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.
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
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