Free Comic Book Day has outgrown the confines of Zia Comics. Instead of making the event smaller, we decided on the opposite. We are making the event bigger, adding more guests, and doing more cool stuff.
Remember back in the first paragraph where we said FCBD has outgrown our store capacity? We searched high and low to find a suitable venue to host this event. We found our location at the Mesilla Valley Mall.
Zia Comics Free Comic Book Day will be held just inside the mall entrance from the movie theater. The same location where they do pics with the Easter Bunny and Santa.
No more waiting in line to come inside the store and pick out your free comics (Fire Marshal code). This bigger space allows us to have LOTS more guest artists as well. We are bringing in 2 of the current artists working on DC Comics Titans title. We are also bringing in a load of local comic book talent. We will also have cosplayers, games, and Dave & Buster’s will be giving away cool swag.
Remember if you come in costume you can’t wear a mask walking around the mall. You will be allowed to wear your mask in the Zia Comics FCBD area only.
Here is our guest list so far:
DC Comics artist Brett Booth (Backlash, Flash, Titans) will be in attendance. He will be available for custom sketches and will be selling signed prints of his work.
DC Comics artis Norm Rapmund (Teen Titans, Flash, Titans) will be in attendance. He will also be available for custom sketches and will be selling signed prints of his work.
Artist Jaime Carrillo will be doing custom sketches, selling signed prints of his work, and selling copies of his books.
Artist Ben Jones will be doing custom sketches, selling signed prints of his work, and selling copies of his self published comic, Asgard.
Artist Juan Muro will be doing custom sketches and selling signed prints of his work.
Artist Daniel Campos (Marvel & DC) will be doing custom sketches and selling signed prints of his work.
Artist Andy Perez will be doing custom sketches and selling signed prints of his work.
Ray Ramos is the creator of El Valiente, Hell’s Pass, and El Paso’s Book of the Dead: A Guide to Surviving the Zombie Holocaust.
Cosplayer Ginny Di will be in attendance in costume. She will be selling signed prints of her cosplay photos.
Cosplayer Christina Dark will be in attendance in costume. She will be selling signed prints of her cosplay photos.
The Vhe’rang Clan of Mandalorian Mercs Star Wars costuming group will be in attendance.
Military Gamer Supply will have their Artemis Spaceship Bridge simulator set up as well as other various games.
Dave and Busters of El Paso will be in attendance with lots of cool freebies and goodies.
We will have a limited number of the FCBD 2017 Funko POP! Marvel: Iron Fist PREVIEWS Exclusive Vinyl Figure (White Costume Version). This item has been allocated and quantities are limited.
And of course, FREE COMICS! (while supplies last). For a list of what comics will be given away visit http://www.freecomicbookday.com/catalog
Mark the day on your calendar. This is one you won’t want to miss.