Media Release — It’s that wonderful time of year – time to visit your local comic shop and get some FREE comic books! That’s right, this Saturday, May 7, is Free Comic Book Day all over the world!
This year, Top Shelf is proud to announce the launch of the TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB — a new umbrella covering all of our kid-friendly titles! So on Saturday, grab your free Top Shelf Kids Club comic book for a collection of new stories featuring:
Owly by Andy Runton
Korgi by Christian Slade
Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher by James Kochalka
Upside Down by Jess Smart Smiley
Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken by Ray Friesen
Okie Dokie Donuts by Chris “Elio” Eliopoulos
PLUS: you can JOIN the Kids Cluband get an awesome FREE POSTER featuring all the Top Shelf Kids Club characters, shipped right to your door, so sign up today!
To celebrate Free Comic Book Day, our authors will be making appearances all over the country:
Andy Runton (Owly) – Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus, GA
Jess Smart Smiley (Upside Down) – Dragon’s Keep in Provo, UT
Ray Friesen (Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken) – ‘Collectors Paradise’ in Canoga Park, CA
Paul Tobin (Gingerbread Girl) – Things From Another World in Portland, OR
Robert Venditti (The Homeland Directive, The Surrogates) – Richard’s Comics and Collectables in Greenville, SC
Jeffrey Brown (Incredible Change-Bots, Clumsy) – Comix Revolution in Evanston, IL
Rich Koslowski and J.D. Arnold (BB Wolf & the Three LPs) – Comicopolis in Santa Cruz, CA
Meanwhile, a whole gang of authors will be in Toronto for TCAF, all weekend (May 7-8): Ludovic Debeurme (Lucille), Jess Fink (Chester 5000), Eric Skillman (Liar’s Kiss), Jeff Lemire (Essex County), Matt Kindt (Super Spy), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole), and Kathryn & Stuart Immonen (Moving Pictures)!
AND publishers Chris Staros and Brett Warnock will be in Stockholm for the Swedish Small Press Expo!
So basically, just walk out your front door on Saturday and you’ll probably bump into somebody from Top Shelf. Hope to see you soon!