Friday, April 24, 2015

Mark Your Calendars: Free Comic Book Day May 2nd

A week from tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day 2015!  Mark your calendars for May 2nd and don't forget to hit up your local comic book store or library for a free comic or two.

What is it?  And why is it that people give away free comics?  Watch this video to find out:

So basically, the movement is to introduce new comics and new series to established fans AND to introduce comics to people who haven't found a love for them yet or may not have found the comic for them yet.

It took a long time for me to find a comic that clicked with me.  A LONG TIME.  I was actually already blogging about books as an adult when someone from Titan Comics sent me a note to see if I would review a collection of Roman Dirge's LENORE.  I took the plunge (because dude, who doesn't love a cute little dead girl?) and have been a huge fangirl of his work ever since.  It was also a segway for me to check out THE WALKING DEAD and to start collecting some of my favorite classics in different languages when I travel.  So, someone sent me a free comic, and now I'm a fan.  I guess the method works!

My city's library system is having a TON of fun events to correlate with the day.  If you're in or around Mesa, Arizona, check these out:  (my fave is that James A. Owen will be at the closest branch to me!)

Free Comic Book Day comic books (one per person while supplies last): 
• Courtesy of Gotham City Comics at Main Library at 10 a.m.
• Courtesy of Samurai Comics and Mesa Comics at Dobson Ranch Library at 10 a.m.
• Courtesy of Mesa Comics at Red Mountain Library at 1 p.m.
• Courtesy of Mesa Comics at Mesa Express Library at 10 a.m.
Build-A-Lair Craft at Main Library from 10 a.m. to noon 
Superhero Cuffs for Kids Craft at Main Library from 11 a.m. to noon 
Superhero Fridge Magnets for Teens & Adults Craft at Main Library from 11 a.m. to noon. 
Superhero Costume Contest at Main Library from noon to 1 p.m. 
Create Your Own Comic Book Page at Dobson Ranch Library from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Comic Book Swaps: bring one to exchange for another someone else brought: 
• 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. at Dobson Ranch Library
• 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. at THINKspot at Red Mountain Library
• 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Main Library
Cosplay Photo Workshop at THINKspot at Red Mountain Library from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Put yourself as a superhero into a cool background! Registration is required online at or call (480) 644-3100.
Meet comic book artist and novelist James A. Owen all day at Main Library
“All Things Comics” talk with a pro from Mesa Comics at THINKspot at Red Mountain Library 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. 
Take a selfie with a Character Cut-Out at Dobson Ranch, Red Mountain or life-size Deadpool at Red Mountain Library. 
Match the Superhero to their Superstrength - all day at Mesa Express Library