Media Release — Legendary artist and creator Sergio Aragonés has lent his considerable artistic talents to create the first-ever Free Comic Book Day Commemorative Artist T-shirt.
“We wanted to create a unique annual event T-shirt and who better to start with than Sergio?” commented FCBD spokesperson Elissa Lynch. “We think he’s done a beautiful job of capturing the excitement and personalities found in comic shops and on Free Comic Book Day.”
Perfect for celebrating this year’s Free Comic Book Day, the FCBD Commemorative Artist T-Shirt is the start of a new tradition, with a new artist to provide artwork for the special design each year.
“I’m very proud, of course,” said Sergio about being the first FCBD artist. “The art is not based on any one comic book shop, it is my imagination—it is how I think shops look like, full of young readers, moms, super heroes reading and buying comics.”
This year’s shirt from the fan-favorite Groo creator and MAD Magazine legend will be available in white, black, and purple, in sizes ranging from Small through XXL. Proceeds from the sale of the shirts will go to
support FCBD10’s marketing and promotional efforts, with $1 from each T-shirt sale also being donated to Sergio’s elected charity, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
T-shirts will be available in comic book shops starting early April, 2010.
For additional information about these commemorative T-shirts and other FCBD10 merchandise, be sure to visit your local comic book ship and pick up the January issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog, in stores on January 6, 2010.
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ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY— Now in its ninth year, Free Comic Book Day is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice-of-life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!