London’s local comic shops will once again give away more than 20,000 comic books absolutely free!
L.A. Mood Comics & Games and Heroes Comics will be participating again downtown, as well as The Comic Book Collector, Neo Tokyo, and Worlds Away in Old East Village.
Free Comic Book Day began in 2002, and is a worldwide celebration of comics and pop culture always falling on the first Saturday in May. Across North America, more than 6 million free comic books will be given away.
For more information, checkout: www.freecomicbookday.com
DUNDAS STREET: ***PROGRAMMING MOVED INDOORS TO Citi Plaza***
With special programming featuring the London Public Library’s costume contest, and some awesome comic themed surprises.
-2:30pm in Citi Plaza
-Register by 2pm
The London Public Library’s annual costume contest is back again ***MOVED INDOORS TO Citi Plaza***! Fans and comic book lovers of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters on Free Comic Book Day and show off their best costumes. Prizes are awarded to different age groups from preschooler to adult.
Participants must be registered by 2pm with signed entry form at the Library’s table. Participants can pre-register at the Central Library. The contest begins at 2:30pm Saturday.
COMIC SHOP CROSSOVER
The annual Comic Shop Crossover will return. Passports available in stores!
TING COMIC AND GRAPHIC ARTS FESTIVAL
April 25 – May 13, 2017
Named after Merle “Ting” Tingley, London Free Press’ editorial cartoonist from 1948-1986, Ting Comic & Graphic Arts Festival showcases past, present and future comic and graphic artists from London and the greater Southwestern Ontario area. Tingfest centres around a gallery show at The ARTS Project, featuring a pop-up comic shop, workshops, artist talks, a children’s creation station, and more. Drop in during Free Comic Book Day to experience their Superhero Photo Booth!
Captain Finn and the Salty Sea Dogs will be performing on Dundas Street from approx 10am-2pm!
We are also partnering up with London Arts Council to bring you a London Arts Live pop-up with actor Dan Ebbs, visual artists Nic Degroot and Sheri Cowan, and musicians Trusty Fox on Dundas Street!
Photos from last year’s Free Comic Book Day can ve viewed here: