Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars Launch Event!

Happy dance time!

Join us at Flying Colors on Saturday December 14 from 11AM-2PM for this Launch Event celebrating the release of the "Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars" Original Graphic Novel!

This event will feature artists from the Charles M. Schulz Studio. Bios and photos are posted on our Facebook events' page HERE!

A signed copy will make a very cool gift for Peanuts & Snoopy fans of All Ages!

2020 Calendar/Poster Debut!

Wednesday December 11 @ 11AM

Get your FREE Flying Colors 2020 calendar/ poster & get it signed by Jeff Bonivert, the cartoonist & designer who put it all together!

It's also our weekly New Releases Day, a great time to visit. 

We'll have a fresh slate of New Comics, Graphic Novels and other Cool Stuff for you, too!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Book Recommendations

Recommendations for two recently published books.

The first, "Unopened Doors" by Gina DePaulo, is a memoir of her harrowing experience surviving a serial killer. Years ago, in doing research for her book, Gina contacted me to talk about my dearly departed sweet sister Maureen who died at the hands of a serial killer in November 1972.

As Gina was trying to piece together memories of the time in the late '60s when she was abducted and lived to tell the tale, she thought it might be possible that the person who killed Maureen was the same one she dealt with. While that didn't turn out to be the case, the information I was able to give Gina, and the insight I gave her into the beautiful person Maureen was do play a pivotal role in Gina's story. 

I really tip my cap to Gina for her raw honesty in telling her tale of family dysfunction, strength and finally survival. It's Gina's story of finding her way and getting to the truth of her life. "Unopened Doors" is a compelling read and one I'm proud to say in which I played a small role.

David Danforth's "Chameleon" is a fun superhero tale... a breezy read with characters that will feel comfortable to long-time comics fans and any reader just craving a page-turner. There's even an "FC" comic shop in the book, run by a dispenser of wisdom... and it's not me!

Libby and I were so very touched when David presented us a copy of his book... and lo and behold, he dedicated this tome to the both of us!

Now here's the sticky part: Anyone who knows me knows I don't post links to The Evil Empire... you know, the place named after a big river. But that's likely the place you'll be able to find these books...or maybe you can contact the authors directly on social media?

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Hey, look! Flying Colors Canvas Book Bags!

NEW! Flying Colors canvas book bags emblazoned with the symbol of Captain Four Color, sworn protector of comic books and all those who love them! Available now, exclusively at Flying Colors Comics!

Friday, November 01, 2019

"This looks like a job for..."

Accepting Resumés for Potential Staff Openings 

Flying Colors is accepting resumés for potential staff openings to augment our current awesome Flying Colors Retailing Brigade.We’re looking for someone (or someones) with professional presentation, a drive to succeed, a knack for learning quickly, and some knowledge about comics to be shared with readers of all ages and interests. 
Full-time and part-time positions are potentially available. Our open hours are 11AM-7PM (11-8 every Wednesday) and it’s necessary to be available for full day work shifts.

Deliver your resume in person to Flying Colors. Include a cover letter with your resumé detailing your unique skills, why you believe you can be an asset to Flying Colors and why you want to be considered for a position here. Include your hours of availability for each day either on the resume or in your cover letter. Please note: those interviewed will be required to take a short writing and math test.

Please note:
* If you have previously dropped off a resume, please do so again

* Emailed and mailed resumes will not be considered.  Bring your resumé to Flying Colors Comics during our regular open hours of 11am-7pm.

* Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff is recognized as one of the leading comic shops in the world. A special set of skills and personal presentation is necessary to win this staff position.

After a successful probationary training period, benefits can include medical insurance, staff discounts, inclusion in our Simplified Employee Pension (IRA) program… and maybe even a place in Comics History!   

Thursday, October 17, 2019

31st Anniversary Specials!

Our 31st anniversary specials continue through Wed Oct 23.

Buy any graphic novel of $12.99 or more and get a FREE Baskin Robbins ice cream cone!

Try a “different flavor!” from cool publishers like Image, First Second Books, Dark Horse Comics, Fantagraphics Books, & more!
This offer does NOT include Marvel or DC.
Limit One per person.

* Save a few bucks by prepaying for Gene Luen Yang's Superman Smashes the Klan 3-issue series, now through 10/23/19.
Reg $24, w/ this deal just $19.99.

We've Got
Your Cool Stuff
Right Here in Flying Colors...
and right next door at Baskin Robbins, too!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Cool Deals for Our 31st Anniversary

Be here Wednesday October 16 at 5PM for our signing event with Gene Yang for the release of his new DC Comics' miniseries SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN!

We're also celebrating our 31st Anniversary of serving you the best in Comics & Other Cool Stuff here at Flying Colors! 

With that, we have a couple of cool deals, one in conjunction with our next door neighbors at Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors. These are for a limited time only, so get in here soon!

Info here:

Monday, October 07, 2019

Wed Oct 16: Gene Luen Yang at Flying Colors!

Award winning writer/cartoonist Gene Luen Yang returns to Flying Colors to debut Superman Smashed the Klan.

The background:
Throughout the summer of 1946, on the Adventures of Superman radio show, the Man of Steel dealt with the Clan of the Fiery Cross, with the fictional bigots standing in for the real-world Ku Klux Klan.

Debuting October 16, 2019, Superman is going to return to the fight with Superman Smashes the Klan, a three-part serial by American Born Chinese author and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Gene Luen Yang adapting and updating the famous radio storyline for a contemporary comic book audience.


Flying Colors Facebook Event Page

Watch Gene Luen Yang's TED Talk