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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Free Comic Book Day: Saturday, May 7th

Saturday, May 7th, 2011 is Free Comic Book Day across the nation!

If you love comics, then you probably already have your calendar marked for Free Comic Book Day. Every year on the first Saturday in May, comic shops all around the U.S. allow patrons to pick up a free comic book.

Different stores have different rules, of course, so please observe them! Many places have designated comics which are free, while other items in stock are still regular price, so ask before you grab.

Not really into comics and/or have a reluctant young reader in the family? This could be a great time for you to venture into a comic book shop and pick up a little something.

Free Baltimore!
Rumor has it you can pick up Baltimore: A Passing Stranger by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola for free at ANY comic book shop participating in Free Comic Book Day. YES!

If you live in or near New Hampshire, you should visit Jetpack Comics on Saturday, May 7th, where you can meet a plethora of comic book artists and authors including but not limited to Tom Sniegoski, Christopher Golden, Ed McGuinness, Joe Hill, Rich Woodall, and Jason Ciaramella!

We've spotlighted and discussed graphic novels here at readergirlz before. Check out our July 2009 issue, when we featured The Plain Janes, written by Cecil Castellucci with art by Jim Rugg. We launched a project called Art Saves and received unique artistic contributions from folks around the work. Check out their collages, photographs, and sketches in the July 2009 issue of readergirlz.

Which comic did you pick up for Free Comic Book Day? Leave a comment below to let us know!


Lorie Ann Grover said...

This is so cool! I'll be ready next year, LW!

Little Willow said...

Rock it, Lorie Ann!

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