On the first Saturday in May each year, participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. This is a great way to bring those who may be unfamiliar with the comic book medium into the fold.
This year, Fanbase Press is thrilled to announce its very first Free Comic Book Day exclusive: a FREE limited edition copy of Quince #1 - with one side of the comic printed in English and the other side printed in Spanish. The first 200 attendees at Hi De Ho Comics on May 6th will receive their very own copy of Quince #1! Quince is a 15-issue digital comic book series that follows a year in the life of Lupe, a 15-year-old girl who discovers that her quinceañera brings with it a super cool party . . . and superpowers. Her quince powers only last as long as she’s fifteen, so over the course of this rollercoaster year, we follow the adventures of Lupe as she figures out what it really means to be a hero. Emphasizing diversity, family, and female empowerment, Quince’s creative team includes sisters Kit Steinkellner (writer - Z: The Beginning of Everything) and Emma Steinkellner (artist - Pow Slam Sparkle), creator Sebastian Kadlecik (Penguins vs. Possums), and translator Valeria Tranier (The Maze Runner, Friday Night Lights, Doctor Who). The comic book series is being released digitally through ComiXology on the 15th of every month in English and Spanish. In addition, the English-language series will be collected into a printed trade paperback that will be released on Monday, October 23, 2017.
Here are three great places to find Fanbase Press on Free Comic Book Day:
Hi De Ho Comics - Santa Monica, CA
Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon will be on hand all day (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) at Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, CA, with copies of their graphic novels and comics, including Hero Hotel, Penguins vs. Possums, Something Animal, Identity Thief, Fearworms: Selected Poems, and The Arcs! As a special treat, Fanbase Press will be selling the official Fanbase Press t-shirt in sizes Small - XXL AND the Fanbase pin, so that attendees may show their geek pride in style. Plus, don't miss your chance to pre-order a copy of Fanbase Press' upcoming all-ages graphic novels, Quince and The Gamma Gals!
*Be sure to stop by Hi De Ho Comics from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for your chance to meet Quince's creative team (Sebastian Kadlecik, Kit Steinkellner, and Emma Steinkellner) and to pick up the Quince #1 Free Comic Book Day exclusive (while supplies last)!
The Comic Bug - Manhattan Beach, CA / The Comic Bug - Culver City, CA
Comic fans local to Manhattan Beach should also visit The Comic Bug's Free Comic Book Day festivities to meet Yehudi Mercado, creator/writer/artist of Fanbase Press' all-ages graphic novel, Hero Hotel. Yehudi will be at the Manhattan Beach location on May 6th and the Culver City location on May 7th.
Earth-2 Comics - Sherman Oaks, CA
For fans of the ongoing series, Penguins vs. Possums, creator/co-writer/co-artist Sebastian Kadlecik will be providing sketches and signing at Earth-2 Comics' Sherman Oaks shop from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
We hope that you will join us in celebrating this wonderful geek holiday!