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Offline Thomas Grey

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Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« on: May 4, 2005, 11:23 PM »
Anyone going to take advantage of this and go to their local comic shop and load up?

I am actually sitting at a table in a comic shop in Longmont, Colorado with 2 other aspiring or established comic book artists to do sketches for kids of all ages, do some self-promo and some inking demonstrations.

I know that there is an ROTS title available on FCBD, so that's reason enough! No reason not to go and get some cool free stuff. Most shops will also be having amazing sales and deals on back issues (the shop I'll be at - Time Warp Comics - is doing a 50% off back issues and massive toy sale and clearance.

So, get off your butts and make it out this Saturday to your nearest comic store and enjoy the free!
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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 5, 2005, 02:02 PM »
I'll definately be going - although I probably won't benefit from any big sales. I really would like to pick up the Clone Wars TPB 5 and up, but the guy who sells comics out here basically dropped all of the Star Wars comics and TPB's... said that they weren't selling very well for him. Which means I stick with Books-A-Million or Amazon.com (who don't really care about comics).

He will have some of his Star Wars busts and figures on sale, though - so I'll probably score at least something besides the free comic...

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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 6, 2005, 12:28 PM »
This is a little off the topic, but I recently noticed that my local WalMart has a boxed edition of the original Marvel comics adaptions of the OTC films. They were on sale for like $21.99. Not too shabby. I'd be happy to see what I can do to help you get SW graphic novel/collections. Anything to try and keep people from buying GN or TPBs at a corporate franchise...
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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 8, 2005, 02:33 PM »
We had a few troopers at the comic shop here. Star Wars was VERY poplular this
year, and we went with that (not that my arm needed twisting  ;) ).
Every kid that got a SW comic wanted it signed by the troopers! We hadn`t
expected that and it worked out great. I think we had 3 comics left out of the 500
FCBD SW comics we got.

The press showed up and loved seeing the troopers there as well, they looked
great on TV, lol

Scroll down to the bottom picture set to see the trooper pics:
http://www.essentialcomics.com/fcbd05.html

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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 8, 2005, 05:22 PM »
I didn't get the free comic because I got hit bad Friday night with a stomache virus - absolutely sucks! 

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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 8, 2005, 05:42 PM »
PM your addy, if we have any left I`ll get one in the mail to ya.
They do have a store sticker on them, just so you know, in case you
are looking for a book to CGC or something.

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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 8, 2005, 10:18 PM »
That's great Sithbaker and that sucks Brad!

I spent 7 hours at a table and drew about 6 or 7 drawings. The SW comics were gone quick. I didn't even get one! I also had a request to draw Boba Fett and Yoda and both drawings came out quite good. I was in that zone where time doesn't exist and really into my drawing and I actually am proud of what I ended up with. I sat next to Jeff Lafferty who is a local artist, but really amazing. I felt insignificant next to him, but when he told me he thought my work was cool, I felt better. I mean, he does it for a living and has the luxury of drawing every day and honing his skill. He has done a few Marvel titles and now is focused mainly on freelance illustration (oil paintings) and self-published comic stuff. Check out his stuff at:

http://www.jefflafferty.com

I mean I'm struggling to get a drawing done and do okay on it and he's whipping out these ridiculously nice drawings in no time. But, it was fun and cool. I had a sign that said:

Thomas Studholme
- not published
-not famous
- just a guy who draws pretty well, loves comics and knows the owner well.

People got a laugh from my self-deprication.

It did wonders to motivate me to keep drawing and get things going again!
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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 8, 2005, 10:47 PM »
That's great Sithbaker and that sucks Brad!

I spent 7 hours at a table and drew about 6 or 7 drawings. The SW comics were gone quick. I didn't even get one! I also had a request to draw Boba Fett and Yoda and both drawings came out quite good. I was in that zone where time doesn't exist and really into my drawing and I actually am proud of what I ended up with. I sat next to Jeff Lafferty who is a local artist, but really amazing. I felt insignificant next to him, but when he told me he thought my work was cool, I felt better. I mean, he does it for a living and has the luxury of drawing every day and honing his skill. He has done a few Marvel titles and now is focused mainly on freelance illustration (oil paintings) and self-published comic stuff. Check out his stuff at:

http://www.jefflafferty.com

I mean I'm struggling to get a drawing done and do okay on it and he's whipping out these ridiculously nice drawings in no time. But, it was fun and cool. I had a sign that said:

Thomas Studholme
- not published
-not famous
- just a guy who draws pretty well, loves comics and knows the owner well.

People got a laugh from my self-deprication.

It did wonders to motivate me to keep drawing and get things going again!

I`ll trade ya a SW FCBD Comic for a Stormie or Clonetrooper drawing  ;D
Or, I`ll just send ya one. PM with your addy. I know we have at least 2 left.
Towards the end of the day, we kept a small stack behind the counter for kids
who wanted them signed.

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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 9, 2005, 12:21 AM »
I'd be happy to do a trade, but I'll get back to you about that soon.

I'm wondering about something...

I was lucky enough to get 1 of the 3 mini stickfa FCBD figures the comic store I 'appeared ' at had sent to them. Were they plentiful at your place or not? I'm just curious about how rare they are and whether it was a fluke in my area or a national phenomenon.

I'll contact you soon to work out details for a trade.
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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 9, 2005, 01:56 AM »
Anyone have any extras? I wasnt able to get to my comic shop on Saturday either.  :( PM me if you have an extra.
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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 9, 2005, 07:05 AM »
I'd be happy to do a trade, but I'll get back to you about that soon.

I'm wondering about something...

I was lucky enough to get 1 of the 3 mini stickfa FCBD figures the comic store I 'appeared ' at had sent to them. Were they plentiful at your place or not? I'm just curious about how rare they are and whether it was a fluke in my area or a national phenomenon.

I'll contact you soon to work out details for a trade.

We had 3 or 4 bags of the FCBD Minimates, and they went very fast. Same with
the Batman heroclix. I think we went through 5 bags of them. Neither I would
consider rare, just depends how many were ordered at your local shop.
They are still available for order, actually.


Metaljedi, I`ll see how many we have left and get back to you.
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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2005, 02:37 PM »
Hey Baker, I'll shoot you my addy, but before you send it off I'll try and run by the comic shop tomorrow and see if they don't have any left over.

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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2005, 03:48 AM »
Does anyone have an extra? I was supposed to get one in the mail from someone but never received it. I know Im probably S.O.L. but I thought I would give one last try.
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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2005, 08:14 PM »
I only have this one, but my pal told me that his local shop actually still had some... might wanna try the shop just in case!

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Re: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th!!!
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2005, 11:49 PM »
Just look around or call your local shops, they are usually everywhere, and in pretty good supply.
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