans.

Brian Smith Artist on FCBD The Intrepid Escapegoat and Adventures of Daniel Boom AKA Loud Boy; writer on Stuff of Legend. Brian will be on hand to sign for fans.

Nick Spencer Writer on Secret Avengers, Iron Man 2.0, Jimmy Olsen, Thunder Agents, Infinite Vacation, Morning Glories, Shuddertown, Forgetless, Existence 2.0 and 3.0. Nick will be on hand to sign for fans.

Fred Van Lente – Writer on Cowboys and Aliens, Incredible Hercules, Halo, Marvel Zombies, Action Philosophers, All-New Savage She-Hulk, Amazing Spider-man, Chaos War, Comic Book Comics, MODOK’s 11 and Taskmaster. Fred will be on hand to sign for fans.

Michael Watkins Artist on Sonic the Hedgehog and Guardians. Michael will be on hand to sign for fans.

Character Appearances:
Superman
Wonder Woman
Spider-man
Deadpool
Star Wars 501st Legion

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263
http://www.acmecomics.com
http://www.facebook.com/acmegreensboro
http://www.twitter.com/acmecomics
http://acmecomics.tumblr.com

Salisbury

Comic Monstore

Rich Perotta – DC Comics inker on Booster Gold. Rich will be on hand to sign for fans.

Michael W. Kellar – Jolly Rogue Studios inker for Sky Pirates of Valendor #0-#4 Volume 1. Michael will be on hand to sign for fans.

Will Caligan – Creator of the Cereal and Pajamas anthology and Editor in Chief of Alpha Dog Studios. Will will be on hand to sign for fans.

Bat Hilliard – Artist for Alpha Dog Studios. Bat will be on hand to sign for fans.

Comic Monstore
813 Jake Alexander Blvd South
Salisbury NC 28146
704-636-0049
http://comicmonstore.com/monstore.htm

Wilmington

Fanboy Comics and Cards

Tom Fleming – Cover artist on Elektra, Heavy Metal, and recently the Dark Horse Kull series. Tom will be on hand from 12:00 noon until 3:00PM to sign autographs for fans.

Character Appearances: Batman, Flash, Darth Vader, Captain America and Green Lantern.

Fanboy Comics and Cards
419 South College Road
Wilmington NC 29403
910-452-7828
fanboycomics@bellsouth.net
www.fanboycomics.biz
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/fanboycomics

Winston Salem

Bent Wookee Comix

Rick Ketcham – Master inker who has worked on Buffy, Amazing Spiderman, GI Joe, Runaways, Thor, Iron Man, Dresden Files, Johnny DC’s Legion of Super Heroes and countless mainstream projects!

Ssalefish Comics
3242 Silas Creek Pky STE 20
Winston Salem, NC 27103
www.ssalefish.com
336-499-3910
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Ssalefish-Comics/111451465591812

Ohio

Hilliard

Packrat Comics

The 10th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day at Packrat Comics will be loaded with actors, writers, artists, wrestlers, superheroes and, of course, free comic books. A festival of activities and games along with face painting and fun in the bounce house. And Nerd Night will follow FCBD in the evening!

Steve Scott Artist who has worked on Razor: Uncut, The New Warriors and Batman Confidential. Steve will be on hand to sign for fans.

Chris Sprouse – Artist on Legionnaires and the mini-series Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. Chris will be on hand to sign for fans.

Uko Smith– Artist on The Bombshell Comic, whose work has appeared in Heavy Metal and other publications. Uko will be on hand to sign for fans.

Scott D. Simmons – Artist on Hack/Slash and The Dead Cell and winner of the Best Indy Artist trophy at the 2010 Champion City Con. Scott will be on hand to sign for fans.

Victor Dandridge Publisher of Vantage: Inhouse Productions (formerly WizWorld Inc.) and artist on Omnibus and The Samaritan. Ray will be on hand to sign for fans.

Sean Forney – Artist on Scarlet Hunter and Little Red Riding Hood: Origin of a Huntress. Sean will be on hand to sign for fans.

Joshua Peters Artist on Matilda Turnip’s Endless Belly Button. Joshua will be on hand to sign for fans.

Lora Innes Artist and creator of The Dreamer. Lora will be on hand to sign for fans.

Joel Jackon and James Moore – Owners of 2 Headed Comics and creators of the indy comics Radio Free Gahanna and The Toyetic Adventures of Coco Fiasco. Joel and James will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jamie Snell– Artist/inker on Beastwars Source Book and Popgun Anthology Volume One. Jamie will be on hand to sign for fans.

Dirk Manning Writer and creator of Nightmare World. Dirk will be on hand to sign for fans.

Molly Durst Writer of the web comic The Spider King. Molly will be on hand to sign for fans.

Todd Beistel Indy writer and artist of Eye of the Probe and Lost Souls, and co-creator of the web comic Yuri the Gypsy Hunter. Todd will be on hand to sign for fans.

Doug Hufford Indy writer of Yuri the Gypsy Hunter along with Todd Beistel. Doug will be on hand to sign for fans.

Eric Adams – Creator of Lackluster World. Eric will be on hand to sign for fans.

Max Ink Creator of Blink. Max will be on hand to sign for fans.

Seth Lyons Artist on Stiletto Heights and Johnnie Zombie. Seth will be on hand to sign for fans.

Matthew Swift Art director of Swift Graphics. Matthew will be on hand to sign for fans.

Bob Corby Indy comic creator of Invasion of the Bloodsucking Martian Crunchies. Bob will be on hand to sign for fans.

Stephanie Forney Art teacher. comic book writer and artist. Writer on Little Red Riding Hood: Origin of a Huntress with Sean Forney at Savage Mind Comic Studio.

Nicholas Brendon Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Billy West – From Futurama, Ren & Stimpy and the Howard Stern Show.

Hang with The Dudes during an exclusive bowling meet & greet. Details can be found on our blog: http://www.packratcomics.blogspot.com/
*There is a small fee for Billy and Nicky’s autographs. Guests are welcome to bring their own items for Billy and Nicky to sign, but they will also be able to select from the actor’s photos. There will also be photo opportunities available with both Billy and Nicky. For $35, guests can get their photos taken with them and get a personal autograph.

Nerd Night
*Charity Comic Book Poker Tournament (Billy & Nicky may be playing a few hands), Live Wrestling, and Open Gaming.
*Bands include: Nerd Table, Seven Book Trilogy, The Out, and Hubris.

Details, tickets for meet & greet and bio’s can be found on http://www.packratcomics.blogspot.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=198957816786078

Packrat Comics
3864 Lattimer Street
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
1-614-527-8450
packratcomics@sbcglobal.net
www.packratcomics.com

Mentor

Comics and Friends

Craig Boldman – Writer on Jughead Comics for Archie Publications. Craig will be signing from 1:00 to 4:00.

Comics and Friends
7850 Mentor Avenue Suite 1054
Mentor, OH 44096
440-255-4242
www.comicsandfriends.com

Oregon

Beaverton

Things From Another World (Beaverton)

Amy Mebberson – Artist on Muppet Sherlock Holmes TPB, Donald Duck and Friends. Amy will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

Ben Bates – Artist on Sonic the Hedgehog. Ben will be on hand from 2:00PM to 5:00PM to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

Kelly Sue DeConnick Writer on Osborn, Girl Comics, Captain America and Secret Avengers. Kelly will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Shawn Cruz and Micah Baker From Corrosive Comics Studios (Psycho Guitar Killers and Cherry City Derby Girls: The Comic Book). Shawn and Micah will be on hand from 3:00PM to 6:00PM to sign for fans.

Dane Ault – Writer and artist on Zombies Next Door. Dane will be on hand from 4:00PM to 7:00PM to sign for fans.

Patric Reynolds – Artist on Let Me In and Abe Sapien. Patric will be on hand from 2:00PM to 5:00PM to signfor fans.

Stormtroopers of the Cloud City Garrison – Star Wars Imperial costuming club. http://www.cloudcitygarrison.com/.

Things From Another World
4390 SW Lloyd Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97005
(503) 643-4222

Milwaukie

Things From Another World (Milwaukie)

Scott Allie – Writer on Buffy Season 8, Solomon Kane, B.P.R.D.: The Dead Remembered, and Serenity. Scott will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Erik Henriksen – Writer on Warriors: Jailbreak. Erik will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Todd Herman – Comic creator and artist who has worked on Fall of Cthulhu: Nemesis, Zerokiller, and now Warriors: Jailbreak. Todd will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

Herb Apon – Artist on Warriors: Jailbreak. Herb will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

Ron Chan – Artist on The Guild: Tink, Supersized: Strange Tales From A Fast-Food Culture and X-Men: To Serve and Protect #2 – Gold, Guns, Girls. Ron will be on hand from 2:00PM to 5:00PM to sign >and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

Jeremy Barlow – Writer and editor on Metalocalypse, Star Wars, and Supersized. Jeremy will be on hand from 2:00PM to 5:00PM to sign for fans.

Brandon Seifert and Lukas Kettner – The writer and the artist on Witch Doctor, out soon from Robert Kirkman’s new Skybound imprint. Brandon and Lukas will be on hand from 4:00PM to 7:00PM to sign for fans.

Pirates of PDXYAR – Performers for pirate appearances, living history, and gaming. http://pdxyar.org/.

Things From Another World (Milwaukie)
10977 SE Main Street
Milwaukie, OR97222
503-652-2752

Portland

Things From Another World (Portland)

Ben Dewey – Artist on this year’s Dark Horse Star Wars Free Comic Book Day comic. Ben will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

Paul Tobin – Writer on Marvel Adventures, Spider-Girl, and Avengers Academy Giant-Size. Paul will be on hand from 12:00PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Steve Lieber – Artist on Underground TPB, Whiteout, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales HC. Steve will be on hand from 2:00PM to 5:00PM to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

Dustin Weaver – Artist on S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers X-Men Utopia, and Star Wars Vector. Dustin will be on hand from 2:00PM to 5:00PM to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett – Artist and writer team on Boilerplate and Heartbreakers. Paul and Anina will be on hand from 4:00PM to 7:00PM to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

David Hahn – Artist on Murderland and Suicide Girls. David will be on hand from 4:00PM to 7:00PM to sign for fans.

Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson – Artist and ink team on titles like Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, and Wonder Woman. Terry and Rachel will be on hand to sign (time TBA) and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

Pirates of PDXYAR – Performers for pirate appearances, living history, and gaming. http://pdxyar.org/.

Things From Another World (Portland)
4133 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
503-284-4693

Pennsylvania

Allentown

Beachead Comics

Joe Brusha – Writer on Grimm Fairy Tales and Neverland. Joe will be on hand from 10:00AM until 11:45AM to sign for fans.

Ralph Tedesco – Writer on Salem’s Daughter and Return to Wonderland. Ralph will be on hand from 10:00AM until 11:45AM to sign for fans.

Beachead Comics
1601 Chew St.
Allentown, PA 18102
http://www.beacheadcomics.com/

Bethlehem

Dreamscape Comics, will mark the day by giving away copies of the 8th issue of “Dutchy Digest,” a comic book about the adventures of a Pennsylvania Dutch detective. It is available exclusively at the store.

Dreamscape Comics,

302 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA

Johnstown

Bent Wookee Comix

Luke Miller – Local artist, featuring his fantasy and comic book inspired sculptures! A graduate from Tom Savini’s School of Special Effects, Luke will be showcasing some of his work from noon to 5:00.

Johnstown’s Spider-Man – From 1:00PM to 3:00PM. Bring your cameras!

Open Wednesdays 4:00-8:00, Thursdays 4:00-8:00, Fridays 4:00-8:00, and Saturdays Noon-5:00
***Parking available at The West End Beer Mart***

Bent Wookee Comix
127 Fairfield Ave.
Johnstown, PA 15906
(814) 539-0085
www.bentwookeecomix.blogspot.com

King of Prussia

Comics and More

Joe Brusha – Writer on Grimm Fairy Tales and Neverland. Joe will be on hand from 1:30PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Ralph Tedesco – Writer on Salem’s Daughter and Return to Wonderland. Ralph will be on hand from 1:30PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Anthony Spay – Pencils and illustrations on Top 10 Deadliest Sharks, Monster Hunters Survival Guide and Grimm Fairy Tales. Anthony will be on hand from 1:30PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

David Seidman – Illustrator on Charmed and Se7en. David will be on hand from 1:30PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

J.P. Russ – Writer on Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide. J.P. will be on hand from 1:30PM to 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Special guest Bigfoot from Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide.

Comics and More
690 West DeKalb Pike, Suite 2063
King of Prussia, PA 19406
http://www.kingofprussia.com/comicsandmore/

Lancaster

The Comic Store

Mike Hawthorne – Artist on Conan: Road of Kings and Fear Agent. Mike will be on hand from 11:00AM to 1:00PM to sign for fans.

Jeff McComsey – Artist and creator of FUBAR. Jeff will be on hand from 10:00AM to 1:00PM to sign for fans.

The Comic Store

28 McGovern Ave.
Lancaster, PA  17602

Levittown

Wade�s Comic Madness

Joe Brusha – Writer on Grimm Fairy Tales and Neverland. Joe will be on hand from 4:00PM to 6:00PM to sign for fans.

Ralph Tedesco – Writer on Salem’s Daughter and Return to Wonderland. Ralph will be on hand from 4:00PM to 6:00PM to sign for fans.

Anthony Spay – Pencils and illustrations on Top 10 Deadliest Sharks, Monster Hunters Survival Guide and Grimm Fairy Tales. Anthony will be on handfrom 4:00PM to 6:00PM to sign for fans.

David Seidman – Illustrator on Charmed and Se7en. David will be on handfrom 4:00PM to 6:00PM to sign for fans.

J.P. Russ – Writer on Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide. J.P. will be on hand from from 4:00PM to 6:00PM to sign for fans.

Special guest Bigfoot from Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide.

Wade’s Comic Madness
8750 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19054
http://www.comicmadness.com/

Mechanicsburg

Comix Connection

Kevin Graham – Professional illustrator who has done artwork for Topps (Lord of the Rings, Heroes, Halo, Star Wars, Terminator, Indiana Jones, etc.), Breygent (Woodstock Generation, Dexter, Marilyn Monroe, Wizard of Oz, classic sci-fi and horror posters and more), Inkworks, Upper Deck and more! Kevin will be on hand to sign for fans.

Andrew Griffith – Artist for IDW on their Transformers comics. Andrew will be on hand to sign for fans.

GARRISON CARIDA (Vader’s Fist) of the 501st Legion will be making a return visit to Comix Connection – Mechanicsburg from 10AM until 2PM!  Come meet various professional-grade costume characters from the Star Wars movies and get your pictures taken with some of the galaxy’s finest!  And don’t forget to bring unused toy donations (Star Wars preferred) to help the Garrison with their children’s charity work.

Comix Connection
6200 Carlisle Pike, Suite C
1800 Loucks Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
717-591-2727
blog.comixconnection.com

Scranton

Comics on the Green

Tom Derenick – DC Comics’ artist on Justice League, Justice Society, and Green Lantern movie merchandise. Tom will be appearing from 11:00AM to 4:00PM, signing autographs, doing sketches, talking to fans about upcoming projects.

Scott Beatty – Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics’ writer on Last Phantom, Sherlock Holmes Year One, Buck Rogers, Gotham Knights, and Robin Year One. Scott will be signing autographs from 11:00AM to 4:00PM.

Comics on the Green
307 N. Washington Ave.
Scranton, PA 18503
570-342-5960
www.comicsonthegreen.com

Sewickley

Big Bang Comics and Collectibles

Patrick Olliffe – Artist on Untold Tales of Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, and New Excalibur. Patrick will be on hand from 1:00PM to 4:00PM to sign for fans.

Costumed Appearnces – Members of the Star Wars Madalorian Mercs.

Big Bang Comics and Collectibles
437 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
412-259-8742
http://www.bigbangcomicsandcollectibles.com
bigbangcomicsandcollectibles@gmail.com

Williamsport

America’s Most Wanted Collectibles

Mark McKenna – Artist on Exiles, Aquaman, and Spider-man. Mark will be on hand to sign for fans.

Dawn Best – Artist on Archie Comics’ Sonic the Hedgehog. Dawn will be on hand to sign for fans.

America’s Most Wanted Collectibles
735 Washington Blvd.
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-327-1486
amwc75@hotmail.com
www.americasmostwantedcollestibles.com

York

Comix Connection

John Kovaleski – Artist who has done work for MAD magazine and also produces the hilarious cartoon strip Bo Nanas. John will be on hand to sign for fans.

Brad Samuelson – Artist and writer of the strip As the Grass Grows. Brad will be on hand to sign for fans.

Comix Connection
West Manchester Mall
1800 Loucks Road
PO Box 8020
York, PA 17404
717-767-4871
blog.comixconnection.com

South Carolina

Anderson

Planet Comics

Travis Bannister – Independent cartoonist and illustrator. Travis will be on hand to sign for fans.

Ray Jones – Local comic artist and movie make-up effects artist whose work is on display at the shop and can be seen in the Troma film Wiseguys vs Zombies. Ray will be on hand to sign for fans.

Adam Minarovich – American actor, screenwriter and film director known for his recurring role as Ed in the American television series, The Walking Dead. Adam will be on hand to sign for fans.

Travis Tutterow and AJ Simpson – Creators of the comic book, Hel Aferra. Travis and AJ will be on hand to sign for fans.

Bo McCoy from The Electric City Nerds Podcast Network and Ghostbuster Cosplayers will also be attending.

Planet Comics
2704 N. Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621
864-261-3578
planetcomics@gmail.com
www.planetcomics.net

Greenville

Richard’s Comics & Collectables

John Aston – Independent creator of Rachel Rage. John will be on hand to sign for fans.

J. Chris Campbell – Local indy creator of Zig Zag: Mish Mash whose work has appeared in the EATS and Wide Awake 666 anthologies. J. Chris will be on hand to sign for fans.

Derek and Nikki Davis – Creators of the web comic T.E.A. The Ered Adventures. Derek and Nikki will be on hand to sign for fans.

Bradd Parton – Creator of Alpha Sketch Cards. Bradd will be on hand to sign for fans.

Tracy Yardley – Artist on Sonic the Hedgehog. Tracy will be on hand to sign for fans.

Chrissie Zullo – Cover artist on the Cinderella mini-series. Chrissie will be on hand to sign for fans.

Gina Biggs – Creator of Red String and Erstwhile. Gina will be on hand to sign for fans.

Rob Venditti – Writer on Surrogates, the comic adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, and Homeland Directive. Rob will be on hand to sign for fans.

James Lucas – Local author of Vampires in Pimptown and The Undead Wedding. James will be on hand to sign for fans.

James Cogdill – Local author of Project 19 and Heart of Steel. James will be on hand to sign for fans.

Also featuring costumed appearances of Darth Vader, Batman and more!

Richard’s Comics & Collectables
1214A Laurens Road
Greenville SC 29607
1-864-271-1104
www.richards-collectables.com
ramorgan@ix.netcom.com

West Columbia

Scratch n Spin

Comic creators from 803 Studios signing from 10:00AM t0 2:00PM!

Steven Prouse – Writer on 12 Guage Comic’s The Ride: Savannah Heat.

RC LeHeup – Writer of the autobiograhpical comic Live or Don’t.

Mike Sudduth – Artist/iilustrator.

Dre and Sammy Lopez – Artists. Dre pencilled the story “American Empire” in 803: Volume 1. Sammy pecilled “Hero House” in 803: Volume 3.

Other Events:
*Costume contest and trivia 12:30PM to 1:00PM.
*50% off new comics for fans who join the subscription service.

Character Appearances: Captain America, Shrek, Angel from the X-Men and the Carolina Ghostbusters.

Scratch n Spin
513 12th Street
West Columbia SC 29169
803-794-8888

Tennesee

Cookeville

Mountain Top Comics & Collectibles

Several local artists will be handing out their mini-comics and doing free sketches.

Mountain Top Comics & Collectibles
1683 S. Jefferson Ave. Suite E
Cookeville, TN 38506
931-528-8435

Tennessee

Chattanooga

Chattanooga Downtown Public Library

Library Auditorium from 2:30PM to 4:30PM.

Dan Jolley – Author of the Alex unlimited young adult novel series, and writer on such comics as Bloodhound, JSA: The Unholy Three, and his limited series Obergeist, which Wizard Magazine voted Best Horror Comic of 2001. Dan will be on hand to sign for fans.

Mark Ritch – Artist and creator of the underground comic Skabs. Mark will be on hand to sign for fans.

Other Feautured Events:
Afternoon Adventure Club Comic Book Theme!
Watch the documentary The Cartoonist about Bone creator Jeff Smith.
Art tables.
Costumes welcome!
Lots of books on all your favorite comic book heroes/heroines and artists!

Chattanooga Downtown Public Library
1001 Broad Street
Chattanooga TN 37402

Nashville

Rick’s Comic City

Gary Friedrich – Writer on Monster of Frankenstein, the Silver Age Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos, and co-creator of Ghost Rider. Gary will be on hand to sign for fans.

Sam Payne – Artist on Malibu’s The Adventures of Chrissie Claus, Judgment Day and The Strangers. Sam will be on hand to sign for fans.

Eric Young – TNA wrestler. Eric will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jacob Rougemont – Official Marvel Handbooks writer. Jacob will be on hand to sign for fans.

Plus: Cosplayers for Supergirl and more!

Rick’s Comic City
2710 Old Lebanon Road Suite 3
Nashville TN 37214
615-883-7890
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Texas

Abilene

Premiere Comics LLC

Chris Summers – Colorist on GI Joe, Nightwing and Perhapanauts. James will be on hand to sign for fans.

Character Appearances: Star Wars 501st members from the West Texas Squad of the Star Garrison and Star Trek Members from the USS Diamondback, Starfleet.

Premiere Comics LLC
3458 Catclaw Drive
Abilene, Texas 79606
325-698-0123
premierecomics@sbcglobal.net
www.premierecomics.com

Austin

Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy

Joe Harris – Acclaimed writer of numerous comics, graphic novels and movies mixing horror with tales of super-heroes and the supernatural, including Ghost Projekt and Nightmare Factory. He has also been featured in mini-series such as BPRD: There’s Something Under My Bed and Creepy Comics.

Brett Wedele – Eisner nominated painter and comic book artist. His recent projects include the movie tie-ins Southland Tales: The Prequel Saga and SE7EN: Wrath. He is also the co-creator of the original graphic novel for Top Shelf, The Surrogates, now a major motion picture from Touchtone Films starring Bruce Willis.

Bill Williams – Local comic writer of such books as Angel, Spike and JSA will be signing copies of his brand new comic, Richie Rich! Richie Rich #0 is free and copies of Richie Rich #1 are on sale for Bill to sign.

Kristen Hogan – Local indie comic creator will be signing copies of her wildly popular indie comic, Dead Squirrel Girl and her newest venture, Hell’s Alphabet.

Brett and Joe will also be signing copies of their Free Comic Book, Spontaneous by Oni Press. All signings will be from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy
6111 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78757
512-454-2399 www.dlair.net
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Austin Books

Writer Chris Roberson of STARBORN, DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?: DUST TO DUST and ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST signing

Austin Books
5002 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78751
Event from 8AM to 7PM
http://www.austinbooks.com/pages/events.php

El Paso

Asylum Comics & Cards

Alex Riegel – Artist on Deepthroat. Alex will be on hand to sign for fans.

Oliver Lee Arce Artist on Iman: The Magnetic Boy and Infestacion: The Mythology. Oliver will be on hand to sign for fans.

Ray Ramos
– Writer on Infestacion: The Mythology. Ray will be on hand to sign for fans.Alex, Oliver and Ray currently work on Battery Acid, which appears in Heavy Metal Magazine!

656 Comics & Adversary Comix – Nominated for best alternative comic in the International Comic Festival Angouleme, France 2009. 656 will be premiering Ñañaras: Leyendas Urbanas de la Frontera Volume 2, an anthology of urban legends from the Cd. Juarez and El Paso borderland.

Asylum Comics & Cards
5360 N Mesa St # L12 El Paso, TX 79912
352-242-XMEN (9636)
http://facebook.com/656comics
http://656comics2.blogspot.com
http://656comics.deviantart.com Rebel’s Comics

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is Saturday May 7th, ALL day!

The Artists of Urban Myth Studios – Creators of indie comics such as Kause of Death, Robin Hood Steampunk and Red Bratva.

Joey Lee Cabral – Inker and artist on Kause of Death.

Erick Osuna Cabral – Writer on Kause of Death, Red Bratva and Robin Hood Steampunk.

Daniel Pez Lopez – Pencils on Robin Hood Steampunk and Red Bratva.

Door prizes, heroclix tournaments and more TBA!

Rebel’s Comics
10781 Pebble Hills Suite B
El Paso, Texas 79935
915-594-2977

Richardson

Comic Asylum

Michael Lark – Artist on Daredevil, Captain America, and Gotham Central. Michael will be on hand to sign for fans.

Comic Asylum
905 N. Jupiter Rd. #170
Richardson, TX 75081
972-231-8939
sales@comicasylum.com
www.comicasylum.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Comic-Asylum/188849414483215

Utah

Murray

Night-Flight Comics

All signings from 2:30PM to 6:00PM.

AJ Bell and CK Edwards – Creators of Pocket Hole.

Brady Canfield – Creator of Wombat Rue.

Derek Hunter – Creator of Pirate Club and Derek Hunter is a F**k.

Quinn Johnson – Co-creator of Elders of the Runestone and co-writer of the Megamind comic.

Tim Odland
– Creator of Curse of the Raven.

Ryan Ottley – Artist of Invincible, Haunt, and Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark.

Bill Galvan – Artist for Archie Comics.

Other Events: Free use rock-climbing wall available!

Night-Flight Comics
6222 South State Street
Murray, Utah

Provo

Dragon’s Keep

Jess Smart Smiley – Artist and writer on Upside Down: A Vampire Tale, which will also be featured in this year’s FCBD Top Shelf Kid’s Club free comic! Jess will be on hand to sign for fans.

Travis Walton – Artist on Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and Superman. Travis will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jake Parker – Creator of Missile Mouse. Jake will be on hand to sign for fans.

JJ Harrison – Co-owner of BamPop!, a creative store of art and other supplies for kids.

Nathan Tingen – Artist and colorist. Nathan will be on hand to sign for fans.

Dragon’s Keep
260 N. University Ave
Provo, Utah 84601
801-373-3482
www.dragonskeep.com

Salt Lake City

Dr. Volts offering up to 50 percent off everything and artist Kat Martin signing comics from 1 to 4 pm

Dr. Volts,
2043 E. 3300 South,
SLC, 801-485-6114.

Washington

Puyallup

Comic Evolution

Ben Templesmith – Artist on 30 Days of Night, Choker, and Wormwood. Ben will be on hand to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.

Mark Rahner – Writer on Rotten, Galveston, and Cthulhu Tales. Mark will be on hand to sign for fans.

Steve Frank – Writer and editor on Zombies vs. Cheerleaders. Steve will be on hand to sign for fans.

Comic Evolution
206 S. Meridian
Puyallup WA 98371
253-770-6464
www.comic-evolution.com

Wisconson

Appleton

Chimera Hobby Shop Appleton

John Jackson Miller – Local author of New York Times Best-Selling novel Star Wars: Knight Errant and current writer of Star Wars: Knight Errant and Mass Effect comic books; current publisher and editor of The Comics Chronicles website (www.comichron.com); former author of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Iron Man, and Crimson Dynamo comic books; former editor of Standard Catalog of Comic BooksComics Buyer’s Guide, Comics and Games Retailer, and Scrye: The Guide to Collectible Card Games. John will be at the Appleton shop for signing from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, and again from 3:00PM to 6:00PM.

Chimera Hobby Shop, Inc.
808 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Appleton, WI 54914
920-735-1201
www.chimerahobby.com
http://chimerahobby.blogspot.com

Oshkosh

House of Heroes

1)The public debut of BrokenHill’s  Dr Doom mask
2) Robb Mommearts – cover artist for the Shrek comic book
3) Brian Defferding- writer and artist of “School:A Ghost Story”
4)  Eric Polnow- Custom pez and horror art
5)  “Make Your Own Button” table care of the Humane Society
6) Appearances from the 501st Legion
7)  Sonia Funnel- artist of “Timmy the Goat”
House of Heroes
407 N. Main St.
Oshkosh, Wi 54901

INTERNATIONAL

Alberta

Calgary

Another Dimension

Fiona Staples – Eisner Award nominated artist of North 40, as well as Mystery Society, Jonah Hex and many more. Fiona will be on hand to sign for fans.

Riley Rossmo – Artist and co-creator of Proof, Cowboy Ninja Viking and Green Wake. Riley will be on hand to sign for fans.

Scott Kowalchuk – Artist and co-creator of The Intrepids. Scott will be on hand to sign for fans.

Another Dimension
424 B – 10th Street NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1V9
403-283-7078
comics@another-dimension.com
www.another-dimension.com
Twitter: ADComics
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Another-Dimension-Comics/180997045270673?ref=ts

Ontario

Brampton

Stadium Comics

Leonard Kirk – Artist on several titles for Marvel and DC Comics, such as Detective Comics, New Mutants, Sigil, Spider-Man, JSA, and Supergirl. Leonard will be on hand to sign for fans.

Alex Milne – Artist on several Transformers titles for IDW, currently working on the Transformers ongoing series. Alex will be on hand to sign for fans.

Marcus To – Artist on DC Comics’ Red Robin, and Aspen Comics’ Soulfire and Fathom. Marcus will be on hand to sign for fans.

Marcio Takara – Artist on Boom Studios’ Incorruptible, Disney’s The Incredibles, and Dynamo 5 for Image Comics. Marcio will be on hand to sign for fans.

Valentine DeLandro – Artist on several Marvel Comics titles such as X-Factor, Fantastic Four, and Spider-Man. Valentine has also worked on G.I. Joe. Valentine will be on hand to sign for fans.

“Fearless” Fred Kennedy – Radio host on Edge 102.1, host of Teletoon at Night, and writer of Teuton, Helos, and Mike Gorbsmith.  “Fearless” Fred will be on hand to sign for fans.

Adam Gorham – Artist on Teuton and The Vampire Conspiracy. Adam will be on hand to sign for fans.

Vince Sunico – Independent artist from Spent Pencils Studio. Vince will be on hand to sign for fans.

George Todorovski – Artist/writer on The Bear Stories, Heavy Metal Magazine, and Quantum Flux. George will be on hand to sign for fans.

Chris Hatzopolus – Artist/writer on The Bear Stories. Chris will be on hand to sign for fans.

Stadium Comics
Shoppers World Mall
499 Main Street South, Unit 104
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1N7
905-451-3751
www.sidekickcomics.ca

Hamilton

Big B Comics

Ricard Comely – Creator of Captain Canuck. Richard will be on hand to sign for fans.

Big B Comics
2008 Joe Shuster Award Winner for Best Canadian Comic Store!
1045 Upper James St. Hamilton, ON  L9C 3A6
p: 905-318-9636; f: 905-318-9055
www.bigbcomics.com

Kitchener

Lookin for Heroes

Mel Taylor – Writer on Caliber Presents, Negative Burn and Growing Up With Comics. Mel will be on hand from 11:00AM until 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Richard Zajac – Artist on G.I. Joe, Action Comics and Flash. Richard will be on hand from 11:00AM until 3:00PM to sign for fans.

Costumed Appearances – A member of the 501st legion dressed in full Stormtrooper gear available for picture taking from noon until 3:00PM.

Lookin for Heroes
93 Ontario St. S.
Kitchener Ontario Canada n2g1x5
519-570-0873
www.lookinforheroes.com

London

In that spirit of cooperation, comic shops in London created Comic Shop Crossover to make a unique day of it, by producing a passport that needs to be stamped at each store for a chance to win great prizes donated by the stores.

New into the mix are the public libraries. More and more libraries are carrying graphic novels for their art, unique take on literature, and for promoting literacy among youth. We are happy to announce that the London Public Library Central Branch is joining the 5 stores, L.A. Mood, Heroes, Comic Book Collector, Neo Tokyo, and Worlds Away, as another stop on the Comic Shop Crossover! The library is happy to be hosting London’s first official Free Comic Book Day costume contest! Open to all ages, the contest begins at 2:30 PM, participants need to register before 2:15 PM. Prizes will be awarded in various age categories.

Mississauga

Image Collections

Once again, Image Collections will host its Famous Traditional Free Comic Book Day Parking Lot Celebration of sequential art with Cos-Play, Comic, Art, and Writing Workshops, Debates, Discussions, Showcases, Jams, and many other Comic-Related Interactive Activities all day long!

For Pictures, Times, Character Appearances, Details, SALES and SPECIALS, see Website…Special Guests Include:

Richard Comely – Joe Shuster Canadian Hall of Famer, Legendary Canadian Writer/Artis/Producer/Designer, and Creator of Captain Canuck, Canada’s most successful and famous homegrown superhero series. Richard’s work has been featured in public art galleries, text books, exhibitions, and is a part of Canada’s National Archives. Richard and his creation’s extensive and diverse decades-long media attention has included CBC, CTV, Maxim, a cover story in Time, The Los Angeles Times, and the Toronto Star, among most other major Canadian newspapers. Other works include Star Rider and the Peace Machine and the Captain Canuck syndicated newspaper strip. http://www.captaincanuck.com

Michèle Laframboise – Writer/artist, The Jules-Verne, The 8th Register. A multi-award-winning bilingual creator, the 2010 Solaris Prize Winner, 2010 Aurora Finalist, 2009 Governor General Literary Award Finalist for Children’s Literature plus more. A science-fiction lover since childhood, Michèle juggles her time between drawing comics, writing SF novels, and her family. http://www.michele-laframboise.com/en/MicheleEnglish.htm

Daniel ‘Oshouki’ Wong – Artist on Celtic Shaman. His work includes Dead Men and Poodle Skirts, and various material for Canada’s McHozer Comics. Daniel’s an electrical engineer turned professional artist, pursuing his first love: the rush of artistic creation. His work ranges from comic book pencils and inks to freelance illustration, from fan art to pin-ups, and from web programming to web design. http://www.celticshaman.ca

Chris McQuaid – Writer on Celtic Shaman. With his signature purposeful pacing, Chris has been writing and publishing comics since 2007. Like Daniel above, he is a fellow survivor of our 24Hour Comic Book Day. Chris is currently working on the self published Celtic Shaman comic as well as the upcoming Dead Souls mini-series for 215ink Publishing. http://www.celticshaman.ca

Vishal Murthy – University Of Guelph Editorial Cartoonist is an and up and coming artist whose work ranges from editorial comics and cartoons to doggy portraits, as he is an aspiring veterinarian. He will be offering free cartoon sketches and will be taking commissions, and would love it if you dropped by to say hi! http://www.thesleeperawakes.deviantart.com

Jason Roussel – Artist on Let There Be Rob‘for the Chase Stone comic published by McHozer Comics. In 2010 he entered the wonderful world of sketch cards, his specialty. Has worked on 3 sets for Sadlittles.com and one set for Breygent Marketing. Jason is currently contributing to an anthology book called One and doing even more sketch card work. http://jasonroussel.deviantart.com/

Christopher Yao – Artist. Yaoza Graphics Studios, Tights and Fights: Ashes The Comic. Chris’s artwork has been seen in Mr. Comics’ comic Sensei Fu and the Marital Arts Masters and his self-published Fauntkin: Journey to the Electric Horizon. In addition to comic book art, he produces portraits, murals and graphic design. Chris studied under modern comic masters like Leonard Kirk and Ty Templeton. http://www.yaozagraphics.com

Mark Bertolini – The Mississauga writer-creator of the just released eclectic 215 Ink title Breakneck, a fast-paced romp through the life of a D-list supervillain, which has recently gained some Hollywood attention. His other work includes the sci-fi/noir title Ghost Lines from Creator’s Edge Press, and the forthcoming apocalyptic comic Long Gone through Markosia Entertainment. http://www.215ink.com

Eric Somerville – From MyWallComics. On-site demonstrating his exciting new way to display your collection, and answering any and all questions on how you can create your own statement with MyWallComics. MywallComics is the only product of its kind in the world and hopes to support and work with creators throughout the comic community. http://www.mywallcomics.com

Activities begin at 8:00AM. Store Opens at 9:30AM, FREE COMICS begin at 10:30. MARVEL HOUR at 1:00PM. DC POWER HOUR at 2:00PM. IMAGE SPOTLIGHTS at 3:00PM. WALKING DEAD-HEADs Meet at 4:00PM. Lots more ALL-AGES FUN also, so check our Free Comic Book Day 2011 PAGE on our website: http://www.imagecollections.ca/fcbd

Image Collections
181A Queen Street
Mississauga, Ontario
905-542-8307
http://www.imagecollections.ca
Aprox. @ Hwy 401west & Mississauga Roa
Image Collections on Facebook

Oakville

The Comic Connection

Mike Rooth – Local comic artist. Mike will be on hand from 11:00AM to 4:00PM to sign for fans.

The Comic Connection
146 Kerr Street
Oakville Ontario, Canada
905 338-2209
comicconnection_ca@hotmail.com
http://www.comicconnectionoakville.com

Toronto

Paradise Comics

Ty Templeton – Currently writing Moonstone’s Northern Guard comic book, working for Bongo, DC, Marvel and others, as well as teaching at the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop .

Emily Ragozino – Known for her Dork Girl trilogy exploring the minds of female outcasts and currently working on her own web comic series Tom Boy Tara.

Ken Wheaton – Artist whose comic book projects include Radioactive Man, Futurama, Popeye Picnic #1 and Mister Magoo.

Liana K – Called “Canada’s Ultimate Fangirl” by the Edmonton Journal and a prominent voice in the world of all things geeky. She was the “Red” half of Ed and Red’s Night Party!, Canada’s longest running comedy series; she co-hosts a talk radio show on Toronto’s CFRB and writes feature articles for www.gamingexcellence.com. She is also an avid cosplayer.

John D. Kartigan – AKA Kartigan, aka DK, aka CLöWNBäBÿ, a freelance artist from Toronto. Aside from custom painting guitars and skateboards, he is the featured artist illustrating HardWear. He current attends the Ontario College of Art and Design while still contributing to UysFaber. While he currently only handles artistic duties, he soon plans to take on other challenges such as inking, lettering, and writing.

David Ross – Graduated from the Animation Programme at Sheridan College, Canada. Ross has enjoyed working in storyboarding, character design, composition and layout in animation as well as storyboarding for live action film. His dynamic projects for Marvel and DC Comics include: Spiderman, Batgirl, Catwoman, Captain America, Birds of Prey, and Star Wars: Dark Times. Currently, Ross illustrates a special Iron Man series for Marvel, a Star Wars project for Dark Horse Comics/George Lucas. He also teaches figure drawing and sequential arts and produces commissions for international collectors/clients.

Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
416 487 9807
www.paradisecomics.com Silver Snail Comics

Kalman Andrasofszkyd – Got his start doing illustration for roleplaying games.In 2003 Kalman co-created and illustrated the series iCandy for DC. From there he has produced art and covers for such titles as Spider-Man, Action Comics, X-Men, Captain America, Dazzler, NYX, Tomb of Dracula, Checkmate, and G.I. Joe. He’s currently the regular cover artist on X-23 for Marvel. He also designed Silver Snail’s latest anniversary poster which will be available for free at our store. www.iamkalman.com

Marvin Law – Marvin is a successful illustrator/designer working on projects ranging from Image Comics (Pact #2), Tokyopop (pin up in Blank Vol. 1), Beach Studios (pin up in Storm Hawks #1) to designing the CAPMA Promo! Awards and various other projects, for companies such as, Hasbro Toys, Spatialview and IRN Films. http://marvin000.deviantart.com/gallery/ He’s currently working on the webcomic SLAM. http://slamcomic.squarespace.com/

Kill Shakespeare Crew – The guys behind the successful ongoing IDW comic series Kill Shakespeare! http://www.killshakespeare.com

Khan Nguyen – From Spent Pencils Studio. Recently graduated from MTM Animation School for Graphic Novels and Sequential Art and has a BA in Fine Arts from Fanshawe College. http://www.spentpencils.com

Arnold Trinidad – From Spent Pencils Studio. Attended Sheridan College for the Animation program and now working on own comic book Kid Rumble. http://www.spentpencils.com

More artists to be announced. Check Silver Snail’s website for updates. https://www.silversnail.com/shop/index.html

It is also Silver Snail’s 35th Anniversary!  Contests, in-store sales, costumed staff, and the 501st Legion will be dressed up in Star Wars uniforms.

Silver Snail Comics
367 Queen St. West
Toronto, Ontario
416-593-0889
www.silversnail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SilverSnailTO
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118255858254629

Phillipines

Manila

Comic Odyssey Comic Odyssey has 3 locations. Please call the stores for information on which creators will appear at which stores.
Carlo Pagulayan – Agents of Atlas, Hulk, Emma Frost and Elektra. Carlo will be on hand to sign for fans.

Ed TadeoSigil, X-men, Wolverine and Iron Man. Ed will be on hand to sign for fans.

Gerry AlanguilanElmer, Ultimate Avengers, Wolverine and X-Force. Gerry will be on hand to sign for fans.

Harvey TolibaoPsylocke, Silver Surfer and Heroes for Hire. Harvey will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jay AnacletoThor, Aria, Spawn, and Marvel’s Eye of the Camera. Jay will be on hand to sign for fans.

Kajo BaldisimoTrese and Star Wars. Kajo will be on hand to sign for fans.

Leinil YuSecret Invasion, Ultimate Avengers, X-men, Wolverine and Superman. Leinil will be on hand to sign for fans.

Lui AntonioTerminator, Savage Tales and Warlord of Mars. Lui will be on hand to sign for fans.

Mico SuayanMoon Knight, X-men, Thor and Werewolf By Night. Mico will be on hand to sign for fans.

Philip Tan Green Lantern, Outsiders, Spawn and X-men. Philip will be on hand to sign for fans.

Stephen SegoviaSilver Surfer, Ultimate Avengers and Wolverine. Stephen will be on hand to sign for fans.

Ariel Atienza – Local artist (Class, West Side). Ariel will be on hand to sign for fans.

Gio Paredes – Local artist (Kalayaan). Gio will be on hand to sign for fans.

Freely Abrigo – Local artist (Kapitan Tog, Kulas). Freely will be on hand to sign for fans.

Ian Olympia – Local artist (Ambition). Ian will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jon Zamar – Local artist (Digmaang Salinlahi). Jon will be on hand to sign for fans.

Josel Nicolas – Local artist (Windmills: Breakdowns). Josel will be on hand to sign for fans.

Lyndon Gregorio – Local artist (Beerkada). Lyndon will be on hand to sign for fans.

Macoy – Local artist (Taal Monster vs Evil Space Paru-paro). Macoy will be on hand to sign for fans.

Mel Casipit – Local artist (Baboy 1 and 2). Mel will be on hand to sign for fans.

Norby Ela – Local artist (Gutom). Norby will be on hand to sign for fans.

RH Quilantang – Local artist (Goodbye Rubbit). RH will be on hand to sign for fans.

Rommel Estanislao – Local artist (Lipad). Rommel will be on hand to sign for fans.

Sherry Baet Zamar – Local artist (Carpool). Sherry will be on hand to sign for fans.

Tepai Pascual – Local artist (Maktan 1521). Tepai will be on hand to sign for fans.

Comic Odyssey – Manila
Space 068, Level III, Pedro Gil Wing
Robinson’s Place Manila
M. Adriatico Street
Ermita, Manila
Philippines
632-536-8070

Comic Odyssey – Ortigas/Quezon City
Level III, Expansion Mall
Robinson’s Galleria
Edsa, corner Ortigas
Quezon City
Philippines
632-914-0040

Comic Odyssey – Eastwood/Libis
2nd FLOOR, SPACE 125
CYBER & FASHION MALL
Eastwood City Cyberpark
Quezon City
Philippines
632-706-30340

Saskatchewan, Canada

Saskatoon

8th Street Books and Comics

Tom Grummett – Artist on The New Titans, The Adventures of Superman and Power Company. Tom will be signing and sketching from 1:00PM until 5:00PM.

8th Street Books and Comics
The corner of 8th And Clarence in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
http://www.8thcomics.com/

Singapore

GnB Comics

Gary Erskine – Artist on Knights of Pendragon, Warheads, Judge Dredd and more. He will be on hand to sign for fans.

GnB Comics
Blk 1 Rochor Center #02-500
Singapore 180001
+65 68372280
www.comic.com.sg

South Australia

Adelaide

Pulp Fiction Comics

Dan McGuinness – Creator of Pilot and Huxley. Dan will be on hand throughout the day, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, to sign for fans.

Pulp Fiction Comics
34a King William St
Adelaide
South Australia 5000
+61 8 8231 3433
www.pulpfictioncomics.com

One word of warning – there has been some allocation of the Green Lantern HeroClix giveway figures to stores as the print run had to be finalised before orders arrived.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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