The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. I have been part of FCBD events since the event began back in 2002. Usually, I spend the day doing free sketches for kids, but didn't get to do that this year. I make it a point to do a different venue each year for FCBD so I can really take in the joy of the event because I still love reading comics as much as I enjoy making them.
Galactic Quest's FCBD event in Lawrenceville, GA. This is my third time at this store, second at this location. Let me tell you, Galactic Quest does Free Comic Book Day big, including giving away an actual ton of comics. Not only is the comic shop part of the festivities, but they also partner up with the other local businesses on the town square to give away comic books. It is almost like a scavenger hunt as you go from store to store. Even the town of Lawrenceville gets in on the act. The library was on hand as well as the mayor and other town luminaries, who were welcoming people and generally having a great time.
This year, instead of having the guests in the comic shop, we were placed outside, across the street next to the parking deck. I admit, this location did not thrill me as it was not near the comic shop and it was supposed to rain. Plus, my sinuses were not prepared for it, but that's really more my issue than the event.
I was set up next to some talented creators like Drew Geraci, Sean Taylor, Robert Jeffrey, Jason Flowers, Robert Pope, and John Pence. It was great chatting with them and seeing what cool new projects they have been working on.
I was scheduled to be there from 9 am - 1 pm and I had a few people stop by the table to look around. There were a few who seemed a bit upset that every comic in the place wasn't free, especially at the creator's tables. Thankfully, I got out before the rain arrived and everyone had to move to the comic shop.
I only took a handful of photos, but if you visit Galactic Quest's facebook page, there are a lot of photos posted or you can search #GalacticQuest.
Thanks to Kyle for inviting me and to the attendees, well, maybe except one, for coming out to support comic books.
I think I'm going to take next year's Free Comic Book Day off and visit some comic shops as a fan. That should be fun.
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Free Comic Book Day at Galactic Quest in Lawrenceville, GA on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
Join Galactic Quest and the city of Lawrenceville as we give away a literal "Ton" of comics! Featured comics include Stranger Things, Riverdale, Deadly Class, Avengers, Spider-man, Star Wars, and many more. Featured guests include Robert Pope, Drew Geraci, Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, Robert Jeffrey, Jason Flowers, and John Pence. There will be special appearances by the Georgia Ghost Busters and a Back to the Future Deleon. Be sure to visit our neighbors on the square for more Free Comic Book Day activities. Event begins at 9 a.m.