Have you ever wondered how it would feel to eat food bought with the money of a superstar? Wonder no more!
Manila's own National Bookstore and Comicx Hub are going to host the first leg in Mark Millar's Jupiter's Legacy kick-off party! There will be 9 parties in total all over the world. The other cities are Glasgow, New York, London, Dublin, Madrid, Chicago, New Hampshire, and Los Angeles. Just knowing that Manila is part of that list is making me all sorts of happy. It shows that Mr. Millar thinks Manila is a good enough market to invest in; and on top of that, we're the only Asian country on the party list.
Mark Millar himself will buy the first round of drinks and pizza for the NBS and Comicx Hub party, which will be on April 23, 2013 (that's tomorrow!), 5PM at the Comicx Hub Comics Store, 3/F Bloomingdale Plaza, Shaw Boulevard, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
EDIT: He won't be here himself. He's just footing the bill. I saw a few people saying he would come while linking to this post. Sorry about the confusion, folks.
As May 4 draws near, GeekOut takes a look at the goodies we'll possibly be getting this Free Comic Book Day 2013. I've always thought that FCBD was a good mix of comic book publisher marketing and community building. The event brings in more people into the comic book world, as well allow comic book fans discover great reads from publishers that aren't just the big two.
Here is the list of the titles that make up the 4.6 million free comic books open to all our grubby hands at the annual event.
It's not really news that a lot of talented comic book artists come from the Philippines. A lot of them work for the big two publishers, but there are also a bunch who work in the indies and the smaller publishing companies. Romulo Fajardo, Jr. is one such guy. He works primarily with colors and has done a bunch of awesome stuff, including Star Trek, G.I. Joe and the new KISS series.
He also worked on FCBD's Molly Danger! He'll be at National Bookstore, Quezon Ave on May 4, for our FCBD!
In the meantime, here's an interview with Jeremy Whitely, writer of FCBD Molly Danger:
Free Comic Book Day is annually celebrated by a number of participating countries all over the world. And this year, their respective comic book stuff retailers ordered a ridiculously record-setting number of comic books for the event. 4.6 million comic books have been collectively ordered for this year's Free Comic Book Day. Do you have any idea how many comic books that is?
Okay, let's put the number 4.6 million into perspective for a minute, so we can grasp just how massive that is.
You can literally give one comic book to each man, woman, and child in Ireland. You can give two comic books to every living human being in Quezon City. But if you think about it, the more shocking statistic there is the population density of Quezon City compared to Ireland.
The average comic book measures 17x26cm. So, theoretically, if you lay the comics down end to end, 4.6 million comic books measures about 1,196 kilometers long. That's roughly the distance between Manila and Hong Kong.
When you're going to do something, you might as well do it right. Like I always say - go big or go home. Castle Geek, National Bookstore and Neutral Grounds are planning to do just that this at this year's Worldwide Free Comic Book Day by setting the record for the most number of sketches by comic book artists on blank comic book covers in one event! So, what does that mean for you? That means there will be a bunch of your favorite comic book artists all in one place for you to harass!
Here is the list of artists they have so far:
Anthony Jay Tan
Carlo San Juan
Dong Jr. Beniga
Ian Sta. Maria
Romulo Jr. Fajardo
Roy Allan Martinez
Stephanie Anne L. Pascual