Friday, April 13, 2018

Free Comic Book Day Is Coming on May 5th, 2018!

Free Comic Book Day is less than a month away! This year, publishers have created an amazing array of special offerings for the biggest day in comics! We will have a wide range of books for young readers, new readers, long-time fans, and and older readers interested in revisiting this remarkable art form. We will be giving away free comics from a wide selection of titles all day, beginning at 11:00 am and continuing until we close at 8:00 pm. While some titles may run out during the day, we will have plenty of free books, so don't worry about missing out.

Publishers have also produced an impressive array of bargain priced ($1 or less) versions of key books featuring some of comics' most popular characters, so this is a great way to check out some of comics' finest, both old and new.

As always, we will have an incredible array of talented creators at this year's Free Comic Book Day. Creators who have confirmed that they will join us between 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm include:

Mark Bagley - Mark holds the record of having illustrated more Spider-Man comics than any other artist--not only did he draw an amazing run of Amazing Spider-Man issues, but he also (with writer Brian Michael Bendis) produced an incredible 100+ issue run of Ultimate Spider-Man--in fact, they hold the record for the longest uninterrupted run by the same creative team on any superhero series! Mark's work has appeared in Fantastic Four, Justice League, Batman, All-New X-Men, and many other titles; he is currently working on a Deadpool series, as well as providing an incredible array of eye-catching covers for Marvel.

Julie Hadden Barclay - Julie is a talented colorist whose vibrant work has appeared in Action Lab's Hero Cats and Midnight series. She is currently working with Dean Motter on a new Mister X project. (And for those who don't know, Julie is a long-time member of the Dr. No's family, having worked with us for many years prior to pursuing her full-time career as a colorist, so we are particularly proud to have her joining us!)

Peter Cutler - Peter "Cap'n" Cutler is a freelance artist for comics, video games, books, album covers, and more. His work is influenced by Golden Age cartoons, Mad Magazine, and Harvey Comics, among others. He has worked professionally for Guy Gilcrest Productions, Continuum Comics, and Ralph Bakshi; he is currently working on Tiki Zombie for New Legend Productions and Hero Cats for Action Lab.

Les Dabel - Les is the driving force behind Dabel Brothers Publishing, a Georgia-based comics publisher that has a decade-plus history in the field. Dabel Brothers is about to launch a new wave of books that will include The Iron Druid Chronicles, based on Kevin Hearne's books; MEG, inspired by the Jason Statham film; Fitz and the Fool, inspired by the bestselling Robin Hobb series; and much more. Come by and talk with Les about his adventures in comics publishing!

Kristina Deak-Linsner - Artist, Creative Editor, Writer, Reference model & all-purpose Joe wrangler at Linsner Industries. Founder of lightisthenewdark art studios. Kristina Deak-Linsner has brought her years of fine art experience in the west coast gallery scene over to the house that Dawn built. After beginning her comics career at Dynamic Forces in the late 90's, she now uses her keen eye to help guide all Linsner products and projects such as: Sin Boldly, the Dawn & Vampirella crossover series, as well as Linsner's annual Dawn Sketchbooks (2011 to present). The graphic novel Dawn & Vampirella brings her comics career full circle by working with Dynamite/Dynamic Forces once again. In 2018 she will be working on the Vampirella series Roses For The Dead.

Mike Gordon - Mike is a podcaster, a publisher, and the writer of the creator-owned comic Tiki Zombie, produced with artist Peter Cutler (you just saw his name two paragraphs ago!). He has written a variety of other books offered through New Legends Productions.

Van Jensen - Van came to comics after a successful career as a magazine editor and a crime reporter. He is the creator of the Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer series and the Eisner-nominated graphic novel The Leg. His work has also appeared in the pages of The Flash and Green Lantern Corps, among other places. He is the writer of the original graphic novel Casino Royale, an edgy adaptation of the Ian Fleming novel that introduced James Bond to the world. He will be signing copies of Casino Royale and other projects here at Dr. No's on FCBD.

Joseph Michael Linsner - Joseph ichael Linsner has been writing and drawing the adventures of his creation Dawn since her first appearance in Cry For Dawn #1 in 1989. An award winning illustrator, Linsner has painted covers for all the major comics companies, adding his personal touch to Wolverine, The Black Cat, Conan, Killraven, Witchblade, Vampirella , and Harley Quinn, among others. He is currently working on Vampirella: Roses For The Dead and the next installation of his Dawn series.

Dean Motter - Writer, artist, and creator of Mister X, Dean has been in the business for a quarter-century. He is also the writer and artist of The Prisoner graphic novel based on the classic 1960s TV series, as well a the creator and writer of Terminal City and Electropolis. Dean's work has appeared in Batman: Gotham Knights, Wolverine, Batman: Nine Lives, Star Wars Tales, and many other books. He is  currently working on a new Mister X project, which will be colored by another Dr. No's FCBD guest, Julie Hadden Barclay.

Jorge Santiago Jr. - Jorge burst into comics as the artist of the acclaimed series Spencer and Locke, but that's not his only professional comics work. Jorge is also the writer and illustrator of Curse of the Eel, Requiem Sonata, and Rare Drops, among other projects.

Keep checking with us for more additions to Dr. No's Free Comic Book Day 2018 guest list--and make plans now to be a part of the fun!

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