Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New & Cosmic & FREE!

Flying Colors Exclusive 2010 Poster/Calendars are here... and they are FREE while supplies last.

A full 11x34 with all kinds of comic goodness on them, including notations for all of the New Releases Days throughout 2010.

Come & get 'em!



Friday, November 20, 2009

Shop Local!

Saturday November 21st is AMERICA UNCHAINED... an event designed to create awareness for the benefits of shopping at locally-owned independent businesses.

FLYING COLORS COMICS is participating by inviting everyone to visit our store, get a FREE comic book or two and talk about what it means to support your community by supporting local shops.

We've also made some minor changes to the layout of our store hoping to create an even more open, inviting atmosphere.

We hope you'll come in soon!



Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Flying Colors Intro Video!

Here's a new video that gives a new look at Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff.

I hope to encourage everyone to make this video as viral as possible, adding it to your own sites, blogs, FaceBook and MySpace pages. Please help us spread the word about Flying Colors Comics!

Thanks to all who participated!



Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday morning greeting...

...shattered front door at Flying Colors.

Could have been worse.

The vandals did NOT get in the store.

But after the FlyCo Retailing Brigade stayed after-hours to make a couple of changes, this was not the first reaction we were looking for!

Hope your Monday is going better!



Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday November 21: Shop LOCAL!

Flying Colors Comics will once again be participating in a nationwide event called AMERICA UNCHAINED on Saturday November 21 from 11am-7pm.

Sometimes seemingly small acts can and do have a larger impact than you ever imagined! When you shop, did you know that where you shop can impact your community?

Supporting locally-owned independent businesses means more to our local community spending the same money at large chain stores or online. When you patronize local businesses--- like FLYING COLORS Comics & Other Cool Stuff--- your money will be re-circulated into the community three times more than if you spend it at a chain or online.

This creates greater community health and prosperity. It leads to higher revenue for local governments, meaning more funds for local schools, more local jobs and more stability for our local economy.

Studies have shown that for every dollar spent at a big chain store like Wal-Mart or Barnes & Noble, only 13 cents of that dollar gets re-spent locally. Spending the same dollar at a locally-owned business recirculates 45 cents into the local economy.

Imagine the local impact if everyone just shifted 25-50% of their spending away from large corporate-owned chain stores and online merchants and spent that money locally!

On Saturday November 21, Flying Colors Comics urges you to get “unchain-ed” for just that one day.

Try it for one day, then consider trying it for all of your holiday purchases. The impact of your spending can be your holiday gift back to this community.

To help mark AMERICA UNCHAINED, Flying Colors will be giving away FREE comics (from a special selection) from 11am-7pm on Saturday November 21 to everyone who shops with us that day.

I hope you can join us!



Friday, November 06, 2009

Comics, Kids & Learning

According to a new study from the University of Illinois, it's been confirmed yet again what we've known for years:

Comic books, besides being highly entertaining, have strong benefits in learning environments!

And as many educators and school media specialists know, at Flying Colors we are happy to assist schools in stocking classrooms and libraries with comics and graphic novels that will engage readers of all ages.

If you'd like to help students become happy and engaged readers, please contact us at 925-825-5410.