Saturday May 3rd 2014 was the 13th annual Free Comic Book Day. Originally conceptualized by retailer Joe Field, the event was intended to introduce new people to a beloved hobby, to call back former comic book readers, and to thank current comic buyers for their continued support. Over the past 13 years the day has continued to grow in popularity and exposure.
This was Twisted Studio’s third year attending Free Comic Book Day, and we’ve used it as a kick-off for our yearly ‘tour’ of shows and conventions. This was a particularly exciting year for us. We are taking preorders for TWO projects for the first time, but moreover, we were able to spend FCBD with our friends at Paper Heroes Comic Lounge. Owner Scott St Amour just opened the lounge six months ago, so this was his first Free Comic Book Day, and we couldn’t be happier for him.
Determined to make the event a spectacular one, Scott set about rallying local businesses and artists to the cause. We jumped at the opportunity, as did Glass Monkey Studio’s April Fawler, and the phenomenally talented Johnny D. A barbecue was set up to feed the masses. Served and prepared by Scott’s friends and family, all proceeds from the food were donated to support Muscular Dystrophy. Patio Palace, Tiffany’s Diner, and Jeff’s Meats were co-sponsors of the event.
There’s no denying the day was as amazing as the Paper Heroes had planned it to be. With some great cosplayers in attendance, and guests arriving in costume it was hard not to get into the spirit. As the excitement and adrenaline from the day is only now beginning to fade, we’d like to thank all of our fans who came to see us, and all of the new friends we made throughout the day. Ofcourse we’d like to offer a sincere thank you to Scott St Amour, his family, and friends for putting on such a tremendous Free Comic Book Day!
To see more pictures from Free Comic Book Day check out our Facebook page, and stay tuned for more information on the next stop in our 2014 Infestation Tour.