Psst….hey you. Yeah you. You know what’s happening on Saturday May 6th, 2017? I’ll give you a clue…
Hell yeah, it is! FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, 2017! Come one, come all, to the Free Comic Book Day Ball! *
As ever, we’ll be throwing ourselves wholeheartedly into the day, so why don’t you come and join us? We’ll have activities and signings going all through the day, and of course we’ll have FREE COMICS. You like FREE COMICS, don’t you?
And what about those comics? We’ll have a massive range of FCBD 2017 titles available on the day, especially ones aimed at a younger audience. Because if comics can’t be for kids, we’re all doomed to future irrelevance as a cultural curiousity! We’ll be opening early to accommodate the day, so get in the queue nice and early. Here’s the rules:
- Free comics will be available behind the counter downstairs.
- Five per person, maximum one copy of each.
- First come, first served.
- Please respect your fellow comic fans on the day.
Here at Gosh we like to make FCBD a real family affair, and so we’ll be kicking off as always with our popular Kids Drawing Workshop Table, where a plethora of artists will join kids aged 6-12 at our drawing table. No need to book, no payment required: just pop along and join when a space becomes available. We’ve got an amazing range of artists from the Phoenix Comic (Faz Choudhury, Lorenzo Etherington, Fred Fordham and James Turner), Flying Eye Books (Ella Bailey, Katie Harnett & Joe Todd-Stanton ) & Bog Eyed Books and friends (Gary Northfield, Wilbur Dawbarn, Roger Langridge & Alexander Matthews)! All kids participating will also get a grab-bag of FCBD titles.
And while that’s going on, we’ll also have an incredible line-up of artists doing live painting in our windows! Lizzy Stewart, Dan White, Rebecca Bagley, Rachael Stott, Eleni Kalorkati and Lando will all be working away with paints and pens, so pop along to see some Real Live Artists at work!
Then from 1-2pm, we have an Oni Press Signing, with John Allison, Marc Ellerby and Sarah Graley!
You can have a little break after that, if you like, but be sure to be back here for 3-4pm when we’ll have a Big Screen Signing with a trio of writers on top film-related comics! Al Ewing, Kieron Gillen & Rob Williams will be joining us for the hour!
And finally, what would FCBD be without a tip of the hat to 2000AD? Dan Abnett, Rufus Dayglo and Richard Elson will be here from 4-5pm to sign for you lucky, lucky people!
So mark it in your diaries and get your butts down here! There are things going on all over town, all day long, so make it a West End comics day (but especially a Gosh! Comics day!)
Saturday May 6th: Free Comic Book Day 2017. See you there!
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*Not an actual ball. Maybe next year.