Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Special Events coming soon to Flying Colors!

Make plans to attend the Special Events we have lined up for you!

Wednesday August 1 at 5PM: Seanan Mcguire's X-MEN debut signing!

Saturday September 1, 11AM-4PM: Our 4th Annual FlyCo Mini Indie-Con!



Saturday October 13: Mystery Event! Stay tuned for more info!


Saturday October 27: Halloween Comic-Fest at Flying Colors!

Saturday November 17: Local Comic Shop Day! An awesome kick-off to holiday sales with unique and exclusive items for comics fans!


Please connect with us on Facebook for the latest info.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Seanan Mcguire Comes Home to Flying Colors

X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #2 Writer Seanan McGuire Returns to Her Hometown Comics Shop










Hugo and Nebula Award Winning Author grew up on X-Men comics she found at Flying Colors when she was a young girl.
 


This is a signing event nearly 30 years in the making! Read the sweet story HERE!

For those on Twitter,  click HERE to how this all unfolded.

Be here on Wednesday August 1 at 5PM as we welcome Seanan back to Flying Colors and pick up a copy or two of  her first X-Men writing gig in X-Men Gold Annual.




Saturday, June 30, 2018

Flying Colors OPEN July 4th from 11AM-5PM

The comics wedding of the century happens Wednesday July 4th when Batman marries Catwoman in the pages of Batman #50. 

Be here at Flying Colors on July 4th at Noon when we cut the very special wedding cake for this momentous occasion. You gotta be here!

Also debuting on July 4th is the new Catwoman #1 by artist Joelle Jones. We know you're going to want to read this one right after Batman #50. 

And, hey, it wouldn't be the 4th of July without Captain America, right? Best selling writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and fan favorite artist Leinil Yu team up to bring you new adventures of the Star Spangled Avenger! 







Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Free Comic Book Day videos!

We hope you had a great time here on Free Comic Book Day at Flying Colors. Check out the fun videos here!

The Hulk was here! 


Captain America, Star-Lord and FlyCoJoe give a tour of Flying Colors FCBD party!


The Geek Speak Show at Flying Colors' FCBD Event!


Saturday, May 05, 2018

Contest! Draw Captain Four-Color!


Hey, artists! Get your pens and brushes ready!
Draw CAPTAIN FOUR-COLOR!
You could win a prize! Your art could be published!
Entry deadline is Sunday May 20.

Vote NOW! Vote HERE!

Read these Contest Rules carefully and fully:
1) Draw Captain Four Color! He's Flying Colors' official Super-hero mascot. He's known throughout the universe as the sworn protector of comic books and all those who love to read comics!
2) Bring your original Captain Four Color drawings to Flying Colors for contest submission, starting April 16, 2018. Entries will only be accepted in person in-store at Flying Colors.

3) Each contestant must completely fill out a contest registration form. Incomplete and incorrect entry forms will lead to disqualification from this contest.
4) The maximum size your drawing can be is 8.5" x 11" (can also be "landscape at 11" x 8.5"). Larger pieces will be disqualified from contest entry.

5) Contestants agree to have their original art displayed in-store at Flying Colors and on Flying Colors social media.

6) Limited to one original art entry per person, please!

7) Get creative! Your Captain Four Color contest entry can be a single image, it can be a joke panel or a multi-panel comic page with many characters. Feature Contra Costa area landmarks, like Mount Diablo! Feel free to use images of the Flying Colors' logo and store, too.
8) You may also use well-known copyrighted comic book characters in your original art, but you cannot use your own original characters. Entries with original characters will be disqualified.
9) Contest voting begins May 8, 2018 when entries will be displayed in-store and on Flying Colors social media. Voting will end on June 2, 2018.

10) Voting will occur both online and in-store. Each Facebook "like" will count as a single vote. Each in-store paper vote will count as two votes. One in-store vote per person per week is allowed during the contest.
11) Total number of prizes awarded will be determined by the number of contest entries received. Flying Colors will award at least one $100 Flying Colors Shopping Spree.
12) Flying Colors reserves the discretion to classify original art by the age of the artist.
13) In the event of a tie in the voting, tie-breaking votes will be done by Flying Colors staff.
14) Final judgments regarding entries, eligibility and prize-winning are at discretion of Flying Colors staff.

ALL entries will be considered for publication in an upcoming Flying Colors' "Captain Four-Color Capers" comic book!



Saturday, April 28, 2018

Free Comic Book Day 2018: You Gotta Be Here!


Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 5 at Flying Colors Comics!
• Thousands of FREE comics for readers of all ages & interests!
• Special guest artists:
From 11AM-3PM
   • Mick Gray (Superman, Batman & Robin)
   • Jeff Bonivert (TMNT, Fun Boys, Captain Four-Color)
Get your FREE copy of the exclusive Flying Colors Sketch Comic (while supply lasts)
From 3PM-6PM
   • John Hageman (Charley & Humphrey)!
   • Matt Harding (Pop Apocalypse) drawing sketches to benefit The Hero Initiative
• Get your FREE copy of Flying Colors' exclusive edition of DC Nation #0!
• Costumed characters!
• Kids Costume Contest!
• Cool deals!  
• Fun for everyone! Bring your family & friends!

Visit our Facebook event page!





 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Five Great Comics That Should Be Made Into Movies!

FlyCoJoe was interviewed by Jim Harrington, the music critic and pop culture writer for the San Jose Mercury News.

The task Jim gave Joe was to name Five Great Comics That Should be Made Into Movies.
Here's a link to the article:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/04/26/here-are-5-great-comic-books-that-should-be-made-into-movies/

And the video to go with the article:



Remember, the greatest ideas Hollywood has come from comics! isn't it time you visited Flying Colors to find out what the Next Big Thing in Hollywood is going to be?


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Announcing Flying Colors 2018 FCBD Sketch Comic!













Here's your first look at Flying Colors exclusive 2018 Sketch Comic. Get your copy ONLY during our Free Comic Book Day signing with artists Jeff Bonivert and Mick Gray on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 5 from 11AM-3PM.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

New Free Comic Book Day Guest Announcement!




Flying Colors is pleased to welcome artist
John Hageman Jr 
to our Free Comic Book Day festivities.

John brings professional-grade cartoon silliness to our event.

Big news here, especially for Bay Area kids of a certain vintage--- John is working on a revival of a Bay Area favorite for decades... Pat McCormick's Charley & Humphrey!!

The TV kids' show fave is returning, this time in comic books!

Be among the first to get a free taste of the soon to be released Charley & Humphrey comic book. John may just have more cool goodies for FCBD fans at Flying Colors!