Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Free Comic Book Day 2016

This Saturday, 7 May 2016 was yet again another Free Comic Book Day, hosted here by Three Alarm Comics.   

For those of you who are new to this,  FCBD has three stated purposes:
  1. To introduce the public to the joys of reading comics.
  2. To call back former comic book readers.
  3. To thank current comic book buyers for their continued support.

The web home of FCBD is here.  

FCBD has a long history and you can read the Wikipedia article here:  Free Comic Book Day

Three Alarm Comics of D’Iberville hosted Free Comic Book Day for this local area and the turn out was pretty good.  There were guest artists to be seen, costumes to be worn and comic books to be had by all.  This time around, there seemed to be a good deal of interest in Harley Quinn character with a fair number images and a several costumers.

I was especially pleased to see the younger crowd interested in comic books and in costuming.  The future of fandom lives in our ability to interest our young fans.

The great thing about comic books and graphic novels is their ability to gain the interest of some who may initially find reading a chore.  Kids who love to read and are around adults to love to read generally become good students and are more successful, at least in my opinion.  So let’s do some reading ourselves and also get kids reading. 

This year again was a successful FCBD and in no small part due to the efforts of the organizers, participation of the artists, and the turnout of eager fans.  Thanks to everybody for supporting and attending your local FCBD.

  Links to my previous FCBD posts

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