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Doctor Ellen’s Laboratory

Artist Ellen Stedfeld at Carmine Street Comics in NYC on FCBD.


I Put A Spell On You

Mutant, Inhuman… either way, she’s bewitching! Outside St. Mark’s Comics in NYC on FCBD.


Nom Nom Nom

Toe Tag Riot artist Sean Von Gorman stops for a snack at Forbidden Planet in NYC on FCBD.


Satisfied Customers

At Jim Hanley’s Universe in NYC on FCBD.

A Motley Crew…

Outside Midtown Comics Grand Central in NYC on FCBD.

Spidey Spanging

I know it’s hard to earn a living as a freelance photographer, but there has to be a better way to pay Aunt May’s bills. Outside Midtown Comics Times Square in NYC on FCBD.


Better Than Christmas…

A young fan watches the Midtown Comics team dish out the FCBD goodies. At Midtown Comics Times Square in NYC.

Inside Secret Headquarters

Clever pairings of free and non-free comics this Free Comic Book Day to keep the reading going.

FCBD Eastside LA Bike Tour Stop 2: Secret Headquarters


Silver Lake’s own Secret Headquarters, also off Sunset — a guaranteed classy experience, Free Comic Book Day or otherwise.

Mission: Comics and Art and Face Paint.

Down in San Francisco’s Mission District at Mission: Comics and Art, Neysa was spreading some Free Comic Book Day cheer by way of a little face painting. Comics reader Chantal wanted Finn drawn on her cheek, and was stoked with the results.

Nick Dragotta @ Isotope Comics.

Also at Isotope today, “East of West” artist Nick Dragotta taking the reigns as “Shop Boy” at James Sime’s Hayes Valley neighborhood store.

Never Too Young For Comics.

10 year old comics rock star Ethan Castillo from San Jose, CA doing a signing and sketches for Free Comic Book Day patrons at Isotope Comics.

Día del Cómic Gratis


Props to Marvel for releasing its FCBD offerings en español.

All Smiles at Comix Experience.

In San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood, readers Amélie and Chris lookin’ happy to browse through the stacks.

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