Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Comics on Wednesday December 29

We've posted a list of all the New Arrivals hitting the shelves at Flying Colors on Wednesday December 29. Yup, that's right ... there is NO delay caused by the holidays this year. We'll have our shipment of Comics & Other Cool Stuff ready to rock when we open Wednesday at 11am.



To check out the list, hit this link!
Flying Colors Facebook Fan Brigade!


Flying Colors OPEN hours for this week:
Tuesday December 28 (Stan Lee's birthday!) until 7pm
Wednesday December 29 11am-8pm
Thursday December 30 11am-7pm
Friday December 31 11am-5pm
Saturday January 1, 2011 --- CLOSED for New Year's Day
Sunday January 2 11am-7pm

Hope to see you soon in Flying Colors!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas, One & All!


Flying Colors will be CLOSED on Saturday December 25 for Christmas. We will be open Sunday December 26 for our regular hours of 11am-7pm.

We will be having an After Christmas Two-Day Sale on Sunday December 26 and Monday December 27. For sneak peek at our After Christmas Sale, please hit this link!

From all of us here at Flying Colors, we send you our warmest wishes for a beautiful and peaceful holiday. 

Peace! 

Monday, December 20, 2010

New releases for Wednesday December 22, 2010

Over at the Flying Colors Facebook Fan Brigade Page, we post a list of all the New Releases each and every week. The New Releases list for Wednesday December 22 has just been posted.

If you are not yet signed up for our Flying Colors in-Frequent Flyer email bulletins, look to the left of this page where it says "News! Deals! Cool Stuff! Join the FlyCo Email Brigade!" and enter your email address. Flying Colors does NOT sell, rent or give away any email addresses!

The perfect fit! A Flying Colors Gift Card (starts at $15). It's the COOL card!

  


 







<---- Pres. Obama & Sarah Palin meet in Riverdale for a milkshake!  Can the Apocalypse be too far behind? 
Check out ARCHIE #616!  


Flying Colors is OPEN 11am-7pm every day of the week.
We will be OPEN Friday December 24th, Christmas Eve, from 11am-6pm. We will be closed on Christmas Day.


DC Super-Hero Plushies are now in stock----
and they make great Stocking Stuffers!





 



BATMAN perches atop your computer monitor! 
Now in stock, these cool figures are another cool
gift add-on! --->


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

New for Wed Dec 8

Check out all the new and cool stuff at Flying Colors for Wednesday December 8 by clicking the link HERE!

The link will take you to Flying Colors Facebook Fan Page where over 500 members of the Flying Colors Fan Brigade meet.

One of the BIG releases of this week is FABLES issue #100. The cover is shown here. It is an amazing anniversary issue with many stellar artists and surprises inside.  BONUS PICK: the FABLES #100 poster that doubles as a Fables board game in the vein of CandyLand.

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Marvel's newest ensemble comic book, GENERATION HOPE, is igniting interest among fans. With the Thursday December 2 release of issue #2 of this series, Flying Colors has a very cool deal for you.

While supplies last, when you buy GENERATION HOPE #2 for $2.99, we will give you a FREE copy of GENERATION HOPE #1 (a $3.99 value)!

If by chance you have already purchased issue #1 when it was released last month, this would be a great way to introduce a friend to the start of this series.

For a complete list of all the New Releases at Flying Colors this week, hit this link to get to our FACEBOOK FAN PAGE !

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

ITEM: First, last and always--- THANK YOU for supporting Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff with your business and enthusiasm all these years!

ITEM: You do know that SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27 we'll be hosting artist DAN BRERETON to showcase his new art book called "THE GODDESS & THE MONSTER"? Dan will be here at 2PM... and you should, too!

ITEM: If by some stroke of inconvenience or just plain bad luck you haven't yet received our latest e-mail newsletter, Flying Colors In-Frequent E-Flyer, click on the link and get the scoop on the COOL DEALS we'll have in-store for you this coming Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

ITEM: Lastly, THANK YOU!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and we hope to see you very soon in Flying Colors!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Be Here Saturday November 27th!

Saturday November 27... two days after Thanksgiving,
Flying Colors will be proud to once again host our long-time friend and fantastically talented comic artist/painter DANIEL BRERETON.

Dan's new art book called "The Goddess and The Monster" has just been released. It's a beautiful full-color art book encompassing Dan's nearly 25 year career (so far!). The book even includes a short piece that I wrote, along with Dan's amazing cover called "Age of Wonder" that he did for our 10th Anniversary Special back in 1998.

So be here on Saturday November 27 at 2PM for Dan's visit here. He'll be happy to sign your books... he'll likely do some sketches and give encouragement to young artists, too. Flying Colors will serve some refreshments, too.


It's always a good time when Dan comes to Flying Colors... lots of great art, stories and even something of a family reunion since Dan spent a good chunk of his younger years in Contra Costa County. So join us Saturday November 27---it'll be an excellent time to pick up on some cool gifts for the comic art lovers you know!

Saturday November 27 also is the first-ever "SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY" sponsored by American Express.
 
What is "Small Business Saturday"?  
"First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. This year, November 27th is the first ever Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S." More than a dozen advocacy, public and private organizations have already joined American Express OPEN, the company’s small business unit, in declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday."

 

Go HERE to get to the "Small Business Saturday" Facebook page and learn even more about the event.

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

New Releases posted...

... every week on the Flying Colors Fan Brigade, Facebook Fan page... right HERE!

Hope to see you soon...in Flying Colors!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Flying Colors/ Savage Dragon Limited Exclusive...

... is available DIRECT from Flying Colors Comics! No need to search online auction houses or mail order companies when this cool and EXCLUSIVE cover is available from the source!

A limited number of signed copies are available via mail order from Flying Colors for those who were not able to make it to our event with Savage Dragon artist/writer Erik Larsen last week. For mail orders, Flying Colors is also supplying a BONUS with every order!

Send your inquiries to coolstuff@FlyingColorsComics.com.

Peace!

FlyCoJoe





Friday, November 05, 2010

Video from our 22nd Anniversary Event...

...is now posted on YouTube. Check it out!

More cool stuff is on the way!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Monday, November 01, 2010

Notes & Photos!



ITEM: A BIG "Thank You!" to everyone who came out for our 22nd Anniversary event with Erik Larsen, Jeff Bonivert and 7 year-old artist Isaiah Rajeski.

Erik, Jeff and Isaiah signed lots of copies of Savage Dragon #165 for fans and family, and Jeff singed quite a few copies of Captain Four-Color's first comics' appearance in Flying Colors 20th Anniversary Special Edition comic book. 

(Photo on the top right: Erik and Jeff pose with Peter Pan and Batgirl, two of the cool costumes we say here Saturday!)

(Second photo on the right: Isaiah Rajeski ---in the middle with his brother and sister, show their pride at his first published pin-up in Savage Dragon #165. Nice going, Isaiah!)




ITEM: Please join us at Flying Colors on Wednesday November 3 at 4PM for another cool event--- the creative team behind Image Comics' new and original graphic novel PUG will be here to sign their work and talk about PUG. Writer Derek McCulloch and artists Greg Espinosa and Shepherd Hendrix will be here--- so you be here, too, hear?

ITEM: As part of our event this past Saturday, we featured a selection of DEEP DISCOUNT graphic novels and books at 50%, 60% and 75% off! Lots of folks found some spectacular deals and undiscovered gems in the DEEP DISCOUNT book boxes, so we've decided to extend that special sale through Thursday November 4.

ITEM: We have more pix and videos from Halloween weekend posted at our Flying Colors' Facebook Fan page. And even if you're not a fan of Facebook, you can still view the pix and vids there! Hit this link!

Remember, more comics & other cool stuff are on the way and will be ready to go when we open on Wednesday morning.

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Friday, October 29, 2010

Reminder: Big Event at Flying Colors Saturday Oct. 30


UPDATE: Check out this feature from the Bay Area News Group!
And check out this interview in Diamond Galleries' SCOOP Newsletter!

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You're invited Saturday Oct. 30--- for the celebration of Flying Colors 22nd Anniversary of bringing Comics & Other Cool Stuff to Central Contra Costa County.

ERIK LARSEN, artist/creator of SAVAGE DRAGON will be on hand from 11am-2pm to sign the Flying Colors Exclusive variant to Savage Dragon #165, featuring the first Image Comics appearance of Captain Four-Color, Flying Colors very own super-hero!

There will be some very cool deals, too! We'll be open Saturday from 11am-7pm and w hope you can make it!

Then on Wednesday November 3, join us here at Flying Colors from 4pm-7pm as we welcome the creative team of the new Image Comics' graphic novel called PUG. Writer Derek McCulloch and artists Greg Espinosa and Sheperd Hendrix will be here to show, sell, sign and sketch their cool new graphic novel. Hit the link HERE!

Check out the list of New Releases for Wednesday Oct. 27 at this link!

When it happens in comics, it happens in Flying Colors!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Huge FlyCo Party on Saturday October 30!

BIG NEWS!
Flying Colors' own CAPTAIN FOUR-COLOR will be making his big debut in the pages of Erik Larsen's SAVAGE DRAGON #165! We will have a special limited edition variant cover of SD #165 that will debut on Saturday October 30.

This coincides nicely with the 22nd anniversary of Flying Colors opening for business in Concord, so we're making this a huge party!

Erik Larsen will be at Flying Colors on Saturday Oct. 30 from 11am-2pm to sign copies of the Flying Colors exclusive variant of Savage Dragon #165 featuring CAPTAIN FOUR-COLOR!

JUST ADDED:Captain Four-Color  co-creator and designer Jeff Bonivert will also be on hand to sign copies of the first comics appearance of Cap FC in the pages of Flying Colors 20th Anniversary Special Edition comic!

There will be some cool deals, some free comics and fun stuff for everyone who loves comics!
Since it is also Halloween weekend, you're encouraged to come in costume!

More soon!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Saturday, September 18, 2010

We want to hear from you!

Over on our Flying Colors Fan Brigade page on Facebook, we're asking the question:

"What comics and graphic novels are you reading now that you're really loving?" 

Hit this link to go to our Facebook Fan page... you don't even need to sign up for Facebook to join the Fan Page.  

And you'll likely get some very cool recommendations for new comics and graphic novels to read! 

Peace! 


FlyCoJoe

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

New This Week!

Wow! What a great week for comics! We've been processing this week's shipment today and pausing occasionally to gawk at some very cool stuff.
Among the treasures this week are:

SIMON & KIRBY: Super-Heroes HC

SECRET AGENT CORRIGAN: X9 by Al Williamson

WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN trade paperback

BILLY THE KID'S OLDE TYME ODDITIES: The Ghastly Fiend of London by Eric Powell (THE GOON)

MORT MESKIN: FROM SHADOW TO LIGHT

INVADERS NOW by Alex Ross!

Peter S. Beagle's LAST UNICORN #3

WEIRD WAR TALES with a story from Darwyn Cooke (DC NEW FRONTIER, PARKER)

WALKING DEAD 2011 WALL CALENDAR

...and that just scratches the surface! Make sure to stop in this week. Flying Colors is OPEN Thursday 11-8 and every other day 11-7.

We've got your cool stuff right here in
FLYING COLORS!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Keeping it Local!

Flying Colors, as you may know, is in the Oak Grove Plaza shopping center at the corner of Treat Blvd and Oak Grove Rd in Concord.

Oak Grove Plaza, besides having a new Peet's Coffee and a large Trader Joe's, is home to many locally owned small businesses (Flying Colors included!).


So there I am, in the photo getting my hair cut yesterday at Gardelle's Barber Shop. Shahla owns Gardelles--- she took over Jim Gardelle's business when he passed away a few years ago--- and Gardelle's has been a fixture in Oak Grove Plaza for 40 years!

You need a good haircut in a friendly local place--- call Shahla at 925-689-4247 and tell her that FlyCoJoe sent you!

Our property owner and manager here at Oak Grove Plaza,  is a  90+ year-old gentleman named David Zuckerman, a pioneer of the development in Walnut Creek and Concord over the last 60 years. His way of running this shopping center is something I've learned to appreciate in the 22 years Flying Colors has been in operation. David is involved with helping small business owners leasing space from him become successful in their businesses. David is part of the reason Flying Colors has lasted as long as we have... and I thank him for it!

I am a big proponent of supporting locally-owned businesses. Locally owned stores and businesses bring character, personality and quality to a community. No bureaucratic layers of  trying to find the owner or find where "the buck stops"--- because small business owners are usually also small business operators... out there working with our customers, serving your needs, listening to what you want and delivering it, hoping to provide goods and services that will keep you coming back again and again.

Locally owned businesses add more to a community on a dollar basis than do large chain operations. Studies have shown that for every $100 spent at a chain store, only $13 gets recirculated into the local economy. However, for every $100 spent at a locally owned store, $45 gets recirculated--- more than three times the bang for the buck for our local schools, police and firefighters than a chain store provides. It makes local sense (and dollars) to support businesses that also support the area you live in!

Peace--- 'n' Keepin' it local!

FlyCoJoe

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

First Look: Savage Dragon #165

Featuring the first Image Comics' appearance of Flying Colors' very own super-hero---  Captain Four-Color!

(Still available at Flying Colors, Cap FC's first comics appearance is in our very own Flying Colors 20th Anniversary Special Edition!)

The cover image shown here is for a limited edition variant especially for fans of Flying Colors ---and Savage Dragon! Select retailers in other parts of the comics' world will also have this available.

To make sure your favorite local comic retailer get this limited edition, retailers should contact FlyCoJoe at coolstuff@FlyingColorsComics.com
for ordering details.

Peace 'n' Cool Comics!

FlyCoJoe


Tuesday, August 03, 2010

You may have noticed that FlyCoJoe isn't updating this blog as often as he used to. The reason is that, over the last year or so, there has been a drop in the traffic to this page.

While FlyingColorsComics.com is still visited by scores of unique visitors each day, it seems a lot of online traffic has migrated elsewhere, especially to Facebook.

That is the primary reason we put together the  Flying Colors Fan Brigade on Facebook! It's still open and accessible even for those who do not have a regular Facebook account... and it's much easier and faster to post quick bits of info, store updates and fun links there than it is anywhere on this site.

So we invite you to join our fan page on Facebook (hit the link!). We will still post here from time to time, but to be fully informed on the happening at Flying Colors, we suggest visiting the store regularly (man, we gotta update those photos!) and bookmarking this site and our  Flying Colors Fan Brigade on Facebook!  

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Monday, July 26, 2010

Back from Comic-Con!

2010 marked my 25th consecutive year attending Comic-Con in San Diego. I marvel at how the event has grown--- mutated, even. It's a blast, to be sure--- and it's also a grind!

My pal Matt Price, a comic book  retailer and a professional journalist for The Oklahoman newspaper, has a terrific and informative blog with news from San Diego. Find it by clicking here!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The secret is out!

There's an announcement over on SavageDragon.com from our pal Erik Larsen. This is a deal Erik and I came up with when he visited Flying Colors for Free Comic Book Day in May.

The big news is that Flying Colors' very own super-hero---  CAPTAIN FOUR-COLOR will be featured in Savage Dragon #165! That's right, fans! Created by Jeff Bonivert and yours truly, CAP FC will be in on the Dragon action this October.

To make things even sweeter, Erik Larsen has drawn an EXCLUSIVE and limited edition variant cover featuring CAP FC landing a more than savage blow on the Dragon's jaw! 

More details soon!


Peace 'n' cool comics!

FlyCoJoe
Here are a couple of photos from our Betty & Veronica Summer Spectacular---featuring artist DAN PARENT. More can be found on the Flying Colors Fan Page on Facebook...just click here!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Archie Comics Mean Summer FUN!

Everyone's invited to join us Saturday July 17 at Noon for Flying Colors' celebration of Summer Fun, as ARCHIE Comics artist DAN PARENT makes a special guest appearance from Noon-4PM. 

Dan will be signing comics and sketching for fans and showing off some art from new Archie Comics.

Come dressed as your favorite Archie character and you could win a prize!



Big deals for this special event, too...so be here, OK?

Peace 'n'  Riverdale! 

FlyCoJoe

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Archie Comics Summer Spectacular with artist DAN PARENT!

SATURDAY JULY 17 Noon-4PM
ARCHIE COMICS SUMMER SPECTACULAR
featuring Archie artist DAN PARENT 

@ FLYING COLORS COMICS

For generations, when the words "summer" and "comics" are used together, ARCHIE COMICS immediately come to mind--- the sun and fun adventures and antics of Betty & Veronica, Archie, Jughead and the rest of the Riverdale gang. 


Saturday July 17, Flying Colors is proud to present Archie Comics' cartoonist extraordinaire--- DAN PARENT--- as we put a sunny spotlight on the timeless teenage fun, the laughs and the romances, the eternally cool world of Archie Comics! 




Read more about Dan Parent here!

You're encouraged to come dressed as your favorite character. Are you Archie? Betty? Veronica? Jughead? Miss Grundy? Big Ethel, maybe? There will be prizes for the best costumes! 


Stay tuned to FlyingColorsComics.com and to our Flying Colors Facebook Fan Brigade page for more details!  



Summer fun at Flying Colors! When it happens in comics, it happens in Flying Colors!


Peace! 


FlyCoJoe

Monday, June 21, 2010

New CAPTAIN FOUR-COLOR t-shirts!

In the photo above is cartoonist and Captain Four-Color co-creator Jeff Bonivert with Flying Colors Retailing Brigade members Andy, Mike and Susie.

These cool new shirts are available now EXCLUSIVELY at Flying Colors. And they're going fast, so get here soon for the best selection!

Youth and Adult sizes available--- just $9.99 each ($13.99 for XXL).

Come & get 'em!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Neil Young's GREENDALE is now a Graphic Novel!


Legendary singer-songwriter, musician and activist Neil Young brings one of his most personal albums, GREENDALE, to comics in this amazing hardcover graphic novel. 

Writer Joshua Dysart (UNKNOWN SOLDIER) and  artist Cliff Chiang (HUMAN TARGET) compose a graphic novel that explores a whole new dimension to the album that Rolling Stone voted as one of the best of its year (2003).  


GREENDALE, the graphic novel, hits the racks on Wednesday June 9 as part of New Releases' Day at 
Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff. 


Peace! 


FlyCoJoe


Saturday, May 29, 2010

FRAGGLE ROCK event today!

Meet writers ADRIANNE AMBROSE and LEIGH DRAGOON now until 3PM today at Flying Colors!

Cool stuff is happening at FLYING COLORS!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Not Quite Autobiographical Spritiual Comedy: Local Talent Makes Good!

Now in Stock at Flying Colors is a very cool book called
IMAGINARY JESUS

It's the first novel written by
MATT MIKALATOS...
and it is
Highly Recommended!
Matt was on staff here at Flying Colors in the '90s, along with he crew that included Sam, Alan, Roland, Gavin and Adrian. Since his time here, Matt has graduated from UC Riverside, been a high school teacher, a missionary in China and also graduated from Western Seminary.

So, yes, this is a book with a lot of Christian spiritual thought in it. It is also one of the better comedies you'll read in any genre. Starting in a laid-back Portland coffee shop, Matt encounters a dude who could be Jesus, a talking donkey and a wild man named Pete... who could just be an apostle.

IMAGINARY JESUS follows the trek of Matt, Pete and the donkey as they chase after the one they think is the real Jesus.

The quest even takes Matt and his cohorts back to FLYING COLORS. That's right, part of the novel is set right here in my favorite comic shop (and hopefully yours, too). All through this novel are reminders that Matt is really a comics geek disguised as a Christian thinker.

There's comedy gold in reading IMAGINARY JESUS ...and it may just help you on your personal quest to find the Real One while you're at it.

This is a book that can be enjoyed by believers and non-believers alike, as it veers far away from preachiness and sticks to the goal at hand--- delivering Matt from all the misconceptions he's carried about who Jesus is---and by extension, how Jesus is misunderstood in this world.

Congrats on the book, Matt!

Peace! 

FlyCoJoe

Saturday, May 22, 2010

To Do List: Meet FRAGGLE ROCK writers at Flying Colors on Saturday May 29

One of the big hits from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is Archaia Entertainment's FRAGGLE ROCK comic book.

Well, my pal Mel Caylo at Archaia called me to set up an appearance for two of FRAGGLE ROCK's writers for the release of FRAGGLE ROCK #2... and it's a "GO!"

Saturday May 29 from Noon-3PM, stop by Flying Colors to meet writer/cartoonists Leigh Dragoon and Adrianne Ambrose.

Leigh has previously workd with Sam Keith on the series My Inner Bimbo from ONI Press, as well as Faerie Path manga from Tokyopop/HarperCollins.

Adrianne was nominated for a Writer's Guild of America award for video game Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble, and is also the author of  Confessions of a Virgin Sacrifice, an entertaining farce that pokes copious amounts of fun at the fantasy genre.







FRAGGLE ROCK #2 hit the racks on Wednesday May 26.

Peace!

FlyCoJoe 



Monday, May 10, 2010

FCBD Contest winners!

Thanks again to everyone who attended Free Comic Book Day at Flying Colors on Saturday May 1.

Here are the names of the lucky winners from our contest:
Kelly Conroy, Walnut Creek
Colton Haley, Danville
Ethan Rosenstein, Walnut Creek
Karma Christensen, Walnut Creek
Stephanie Duchin, Concord
Paul DaRosa, Concord 

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Monday, May 03, 2010

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone for coming to Free Comic Book Day at Flying Colors last Saturday!


We'll be announcing the winners of our FCBD contest on Wednesday May 5---which just so happens to be our next NEW RELEASES' DAY, with dozens of great titles coming out...including WAR OF THE SUPERMEN, continued from the FCBD edition.

Also, Wednesday sees the release of DC Comics' BRIGHTEST DAY #1--- and Flying Colors is offering a FREE While Lantern ring with the purchase of BRIGHTEST DAY #1 (limit one per customer).

See you soon--- in Flying Colors!
Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New podcast interview with FLyCoJoe

"Funny Books with Aron & Paulie" interview FlyCoJoe about Free Comic Book Day, comics' retailing and a number of graphic novels you just may want to read!
Hit the link  HERE!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Countdown to Free Comic Book Day!


One week from Saturday on May 1, we'll be having a huge party to celebrate
the 9th Annual FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at Flying Colors.

For some interviews with the artists and writers of this year's FCBD comics, please hit this link!

For a look back at photos from previous FCBD events at Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff, hit this link! 

Flying Colors' Special Guest on FCBD from 11AM-2PM will be ERIK LARSEN, Image Comics founding partner and artist/writer of the long-running series SAVAGE DRAGON. For Erik's Wiki page, hit this link! 

Flying Colors will also have a special appearance from 11AM-1PM by everyone's favorite movie mutant--- the one and only WOLVERINE! 

We'll be giving away thousands of FREE comic books on Saturday May 1 from 11AM-7PM--- and we hope you can make it and bring a bunch of your friends, especially the ones who are not currently comic book readers!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe
(and please know you're invited to join the Flying Colors Comics Fan Brigade on Facebook. Just hit this link..and then search for Flying Colors Comics Fan Page! )

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

ERIK LARSEN GUESTS AT FLYING COLORS ON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

May 1st Event Features Thousands of FREE Comic Books

Erik Larsen, the creator of SAVAGE DRAGON and one of the founding artists of Image Comics, will be the special in-store guest at the Free Comic Book Day event Saturday May 1, 2010 at Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff in Concord CA.
Larsen is scheduled to appear at Flying Colors from
11AM-2PM. The Free Comic Book Day giveaway will be from 11AM-7PM. Flying Colors Comics is at 2980 Treat Blvd in Concord CA.

“I’m thrilled to have Erik back to Flying Colors for the first time since our one-year anniversary way back in October 1989!” said Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors and founder of the Free Comic Book Day worldwide event. “Our Free Comic Book Day events here are a huge party and I’m happy that a talent like Erik is making the time to make new fans here at Flying Colors that day.”

In addition to thousands of Free Comic Book Day editions being given away on May 1, Flying Colors will also have a limited number of FREE copies of Larsen’s SAVAGE DRAGON: Image First edition for Larsen to sign for comic fans and new readers alike.

“I love getting out to meet fans and show more new readers what comics are all about,” said Larsen. “It’ll be great to see everyone at Flying Colors which really is the epicenter of Free Comic Book Day.”
Erik Larsen is best known as the creator/writer/artist of SAVAGE DRAGON, the long-running comic book series from Image Comics. He has also worked on a variety of titles for Marvel Comics, including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, The Defenders, Wolverine, and Nova. At DC Comics, Larsen has worked on The Doom Patrol, The Outsiders, Teen Titans, Adventures of Superman and Aquaman.

In the early ‘90s, Erik Larsen and five other comic book artists left the work-for-hire environs of Marvel Comics to form Image Comics, where Larsen launched his creator-owned Savage Dragon series. He served as publisher of Image Comics from 2004-2009 a period of great creative diversification for Image.

Free Comic Book Day is now in its ninth year. The event, founded by Flying Colors’ owner Joe Field, is celebrated the first Saturday in May at nearly 2000 comic book stores in nearly three-dozen countries. Since its inaugural year in 2002, more than 15 MILLION comic books have been given away, drawing attention to the creative diversity and entertaining storytelling found in contemporary comics.

More information about Free Comic Book Day can be found at http://FreeComicBookDay.com
Updates about the event at Flying Colors can be found at
http://FlyingColorsComics.com.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Cool Deal!

Just received at FLYING COLORS, courtesy of our friends at DC/Vertigo---

Full two-sided movie posters of the soon-to-be-released LOSERS movie.

Flying Colors has a limited number of these posters.

They are available FREE with the purchase of the LOSERS Volumes One & Two collected edition trade paperback.

Read the graphic novel--- get the movie poster--- then see the movie!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe