323 Creators Signing Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2018

This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. Lots of comic book stores are giving away comics, running sales, selling special items and… doing signings. Often with people who have worked on the very books given away. Here are a few we have been able to identify, state by state, country by country. There will be many more, so stay tuned!


ACME – Arizona Mini Comic Expo

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323 Creators Signing Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2018

4 Color Fantasies, Rancho Cucamonga

Garth Ennis signing.

Hi De Ho Comic-Con, Santa Monica

Signing and appearing, Comadres y Comics Podcast, Aftershock Comics, Stranger Comics, Fanbase Press, The For The Win Project, Jaime Hernandez (The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America, Love and Rockets), Johnny Parker II, Jay Sullivan (cover artist G.I. Joe), Marguerite Bennett (Animosity, InSexts, DC Comics Bombshells), Johnny Parker II (Broken, Black Fist & Brown Hand), TokyoPop, Darin Henry (writer/publisher SitComics), Joshua Henaman & Andy Taylor (Bigfoot Sword of the Earthman), Nathanial Osollo (The Shadow People Are Here, Point of You), Christie Shinn (Hora Tora Studios), Poe Noir, Robert Roach (The Roach, Menthu), Chris Thorne (YourZombieFuture.com), David Lucarelli (Tinsel Town), Terry Mayo (The Wicked Righteous), Allen Carter (Damn Tourists!)

Wow Cool, Cupertino

Yancey Labat signing DC Superhero Girls FCBD as well as Peter S. Conrad and Gideon O. Egbuchulam.

Pulp Fiction, Culver City

11am-3pm Hobby Squad illustrator Shauna Klebesadel

Knowhere Games & Comics, San Marcos

Aspen Signing Event and Deth Phimmasone

Earth-2 Comics, Sherman Oaks

4pm-7pm Brian K Vaughan signing free copies of the Free Comic Book Day edition of Barrier, along with up to 4 other items.

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Golden Apple, Los Angeles

11am-2pm Brian K Vaughan, Michael McMillian, Paul Eiding, Richard Fairgray
2pm-4pm David Clarke, Walter Bryant

Knowhere Games & Comics, San Marcos

12-2PM – JOHN BARBER writer of this Free Comic Book Days Transformers



Blastoff Comics, North Hollywood

Signing with STAR TREK: MIRROR BROKEN creators Scott Tipton, David Tipton and James Kenneth Woodward, 10am to 1pm

Comic Bug at Manhattan Beach on the Saturday  and Culver City on the Sunday 

Manhattan Beach:

James O'Barr (The Crow)
Chiara Bautista (www.chiarabautista.com)
Scott Koblish (The Many Deaths of Scott Koblish)
Barbara Kesel (Shadowzone)
Ryan Odagawa (Shadowzone)
Joe Allard (www.designdevil.com)
Renae Geerlings (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Brandon McKinney (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Jeff Kline (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Rafael Navarro (Guns A' Blazin'!)
Mike Wellman (Guns A' Blazin'!)
Luke Lizalde (Mac Afro)
Don Walker (Agent Wild)
DJ Kirkbride (Amelia Cole)
Dan Wickline (Metal Hurlant)
Vince Hernandez (Charismagic)
Frank Mastromauro (Overtaken)
Karl Altstaetter (Emerald City Blues)
Kids Entertainment (HoneyDew and MaryLu)
Lord Mesa (www.lordmesa.com)

James Jameson (American Gods)
Stephan Franck (Silver)
Ben Russel (www.benrussel.com)
Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Brandon McKinney (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Nicole Dubic (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Kevin Altieri (Batman: The Animated Series)
Brad Rader (Batman: The Animated Series)
Rafael Navarro (Guns A' Blazin'!)
Mike Wellman (Guns A' Blazin'!)
David Blake Lucarelli (Tinseltown)
Zack Kaplan (Port of Earth)
Joe Burns (Danica Shade)
Terry Mayo (The Wicked Righteous)
DJ Kirkbride (Amelia Cole)
Melina Chavarria (The Magic Glasses)
Amy Hay (Tea!)
Saddler Ward (Kids Entertainment)
Lord Mesa (www.lordmesa.com)
David Pepose (Spencer & Locke)
Yuan Twins (Inspector Oh)
Pornsak Picheshote (Infidel)
Marcus Newsome (Lightning Strikes)
Andres Salazar (Pariah, Missouri)
Allen Carter (Damn Tourists)
Christie Shin (Hora Tora Studios)
Don Schmidt (Steamfunk)
Mike Ahn (Out of Order)
BadApple (Repo: Thief for Hire)
Terrance Grace (The Locksmith)
Brandon Perlow (Watson & Holmes)
Michael Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
Roland de Aragon (Illegal Aliens)
Ivan Ruiz (Luchador Monster Artist)



Collector's Paradise in Pasadena and Winnetka have Free Comic Book May

323 Creators Signing Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2018


Mile High Comics Mega-Store, Denver

Wendy and Richard Pini signing


Hygienic Art, New London

5-7pm Choose Your Own Adventure Comic Reading & Signing with Bradley Sheridan, Rach Featherston, Jason Deeble, Gabby Shea, and Joe Dykas



Coliseum Downtown, Lakeland

Signing/sketching: Aaron Conley (Sabertooth Swordsman, Rocket Raccoon & Groot, Secret Wars: Battleworld) and Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion.


Castle Perilous Games & Books, Carbondale
Hugh Richard Williams signing the Rixey Files323 Creators Signing Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2018

Dreamland Comics, Libertyville

Signing/sketching with Russell Lissau, Trevor Mueller and Mark Stegbauer (Ghoul Scouts, Dinner at Dante's)


323 Creators Signing Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2018

New England Comics

Eastern Massachusetts premier comic book retailer. With locations in Quincy, Brockton, Norwood, Malden, New Bedford, Brookline, Harvard


Aw Yeah Comics, Harrison

Tee Franklin, Sara Richard, Jamar Nicholas, Franco, Steve Ellis, and David Gallaher

JHU, Staten Island

From 1 to 3 PM, Rich Perrotta signing "Scissor Sisters" and "Hacksaw: Jim Duggan"!

Midtown Comics, Downtown

323 Creators Signing Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2018

Signing Clayton Crain 2pm

4th World Comics, Smithtown

10am-12pm Artist: Reilly Brown (Deadpool) Artist: Cory Smith (TMNT, Weapon H) Writer: Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies) 12pm-2pm Artist: Sean Von Gorman (Toe Tag Riot) Artist: Amy Reeder (Batwoman, Rocket Girl) 1pm-4pm Writer: Peter David (Spider-Man 2099, Ben Reilly) Artist: Crees (Vampirella, Capt. Canuck) 4pm-7pm Sketch Artist: Scott Harrison

Escape Pod Comics, Huntington (FREE COMIC BOOK SUNDAY)

Shea Fontana (DC Superhero Girls) 11:30am-2pm
Chris Duffy (editor of Spongebob Comics) &
Gregory Benton (Spongebob Comics, B+F, Smoke) 3-5pm
Brenden Fletcher (Isola, Motor Crush, Gotham Academy, Batgirl, Power Rangers: Pink) 5-8pm

Matthew Summo (Dedication, All-Star FUBAR) 12-2pm
Joe Ciano (Tales of Happenstance, The Black Woods) & Joshua Hixson (The Black Woods, Shanghai Red) 4-6 PM

ComicMix Mine!: Comics for Planned Parenthood editors Joe Corallo, Molly Jackson & Publisher/Colorists Glenn Hauman
as well as Mine! Contributors:
Andrea Shockling (Subjective Line Weight, Best Year of my Life) & Mindy Newell (Wonder Woman)
Matt Miner (Gwar, Toe Tag Riot, All-Star Fubar)
Lara Antal & Dave Kelly (Tales of the Night Watchman, So What? Press)


Rebel Base Comics & Toys, Charlotte

Signing: John Hartness, Alexandra Christian and A.J. Hartley and the Charlotte Geeks.

Fanboy Comics, Wilmington

Signing: Tom Fleming


Packrat Comics, Hillard

Signing: Dirk Manning , Michael Watson, Sean Forney, Stephanie Forney, Tom Williams

Comic Town in Columbus

Signing: Zac Thompson for the debut of RELAY #0 and Q&A session


Voyages Toys, Comics, & Games, Cannon Beach, Oregon

2p-4p Cat Farris for the release of her new graphic novel "My Boyfriend is a Bear".


323 Creators Signing Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2018

Comics Vault, Altoona

Signing: Wayne Faucher and Steve Geiger


Soundwave Comics, Summerville
Signing from Christine Brunson, Matthew David Smith, Jeremy Massie of Amazing Age.


Rick's Comic City‎, Nashville

Signing by Frank Tieri

Comics Exchange, Knoxville

Signing, Kyle Higgins of FCBD MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS Shattered Grid SPECIAL.


Zeus Comics, Dallas

Michael Lark: Lazarus, Daredevil, Batman, Gotham Central
Joe Eisma: Riverdale, Flash, Archies, Faith
Kat Leyh: Lumberjanes, SuperCakes, Adventure Time
Lilah Sturges: House of Mystery, Thor: Worthy Origins
Chad Thomas: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars Adventures
Ken Lowery: The Night Driver, When the Devil Drives, Like A Virus
Andy Hirsch: Science Comics, Varmints, Garfield
Gavin Guidry: The Night Driver, The Death Defying
Shonuff Studio: Aerobicide, Zombie Kitty
Emily Rose: Emily Rose Art & Illustration
Dan Peeler/Charlie Rose: Young Dragons of Romania
Khalid Robertson – BIGS, Champion of Children
Bronte Erwin – BIGS
Fully Artomatic
Pamela Buchunam
Unearthly Comics

Collected: WOW, Fort Worth

Chris Johnson signing


Comic Logic Books & Artwork, Ashburn

Signing: Tyrone Selby, Matt Herms, Majik Mike & The Golden Stitch/ Dawn of the Thread


Powers Comics, Green Bay

Signing with John Jackson Miller

House of Heroes Comics + Games, Oshkosh

Signing with John Jackson Miller from 12-2pm, GABO from 11am, Brian Defferding from opening.




Okanagan Sports Cards & Comics, Kelowna

323 Creators Signing Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2018

Ed Brisson signing

8th Dimension, Vancouver

Signing: Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto and David Dedrick for Sparks signing.


Gotham Central Comics and Collectibles, Mississauga

323 Creators Signing Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2018

Signing with: Jason Fabok, Ty Templeton, Jim Zub, Richard Comely, Jason Loo, Andrew Thomas, Oliver Castaneda, Paul Limgenco, Rb White, Sam Noir, Eric Barnett, Carol Zara

Stadium Comics, Brampton

Signing with Leonard Kirk of FCBD CAPTAIN CANUCK – INVASION!



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Orbital Comics, London

2000AD Regen signing: Matt Smith, Alec Worley, Colin Bell, Tanya Roberts, Ned Hartley, Neil Googe, Pye Parr, INDIO, Owen Michael Johnson and editor Keith Richardson.

Forbidden Planet, London

Signing: FCBD Doctor Who creators Rachael Stott, George Mann and cover artist Simon Myers

Gosh Comics, London

Kids Drawing Workshop Table, where artists will join kids aged 8-12 at our drawing table with artists from the Flying Eye Books (Ben Newman and special guests), Bog Eyed Books and friends (Tor Freeman and Sarah Mcintyre) and Improper Books (Laura Trinder and friends). All kids participating will also get a grab-bag of FCBD titles.
Live painting in the shop windows with Dan White, Crom, Lord Hurk, Lizzy Stewart, Paul Shinn and Isabel Greenberg.
1-2pm Guardian Cartoonists Signing, with Stephen Collins, Tom Gauld, and Simone Lia.

323 Creators Signing Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2018

3-4pm The Wicked + The Divine signing with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie.

5-6pm Michael and Laura Allred signing.

Raygun Comics, Richmond

Hamish Steele, author of the Pantheon and upcoming all-ages graphic novel DeadEndia, signing through the day.

Portsmouth Comicon, Portsmouth

Signing: Walter Simonson, Louise Simonson, Rafael Albuquerque, Frank Quitely, Rob Williams, Cully Hamner, Gene Ha, Shelly Bond, Dirk Wood, Eric Stephenson,  Shawn Martinbrough, Chris Weston, Russell Walks, Kevin Jenkins, Laurence Campbell, Declan Shalvey, Dave Dorman, Simon Fraser, Sean Phillips, Emi Lenox, Philip Bond, David Michael Beck, RM Guera, Jeff Carlisle, Andrew Wildman, Ben Templesmith, Ulrich Zeidler, Randy Stradley, Alison Sampson, Gary Erskine, and Ian Edgington.


Comic Odyssey Robinsons Galleria, Quezon City
Mervin Malonzo, Toto Madayag, Ed Tadeo, Tepai Pascual, Jon Zamar, Lyndon Gregorio, Ariel Atienza, Omeng Estanislao, Peejay Catacutan, Freely Abrigo, Allen Geneta

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