Sunday, November 03, 2019

Hey, look! Flying Colors Canvas Book Bags!























NEW! Flying Colors canvas book bags emblazoned with the symbol of Captain Four Color, sworn protector of comic books and all those who love them! Available now, exclusively at Flying Colors Comics!

Friday, November 01, 2019

"This looks like a job for..."

Accepting Resumés for Potential Staff Openings 


Flying Colors is accepting resumés for potential staff openings to augment our current awesome Flying Colors Retailing Brigade.We’re looking for someone (or someones) with professional presentation, a drive to succeed, a knack for learning quickly, and some knowledge about comics to be shared with readers of all ages and interests. 
Full-time and part-time positions are potentially available. Our open hours are 11AM-7PM (11-8 every Wednesday) and it’s necessary to be available for full day work shifts.

Interested?
Deliver your resume in person to Flying Colors. Include a cover letter with your resumé detailing your unique skills, why you believe you can be an asset to Flying Colors and why you want to be considered for a position here. Include your hours of availability for each day either on the resume or in your cover letter. Please note: those interviewed will be required to take a short writing and math test.

Please note:
* If you have previously dropped off a resume, please do so again

* Emailed and mailed resumes will not be considered.  Bring your resumé to Flying Colors Comics during our regular open hours of 11am-7pm.

* Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff is recognized as one of the leading comic shops in the world. A special set of skills and personal presentation is necessary to win this staff position.

After a successful probationary training period, benefits can include medical insurance, staff discounts, inclusion in our Simplified Employee Pension (IRA) program… and maybe even a place in Comics History!   





Thursday, October 17, 2019

31st Anniversary Specials!

Our 31st anniversary specials continue through Wed Oct 23.

Buy any graphic novel of $12.99 or more and get a FREE Baskin Robbins ice cream cone!

Try a “different flavor!” from cool publishers like Image, First Second Books, Dark Horse Comics, Fantagraphics Books, & more!
This offer does NOT include Marvel or DC.
Limit One per person.


* Save a few bucks by prepaying for Gene Luen Yang's Superman Smashes the Klan 3-issue series, now through 10/23/19.
Reg $24, w/ this deal just $19.99.

We've Got
Your Cool Stuff
Right Here in Flying Colors...
and right next door at Baskin Robbins, too!



Monday, October 14, 2019

Cool Deals for Our 31st Anniversary

Be here Wednesday October 16 at 5PM for our signing event with Gene Yang for the release of his new DC Comics' miniseries SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN!

We're also celebrating our 31st Anniversary of serving you the best in Comics & Other Cool Stuff here at Flying Colors! 

With that, we have a couple of cool deals, one in conjunction with our next door neighbors at Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors. These are for a limited time only, so get in here soon!

Info here:
https://conta.cc/2BekD4p

Monday, October 07, 2019

Wed Oct 16: Gene Luen Yang at Flying Colors!

Award winning writer/cartoonist Gene Luen Yang returns to Flying Colors to debut Superman Smashed the Klan.

The background:
Throughout the summer of 1946, on the Adventures of Superman radio show, the Man of Steel dealt with the Clan of the Fiery Cross, with the fictional bigots standing in for the real-world Ku Klux Klan.

Debuting October 16, 2019, Superman is going to return to the fight with Superman Smashes the Klan, a three-part serial by American Born Chinese author and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Gene Luen Yang adapting and updating the famous radio storyline for a contemporary comic book audience.

READ MORE HERE

Flying Colors Facebook Event Page


Watch Gene Luen Yang's TED Talk




Saturday, October 05, 2019

Watch this! Jack Katz in conversation with Liam Sharp and FlyCoJoe

A very cool part of FlyCo Mini Indie-Con 2019 was having Jack Katz as our Special Guest.

Jack's first comics' work was published in 1943... meaning he's been at this comics' thing for more than 75 years! Along with that experience comes a healthy dose of wisdom and pointed opinions.

In the first part of this wide-ranging interview,  Jack Katz talks with artist Liam Sharp and FlyCoJoe about the interior life of being an artist. He shares advice for aspiring cartoonists, including this poignant gem: ""Honor the creative tide within you."




In the final part of our talk with Jack Katz, he tells a few stories of some of the great artists he has worked with over the last 75 years. Alex Raymond, Hal Foster, Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Stan Lee...
Watch this!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Wed Sep 25 is National Comic Book Day























Like it says above, National Comic Book Day is a pseudo-holiday. It's been on some calendars for more more than 40 years, but not many know what it is or whether anyone needs to care about it.

Back in 2017, I posted a thread on Twitter about National Comic Book Day. You can read that thread HERE!
In 2019, National Comic Book Day also falls on our weekly New Comic Book Day (#NCBD).
Isn't a great invitation to visit Flying Colors? 
In addition to dozens of new comics being released Wed Sep 25, Flying Colors will have something else new. Join us for this little surprise.

Monday, September 02, 2019

Sat Sept 7: FlyCo Mini Indie-Con!


Flying Colors hosts the 5th annual FlyCo Mini Indie-Con Saturday September 7 from 11AM-4PM.
Check out this fantastic guest list!

Jack Katz is a living legend of comics! His first comics work was in 1943 and he's worked for many of the big publishers in the Golden and Silver Ages of Comics. Since the 1980s, Jack has worked on his own graphic narratives, including the long-form First Kingdom and soon to be published "Beyond the Beyond."

Jack will be on hand from 2PM-4PM... then we invite you to stick around for a special interview with Jack Katz conducted by artist Liam Sharp hosted by FlyCoJoe.

From 11AM-4PM, we invite you to visit Flying Colors and check out the great work done by our local indie cartoonists.
* Jeff Bonivert (TMNT, Flying Colors Anniversary Specials, Fun Boys, Atomic Man)
* Sarah Leuver (Teen Titans GO!, DC Super-hero Girls, Red & Rover)
* Ben Ferrari (Pilot Studios)
* Robert Stewart (Afterburner: Tales of the Wicked & the Cool)
* Matt Harding (Pop Apocalypse, Madefire, Not Forgotten)
* Mel Smith (Rock n Roll Biographies, WildCard Ink)

Be sure to visit our Facebook event page for info about each of these cool cartoonists!















Thursday, August 29, 2019