Saturday, July 30, 2011

Flying Colors Earns Recognition from Concord City Council

The photo shown here was taken this past Tuesday evening at the Concord City Council meeting.

Flying Colors was given an award co-presented by Concord's Mayor, Laura Hoffmeister, and Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce President Ken Dami.

We feel honored to have been recognized for our longevity here, as well as what the award states “contributions to the economic vitality and the betterment of the Concord community."  We also recognize this award honors the great work our staff currently does and has done over the years.

We are always trying to improve our service here, while also having a very wide selection of comic books and comic-related cool stuff.

Receiving this recognition also reminds all of us here at Flying Colors to be very thankful for your business. Whether you are one of our many regular store visitors--- including the Wednesday Warriors who are always here for new comics on their first day of release--- or one of the many shoppers that looks to Flying Colors for cool stuff every now and then, I thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you!!

We’ll continue to try our best in the months and years ahead--- and we hope you continue to support our vision for what a world-class comic shop is all about!



Monday, July 11, 2011

Flying Colors Co-Sponsors PROJECT ROOFTOP's “Spider-Man: Webhead 2.0″ Redesign Contest

He may be Marvel’s most recognizable character by far, but Spider-Man’s no slouch when it comes to costume changes. From the classic design by Steve Ditko to the black-and-white attire of the 80s and the upcoming redesign in the pages of Ultimate Comics, Spider-Man has a full closet. In the latest of Project: Rooftop’s line of of innovative costume redesign challenges, we turn to Spider-Man.

Partnering with long-time comics retailer Joe Field and Flying Colors Comics, Project: Rooftop’s “Spider-Man: Webhead 2.0″ Contest gives artists, designs and fans worldwide the chance to spin a new web for Marvel’s resident wall-crawler for the world to see.

“Encouraging artists is something I’ve always enjoyed doing,” said Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord CA, president of ComicsPRO and founder of Free Comic Book Day . “I came up with some cool Spidey-related prizes and look forward to seeing all the Project: Rooftop entries!”
As usual, check our guidelines, include your name and website, and send your art as an attachment in jpg, png, or gif format to

Joining our regular P:R staff in judging these entries will be the co-founders of the comics commentary site Josh Flanagan, Conor Kilpatrick and Ron Richards. Launched in 2000, this fan-friendly comics website has become one of the key sites for comics news and criticism in recent years, with its iFanboy Pick of the Week podcast becoming the most popular comics podcast on iTunes.

The prizes for this contest, provided by Flying Colors Comics, are:
First Prize: The Spider-Man Diamond Select Maquette (retail value of $85) and a bagged copy of Ultimate Spider-Man #160.
Second Prize: Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 5 Softcover (retail value of $25) and a bagged copy of Ultimate Spider-Man #160.
Third Prize: Spider-Man: Peter Parker Essential Vol. 3 (retail value of $18) and a bagged copy of Ultimate Spider-Man #160.

Entries for “Spider-Man: Webhead 2.0″ must be received by August 8, 2011.

Friday, July 08, 2011

See you in San Diego?

 With Comic-Con International's San Diego convention coming up in less than two weeks, I wanted to invite anyone who might be interested to attend the following event I will be hosting. The room is always full, so get there early and hear some of the ComicsPRO retailers' experiences. 

Even if you are not interested in opening your own comic book store, this event will give fans a look "behind the curtain" at comic book specialty retailing.

4:00–5:30 Room 32AB
So You Want To Be a Comic Book Retailer? – Presented by ComicsPRO’s Retailer Mentoring Forum. This Comic-Con tradition is always a lively and fun discussion, where your dreams of owning your own comic book specialty store take flight! Your career in comics’ retail starts here! You have questions? Our panel of experienced retailers has answers! Hosted by Joe Field (ComicsPRO President, Flying Colors Comics, Concord CA) with Portyln Polston (Brave New World, Newhall CA), Jennifer Haines (The Dragon, Guelph ON), Chris Brady (4 Color Fantasies, Rancho Cucamonga CA) and Diamond Comic Distributors Outside Sales manager Dave Hawksworth.