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Monday, May 3, 2010

Free Comic Book Day

Hi Guys,

As planned, I spent the FCBD at Pop Culture Comix in Lenexa. This was my 6th year appearing there and it was the best one yet. The store next door to Pop Culture was empty and the people who manage the strip mall let us set up in there. So Mike and I set up in the empty space along with the guys (Kevin Dilmore and Kurt Gaulke) from Hallmark. Cameron Cooke and the Geekvolution guys (Captain Logan and Vince) set up out on the front walk. There was quite a bit of traffic throughout the day and everyone seemed to have a good day.

We had free books at our table and we were trading "How to Draw" comics for sketches from our visitors. It was so much fun encouraging the kids to draw, there are some talented young artists out there. We had some adults that participated as well. Mike is going to scan their work and post it on his blog. I will post a link as soon as they are up. We even collaborated on a sketch or two.

The Hallmark guys were doing comic book trivia all day and giving out Marvel, DC, Star Wars and Star Trek ornaments as prizes. They also had some prototypes on display which were just amazing.

The Geekvolution guys were giving away comics and recording some video throughout the day that will be posted on their YouTube feed in the near future. Captain Logan conducted an interview with myself and Mike which I will post here as soon as it is available.

Cameron was giving out free comics from Blue Water Productions and his wife spent time entertaining all of us along with many of the visitors to the shop.

Mike and I spent some time discussing Thunderdawg and some of our individual projects. Our next stop will be Freecon and the next couple of weeks will be spent trying to get our books ready in time. Should be interesting!

Well there is not much else to report right now.

Thanks for looking,
Bill

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