World's Largest Comic Book Event
Founded by Concord CA Retailer
Flying Colors Comics in Concord CA celebrates the 15th annual Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 7th. The worldwide event was founded by Flying Colors' owner, Joe Field, as a way to introduce the comic book art form to new readers, while calling back former readers and thanking all current fans. More than 2300 comic book specialty shops in over 60 countries around the world will give away more than six million comic books this year.
With the 2015 event drawing more than 1.4 million people to comic shops, Free Comic Book Day is the world's largest comic book related event.
Special Guests at Flying Colors Comics event will be artist Brian Hess of the all-ages fantasy series Awake from Action Lab Entertainment and artist Brandon McKinney of Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises from DarbyPop Publishing. Both artists will be signing their FCBD Special Edition comics from 11am-2pm.
“Our Free Comic Book Day is a big party. This year, there are 50 different FCBD special edition comics and the publishers have done a fantastic job of producing comics for all ages and reading interests. There's never been a better time for anyone to discover the rich entertainment found in comic books," said Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics.
Now in its fifteenth year, Free Comic Book Day is an international success, introducing new readers to the wonders of comics the first Saturday of May every year. “Free Comic Book Day is our welcome invitation for everyone to visit us at Flying Colors. We know you'll have a great time here on May 7th, because our event is such a big party, with special guest comic artists, refreshments, entertainment, costumed characters, a kids' costume contest and, of course, thousands of free comics. We also encourage everyone to bring their cameras and have their photos taken with costumed characters.”
Free Comic Book Day updates, information about comic books, a list of participating publishers and a store locator for other participating shops worldwide are all online at www.freecomicbookday.com.
The doors open at Flying Colors Comics Free Comic Book Day event Saturday May 7th at 11am and the event runs until 7pm. Visit www.flyingcolorscomics.com/ or follow Flying Colors on Facebook for the latest info.