Free Comic Book Day!
Free Comic Book Day!

This Saturday is a big day. Aside from being Cinco de Mayo, it is also a day that geeks look forward to all year – Free Comic Book Day!

I imagine I’m preaching to the choir here, but if you’ve never heard of Free Comic Book Day, let me tell you how cool it is. On Saturday, find a store near you [link], go in, and there’ll be a huge selection of free comics to choose from. The big publishers put out a bunch of stuff, but the real gold is the free comics you get from small publishers, or better yet, from webcomics! Free Comic Book Day is what got me hooked on The Dreamland Chronicles [link]. ComicGenesis has put together something for FCBD as well, so

But that’s not all. Apparently, May 5th is -also- Online Comics Day! [link] This year’s theme is “How are you spreading the word?” and the whole event focuses on getting new people interested in webcomics. Time will dictate if I can participate in this with a special Saturday update, but for now, this is how I’m spreading the word – by getting you all to spread it for me. 🙂 Go forth, oh geeky legions! Tell the world that the internet has comics, and that they are good!

News: Posted May 2nd, 2007 by Alina

^ 6 Comments to “Free Comic Book Day!”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I should thank David Gaider for advertising your comic on the BioWare Forums. I have enjoyed reading it. Keep up the good work.

    Posted May 3rd, 2007 at 8:04 pm
  2. Alina Says:

    No, *I* should thank Dave Gaider for advertising my comic in the BioWare Forums. Wow, tha’s awesome!! I’m glad you’re enjoying it! 🙂

    Posted May 4th, 2007 at 5:07 pm
  3. Thunderhowl Says:

    Speaking of advertising the comic…have you thought about buttons for LiveJournal and MySpace yet? I’d happily pimp Weregeek, given the tools.

    Posted May 7th, 2007 at 7:48 am
  4. kaidoh Says:

    Every Free Comic Book Day, I load my kid up (she’s 10 now) and we hit all the comic book stores here in Lexington. We just make a whole day of it, eat breakfast at Wafflehouse, browse what each store has, and pick up the newest things. The two that really wow’ed me this year were Wolfman and Umbrella Academy.. and of course, the Comicgenesis one. My kid was really disappointed that my comic wasn’t in it.. but alas I found out too late.
    We’ve been doing this for three years now.. and it’s a nifty little tradition!

    Posted May 8th, 2007 at 4:21 pm
  5. thedon Says:

    they have you linked…
    good comic..

    Posted May 9th, 2007 at 2:14 am
  6. Alina Says:

    kaidoh – Wow, that is such an awesome way to spend Free Comic Day! I applaud you for making it a cool tradition between you and your daughter! Hearing that made my day. 🙂

    Posted May 14th, 2007 at 3:59 pm