We’ve been looking at a couple of amazing Free Comic Book Days in London, but now it’s time to stretch further afield. This year The Comic Bug of Manhattan Beach and Culver City, California is stretching its Free Comic Book Day into three locations.
The Culver City Teen Center next door to their Culver store will see The Con Man creator/star Alan Tudyk, PJ Haarsma and Shannon Eric Denton signing free copies of the Spectrum #0 FCBD edition from 11 am to noon.
Shannon Lee, daughter of the late Bruce Lee, will be signing copies of Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises FCBD edition with writer Jeff Kline.
Siya Oum will be signing copies of the Comic Bug’s exclusive cover for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1.
Also signing, sketching and talking will be Brandon Easton, Joshua Fialkov, Dan Wickline, Megan Hutchison, JT Krul, Barbara Kesel and many more.
Pixelbooth will have a cosplay/fantasy backdrop photo booth courtesy and Cuddli will have geek dating stuff. Power Ranger photo ops courtesy of Power Morphicon and a chance to meet and join the two creator groups currently running at The Comic Bug, The Sketchy Bugs and The Lady Bugs.
I emphasise that this is just the first of their three events,
The second and third, at the Manhattan Beach stores for The Comic Bug and The Game Hub will have Scott Koblish drawing free Deadpool sketches, with Richard Starkings, DJ Kirkbride, Brian Haberlin, Andrew Robinson, Erika Alesancer, Tony Puryear and more.
A game of Sketch Fighter with comics artists and stand up comedians, with reulting pictures auctioned off for HERO Initiative.
There will be coverage for all three on That Hashtag Show, with food trucks, cosplayers, family games and- as well as the Siya Oam exclusive cover, they’ll have this Black Panther #1 exclusive cover by Mike McKone.
Here are there addresses…
The Comic Bug, 1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The Game Hub, 1809 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The Culver City Teen Center, 4153 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230