Joe Field On Ten Years Of Free Comic Book Day

Ten years ago, Joe Field started Free Comic Book Day. Last weekend was the eleventh such event. He writes for Bleeding Cool;

FCBD 2012 was a lot of fun! At Flying Colors, more than 1200 people came through the store. That was a bit bigger crowd than last year, but with the store's new layout, it seemed to be more comfortable for everyone.

Photos and stories are posted on the Flying Colors Facebook page.

Once again, the media came out in a big way, with an NBC report that carried the FCBD message internationally, along with so much other coverage that it seemed the whole world was talking comics!

Diamond Comic Distributors have a tough job to do with FCBD, moving 3.5+ million comics through the system in a short time in addition to all the regular product, so kudos to their warehouse staff for doing the job. I also want to call out the work done by Leslie Bowser, Diamond's AD/PR Manager who scored big-time with the publicity!

With 2000 retailers participating in more than 40 countries, FCBD is really becoming a true holiday all about comics, so I extend my thanks to the efforts of so many retailers who stepped up and did everything they could to make the day a big success.

Less than 360 days until Free Comic Book Day 2013!

Joe Field On Ten Years Of Free Comic Book Day

Show us your comics, Flying Colors Faithful!

Joe Field On Ten Years Of Free Comic Book Day

City of Concord Mayor Ron Leone was on hand to deliver and official proclamation in honor of Flying Colors and Free Comic Book Day.

Joe Field On Ten Years Of Free Comic Book Day

The full Flying Colors' crew for Free Comic Books features all of our regular staff, plus several returning alumni staff, along with friends and volunteers. The photo also features our two Special Guests for the event, artist Georges Jeanty (Buffy) and writer Zack Whedon (Serenity/Star Wars).

Joe Field On Ten Years Of Free Comic Book Day

With so many cool new titles available for the FCBD giveaway, Flying Colors staffer Leticia and Susie guide new and returning readers to comics they'll want to come back to time and again.


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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