It's true. You read it right. FREE! LIBRE! GRATIS!
Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is an annual worldwide event that is held every first Saturday of May. It has been a decade long tradition already, with the objective of promoting comic book reading and boost the comic book industry.
This year, Comic Odyssey (3rd level, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Ave, Quezon City) will host the Philippine FCBD starting at 10:30am. Expect a long queue of Pinoy fanboys/fanbabes (and cheapskates like me) eager to grab free comics and goodies such as posters or postcards.
Gerry Alanguilan, one of the most respected Filipino comic book artists and a personal favorite of mine, announced in his website Komikero.com (http://gerry.alanguilan.com/) that he will be giving away free copies of book #4 of his critically acclaimed and Eisner Awards nominated "Elmer".
He will also be one of the Pinoy artists who will be present during the autograph signings from 1pm to 5pm. The star-studded line up will include:
CARLO PAGULAYAN – Agents of Atlas, Hulk, Emma Frost, Elektra
ED TADEO – Sigil, X-men, Wolverine, Iron Man
GERRY ALANGUILAN – Elmer, Ultimate Avengers, Wolverine, X-Force
HARVEY TOLIBAO – Psylocke, Silver Surfer, Heroes for Hire
JAY ANACLETO – Marvels Eye of the Camera, Aria, Spawn, Thor
LEINIL YU – Secret Invasion, Ultimate Avengers, X-men, Wolverine, Superman
LUI ANTONIO – Terminator, Savage Tales, Warlord of Mars
MICO SUAYAN – Moon Knight, X-men, Thor, Werewolf By Night
PHILIP TAN – Green Lantern, Outsiders, Spawn, X-men
STEPHEN SEGOVIA – Silver Surfer, Ultimate Avengers, Wolverine
Local Guest Artists
ARIEL ATIENZA – Class, West Side
GIO PAREDES – Kalayaan
FREELY ABRIGO – Kapitan Tog, Kulas
IAN OLYMPIA – Ambition
JON ZAMAR – Digmaang Salinlahi
JOSEL NICOLAS – Windmills: Breakdowns
LYNDON GREGORIO – Beerkada
MACOY – Taal Monster vs Evil Space Paru-paro
MEL CASIPIT – Baboy 1 & 2
NORBY ELA – Gutom
RH QUILANTANG – Goodbye Rubbit
ROMMEL ESTANISLAO – Lipad
SHERRY BAET ZAMAR – Carpool
TEPAI PASCUAL – Maktan 1521
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If you still don't believe me, here's a comic book that got from the FCBD two years ago at Bonifacio High Street.
Carinderia patrons, let's head on over to Comic Odyssey next Saturday if you're FREE.