For an event the day started later than normal for me, I had the pleasure of being invited by Captain Chuck to attend Chucks Comics Free Comic Book Day as a Creative Guest. Which meant a 10.30 setup time under the canopy at the front of the store next to the HSQ Legend Andre Campbell and his most excellent comic books. By the time I got there the line had already formed and was stretching around the block, lotsa people coming to take advantage of the Free Comic Books and the amazing deals the crew at Chuck’s had setup.
Now as is becoming a tradition on my part I am now attending my events in a kilt, a wonderfully practical piece of comfortable clothing that really makes my day a little easier and fun. Also as is becoming tradition with wearing a kilt it does not matter if there is no wind, I step out the house with one of my kilts on and there is a upraising breeze. And as I was setting up I almost caught one of these breezes at a bad moment, almost showing my ‘wares’ to everyone in line.
Setup was a breeze so to speak, got everything ready with ten minutes to go and Tristan in position to say hello to everyone who came by. Sat down and waited to see what this day would bring me. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, sold a few sketch cards, sold out completely of my Tether saga books (becoming popular this year) as well as The Wonder Tales and my Teddy Bear Tales having a strong showing. My Deadpool sketch card proved very popular and I got a couple ideas for new Sketch Cards to add to the growing range.
In all it was a great little event for me, I hope it proved really good for the good Captain Chuck and I left happy with how this day went. My free comic book haul was smaller this year I picked up Atomic Robo (always very good) Last Son of Krypton (has nothing to do with the current Superman), Walking Dead (for the wife) and Apheodite IX which I heard good things about (and was not disappointed this is a full first issue folks!). Brought books were a little low with Guardians of the Galaxy #2 (Rocket Raccoon is a blast in this book!) and the latest Judge Dredd titles which don’t even measure up to the 2000AD stories so I will be dropping them now.
Good day… Wish all days at the office were like this Thank you again to Captain Chuck for hosting me and I will see y’all at Annapolis Comic Con on June 29!!!