Friday, May 04, 2007

Every Day Should Be A Holiday*...

Every day should be a holiday.

Fortunately, tomorrow is!
(and it's one of my favorites...)



HEY KIDS! COMICS!
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Saturday, May 5th
at a Comic Shop Near You!



I do love Free Comic Book Day - and it looks like this is shaping up to be a good one. Visit the FCBD website, to find a comic shop near you that is participating, and to see for yourself the books that will be offered.
Do be aware that not all comic shops will have all books to offer. Also - only the special "Free Comic Book" comics are free - you can't just walk in and pick any old book off the shelf!

There is a great selection of books this year; I'm finding a number to get excited about. No matter who you are, or how old you are, I'm willing to bet that you'll be able to find something to suit your tastes.

As for me? I'm over the moon that Andy Runton has an offering again this year. I've written previously about just how much I love his Owly series. These stories are truly amazing - for any and all ages. I simply don't have enough superlatives for describing them...

I'm very interested in this year's FCBD Owly title: "Helping Hands" - in addition to what I hope is a big old helping of Owly, it looks like it includes a new story by a new-to-me author: Christian Slade's Korgi.

The illustrations are supposed to be phenomenal, and since I'm a big fan of the corgi, I'm really looking forward to this as well!

Happy Free Comic Day to Us All!




*And many thanks to the Dandy Warhols for providing the soundtrack for this post...

7 comments:

laeroport said...

This weekend is the PlanetComicon convention in KC - unfortunately we are too busy to go this year, but Tim took Aidin a few years ago - she got a Bat Girl drawing and Chewbaccca's & Julie Newmar's autographs.

Happy Comic Day to you too!

rohanknitter said...

Thanks for this - I've never heard of Owly and it looks great. My 8 year old loves the comics in the Sunday paper - I bet he'd love this!

Kim said...

My hunny is a huge comic book fan. I'm going to have to report this to him.

Rhonda said...

Thanks for the heads up! Gonna check it out today...Jordan will love it!
XOXO

The Caretaker said...

my friend Greg works for Fantagraphics. He tells me they're giving out a Peanuts book today.

Jodi said...

I'm an Owly fan anyway and was happy my husband got one at the comic book store he went to. I went to two others, but later in the day, so pickings were slim. He also bought Korgi for me! It's gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

i'm glad you're all excited about comics. i'm not. sorry. can't manage any enthusiam right now. but looked like you were into great owly things there!