Free Comic Book Day Events in Los Angeles
May 7 is the first Saturday of May and, as many comic book lovers know, that means it's Free Comic Book Day. The annual event encourages people to support their local comic book shop with loads of freebies courtesy of comic book publishers. In addition to the goodies, stores oftentimes set up special events, including signings, Q/A panels and sketch sessions with comic book artists and writers. We've included a few of the events that are on our radar below. If you know of anything else happening in the Los Angeles area, let us know in the comment section. Don't forget to check the store locator to find out which stores are participating in your area.
Liz Ohanesian You can get your Free Comic Book Day Dark Crystal book signed at Meltdown Comics tomorrow.
There's a lot going on at Meltdown Comics on Saturday. The day will start with free copies of Mouse Guard/The Dark Crystal Flip Book, which customers can have signed by Brian Holguin (writer for The Dark Crystal) and David Petersen (writer/artist for Mouse Guard) between 11 a.m. at 3 p.m., at which time you can also watch The Dark Crystal and check out Skeksis statues.
At 1 p.m., the creators of Reed Gunther will be teaching a comics class for kids. From 2-3:30 p.m., Jeff Cahn (Red Spike) and Owen Wiseman (Samurai's Blood) will sign.
Jason JFish Fischer will be at Meltdown from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. He'll have free copies of JFish in LA on hand as well as a few of copies of the naughty monster comic Junqueland.
In the Meltdown Gallery at 4 p.m., Joshua Hale Fialkov and Kody Chamberlain will appear for discussion and signings. Following that, there will an opening reception for Key & Dornberger & Gabbe & Key.
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Both Earth-2 locations will feature special guests Geoff Johns and Jeph Loeb. The two writers will appear at the Sherman Oaks outpost from 12- 2 p.m. They'll stop by Northridge from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
In addition artists Todd Brocasso Harris and Justin Rodrigues will be on hand to sketch for customers at both shops. They will be in Sherman Oaks from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and Northridge from 1 - 3 p.m. Michael Broussard will be sketching at the Northridge location from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA
8967 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324
Over on Melrose Avenue, comic creators and superheroes will be at Golden Apple. Matt Hawkins, Jeff Cahn and Owen Weisman will start off the signing sessions at 10 a.m. with Walter Koenig taking over at noon. The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman will appear alongside Jason Howard at 2 p.m. Marc Andreyko, Brian McCarthy and Michael Lent will round out the sessions at 4 p.m. Also appear is Scott Shaw, who will provide Simpsons sketches.
7018 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Golden Apple Website