free comic book day 2017

Free Comic Book Day is May 6, 2017. Image by Rian Sygh, via

Get ready: this Saturday is Free Comic Book Day! (aka FCBD) Once again, I am appearing at Summit Comics & Games in downtown Lansing. Please come visit if you can, there’s all kinds of goodies.

What is Free Comic Book Day?

Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May every year. As the name suggests, you get free comic books. Now, this doesn’t mean your local comic shop will let you walk out the door with a free copy of The Amazing Spider-Man #1. Hardly. What it does mean is, comic book companies produce new, special comic book issues just for Free Comic Book Day. These special one-shot comics are the free comics of the day.

There’s a bunch of titles and they are always worth checking out.

The idea behind FCBD is to lure potential new readers to local comic book shops, especially younger readers. This doesn’t mean long-time readers aren’t welcome. Far from it. There’s a free comic book for pretty much every kind of reader.

Where is Summit Comics & Games?

Summit Comics & Games is in downtown Lansing. 216 S Washington Sq Ste B, Lansing, Michigan 48933.

What Am I Selling on Free Comic Book Day?

The usual!

  • Prints: I’ll have two new cartoon prints, like Mecha Kitty, along with fresh copies of old favorites.
  • Stickers: My usual collection of stickers, with a few new Foxes & Boxes designs thrown in.
  • Buttons: I ordered a fresh batch of buttons from Pinback Buttons, featuring Foxes & Boxes logos and some cartoon art.
  • Comics: My Foxes & Boxes mini-comic (collecting the first three pages), in color. Copies of my Hourly Comics collection from last year (which are comics you cannot read online) are also available.
  • Coloring Books: A few remaining copies of my 2016 coloring book (I did not make a new one this year).

Additionally, as part of Free Comic Book Day, I’m offering free sketches for kids, ages 12 and under. I will try to do paid commissions if I can, but I might be too busy cranking out free drawings for kids. (Tip: If you want a free Random Cartoon, come see me tomorrow night at Arts Night Out)

Summit Comics & Games always puts on a great Free Comic Book Day event, so please come by if you can.

Oh, and might I add: Happy Star Wars Day!

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Daniel J. Hogan is a geeky cartoonist and writer living in Michigan. Daniel is available for freelance writing and cartooning commissions (Contact Daniel). This post contains affiliate links, unless it doesn't.

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