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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2016 with Fanbase Press at Blastoff ComicsFest, The Comic Bug, and Earth-2 Comics!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right, it’s almost time for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! You’re invited to join Fanboy Comics (soon to become Fanbase Press) and a host of talented comic book creators, cosplayers, and other wonderful vendors in celebrating this special day on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at three exciting comic book locations throughout Southern California!  With appearances at the 2nd Annual Blastoff ComicsFest at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood, CA, The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA, and both of Earth-2 Comics‘ locations in Northridge and Sherman Oaks, CA, you’re sure to have a day full of comics and fun! 

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.

Here are three great places to find Fanbase Press on Free Comic Book Day:

The 2nd Annual Blastoff Comics Fest

Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon will be on hand all day at Blastoff ComicsFest (launched by comic book retailer Blastoff Comics in conjunction with Knitting Factory Entertainment) with copies of all of their graphic novels and comics, including Penguins vs. Possums, Something Animal, Identity Thief, Fearworms: Selected Poems, and The Arcs.  This will also be your first chance to purchase your very own Fanbase Press t-shirt!  In addition, talented LA-area artists Chris Anderson (Lost Angels), David Flores (Dead Future King), and Chris Thorne (Sketch Card Artist, Penguins vs. Possums #7 Pin-up Artist) will be at the Fanbase Press booth throughout the day, providing free sketches for attendees. (A full signing schedule for the artists is listed below.)

Missed last year’s Blastoff Comics Fest?  Here’s a recap of last year’s event:


The Comic Bug – Manhattan Beach

Comic fans local to Manhattan Beach should also visit The Comic Bug‘s Free Comic Book Day festivities to meet Matt Jacobs, artist for The Arcs and the recent Faith No More comic. 

Earth-2 Comics – Northridge and Sherman Oaks

For fans of the ongoing series, Penguins vs. Possums, co-writers/artists Sebastian Kadlecik and John Bring will be providing sketches at not one, but TWO comic book locations this year!  Kadlecik and Bring will first be signing at Earth-2 Comics’ Northridge shop from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., followed by another signing at the Sherman Oaks shop from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

We hope that you will join us in celebrating this wonderful geek holiday! 


All Day
Bryant Dillon (Identity Thief, Something Animal) – AVAILABLE FOR SKETCHES!

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Chris Anderson (Lost Angels) – AVAILABLE FOR SKETCHES!

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Chris Thorne (Sketch Card Artist, Penguins vs. Possums #7 Pin-up Artist) – AVAILABLE FOR SKETCHES!

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
David Flores (Dead Future King) – AVAILABLE FOR SKETCHES!

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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