Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Free Comic Book Day Wrap-Up!

Well, Free Comic Book Day has come & gone once again. It's always a fun experience, and this year was no exception.

I spent Saturday at Lightning Comics in Coeur d'Alene, ID, sketching away like crazy with other members of the Comicsmiths Guild and Joshua Covey, another awesome local artist who we just met that day. It was a packed house pretty much the whole time, and the day was mostly a blur of people and drawing. We were scheduled to be there from 10-3, and ended up staying till 4 since there were still people coming in.

A few other guys from the Guild were over at Merlyns in Spokane on Saturday, and apparently it was just as crazy over there as well. It's great to know FCBD did it's job and got people in the doors of comic shops to check them out. Hopefully some of them will come back and become regular readers.

Myself and a couple other Guild members came back to Merlyns on Sunday, as the owner was extending the FCBD festivities to the whole weekend. It wasn't near as busy, but that might have a lot to do with the day also being the annual Bloomsday Run, a huge local event that draws most of the city's attention. But we still ended up doing a few sketches while we there.

Below are some of the sketches I did both days (click the pics to enlarge) - unfortunately there were quite a few I didn't get photos of.

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