AZCAF Presents Free Comic Book Day

This year we’re teaming up with Samurai Comics in Mesa and Chandler to celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 6th. We’ll have 12 local creators alongside 3 national guests so be sure to visit both locations!

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is a day when participating comic book shops give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops! Founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book they’ll love, the annual event offers a huge selection of free titles designed to appeal to a broad range of age levels and their tastes.

When Darick Robertson and Andrew MacLean had to cancel their appearances at our inaugural Arizona Comicbook Arts Festival event in February, we promised we’d bring them back out as soon as we could, and we’ve done just that!

Darick Robertson is the co-creator of THE BOYS and has worked for every major publisher in the industry. Andrew MacLean is the creator of the hit Image Comics series, HEADLOPPER. Jeff Johnson has worked for Marvel Comics, most notably as the artist on WONDER MAN. He’s also worked in animation on series such as Batman: The Brave and The Bold and Young Justice.

Creators will be at the shops from 10am-4pm on Saturday, May 6th, with Darick Robertson doing a special CGC Signing event on Sunday, May 7th at Brandon’s Comics in Tempe from 1-3pm.

Thanks for an amazing debut event!

Thanks to all of the comic book fans who came out to support the creators, guests and vendors for our debut event. The feedback from fans and creators was overwhelmingly positive and we couldn’t be happier with how our first event went. Please subscribe to our newsletter and be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook so you don’t miss out on any news for future events.

Our January Drink and Draw is this Saturday at our partner hotel, Found:re Phoenix, in central Phoenix. Bring a sketchbook, or just your curiosity, and swing by and hang out with some of our guests and exhibitors!

We’re proud to welcome Alex Sinclair (colorist on Jim Lee’s Batman, Justice League and more), Steve Rude (Eisner-winning legend), Scott Kolins (The Flash, Avengers), and Mike Kunkel (Eisner winner and Herobear and the Kid creator) and more than twenty additional guests who have worked on comics from Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, IDW and every other publisher imaginable. From The Avengers, to Nexus, to Justice League, our guests have done it all. We also have over 30 talented exhibitors who will be showcasing their work as well as comic shops selling comics, graphic novels and more. We’re putting “comic” back in “comic-con”. Tell your friends, buy tickets for you family, and make sure you’re there on February 25th! Be sure to check out our entire guest list, exhibitor list, partners and our hotel partner for more info.