Monday, May 5, 2014
Free Comic Book Day 2014 Was a Blast!
Free Comic Book Day is an amazing event that takes place the first weekend of May every year. Comic shops across the country (and around the world) provide free comic books to anyone who walks into the store, and the day is an opportunity for comic fans everywhere to help bring new readers to this wonderful art form. It's also a great excuse to hang out in a comic shop and talk about everything from superheroes to horror movies all day long, which is exactly what I did.
My Secret Identity podcast show partner Matt Herring and I celebrated Free Comic Book Day by inviting some of our comic creator friends to our local comic shop--Most Excellent Comics and Collectibles in Enfield, CT. This year was a particularly great time, as we had our pals from HB Comics, Hero Envy and more come down for the day.
Over the course of the day, I met one of one the promoters of Hartford Comic Con, which I now may be attending at the end of the month. I also met several horror fans and even sold a few books, while giving away a bunch of my own comics in the process. I had a blast, and it was wonderful to see so many young readers and folks new to comics walk through the door of the store over the course of the day.
If you missed out on Free Comic Book Day, several digital comics sites are still celebrating by offer free comics. You can head over to Drive Thru Comics or ComiXlology and check out a bunch of the Free Comics Book Day offerings.
And if you missed out on Free Comic Book Day this year, mark you calendar for next year!