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Free Comics!

Sweet baby jeebus, kids, Free Comic Book Day is on July 3! That's less than two weeks away! And I am here to assure you that SLG's FCBD offering, Slave Labor Stories, is THE BEST FCBD comic of them all. I have scientific-looking data to prove this.

Slave Labor Stories is forty pages packed with 13 comic titles. 40 pages! 13 titles! And a cover by Evan Dorkin! Eeeeee! Look at the line up:

Pirate Club: "Suburban Warfare" by Derek Hunter
The Ghouly Boys: "The Legend of the Bat" by Christopher
Street Angel: "Ninja, Please!" by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca
serenity rose: "EEEEYAHAHAHAAAA!" by aaron a.
Bear: "Free Comic Book Hell. With a Pig." by Jamie Smart
Outlook: Grim: "Free Commies from Hell!" by Black Olive
Milk and Cheese: "In Order to Save Comics We Must Destroy Them" and "F.A.Q." by Evan Dorkin
Little Scrowlie: "Scrowlie Must Be Free" by Jen Feinberg and Todd Meister
Autumn: "Autumn Arrives" by Tommy Kovac
Dr. Radium: "Free Time" by Scott Saavedra
Little Gloomy: "The Savage Seedling" by Landry Walker & Eric Jones
Bill and Ted's Most Excellent Excerpt by Evan Dorkin
Halo and Sprocket: "Face It" by Kerry Callen

And just when you thought it absolutely could not get any better, IT GETS BETTER! SLG comics creators are going to be doing signings. Mark your calendars -- July 3!

Christopher (The Ghouly Boys) and Black Olive (Outlook: Grim)
5525 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego CA 92117-2342

Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca (Street Angel)
Phantom of the Attic in Oakland
406 South Craig St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Jen Feinberg and Todd Meister (Little Scrowlie)
Comic Relief
2138 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704

Bob Elinskas and Mike Kelleher (15 Minutes)
Fantastic Planet
24 Oak St.
Plattsburgh, NY

Jamie Smart (Bear)
The Norfolk and Norwich Millenium Library
The Forum
Millenium Plain

No, I don't understand how British addresses work, either. We once sent something to someone in England whose address was "The Thatched Cottage." Isn't that charming?

EDIT: Now, whattaya gotta do to get Free Comics, you ask? Just head over to the Free Comic Book Day Store Locator and type in your ZIP code to find a partcipating retailer in your area.

Jennifer de Guzman
zombie killer


( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 28th, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
Hmm, we usually have postcodes on the end of our addresses but maybe if it's a big place it doesn't need one?
Jun. 28th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
so how do you get free comics on July 3rd?
Jun. 28th, 2004 03:31 pm (UTC)
here's a link for participating retailers


Jun. 28th, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
thanks very much
Jun. 28th, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
Jennifer, Dave lowly SLG fan in Colorado here, I was wondering when some of your SUPER cool SLG people (say uh maybe Christopher or that Sean McKeever guy who wrote that little book The Waiting Place for you guys and who seems to be so busy working for New York these days) might head out here to Colorado. I just moved out here at the beginning of the year because I'm in the military and this place isn't bad for getting your company's books, but as far as cons go it's virtually non-existent.

Is anyone from SLG gonna be at Dragon Con this year? If I get the chance I might be able to visit home while this is going on and swing by to say hello to whomever is representing your fine company.

I've rambled on long enough, but The Waiting Place and The Ghouly Boys seriously rock. They're the kinds of books that make people want to write their own books and really get involved in the medium that I love so much. I try to push those two titles onto anyone who will listen to me, but I'm not too good at convincing people to read comics I guess, at least not really good comics. :( Skeleton Key and Slow News Day are also really good too. I think I picked those up from an SLG booth at DC '02.

Anyway, take care and have a good day, and please please please come to Colorado sometime you guys. :)
Jun. 28th, 2004 04:00 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what Sean is up to, and the closest that Christopher is getting to Colorado (that I know of) is Salt Lake City. SLG isn't going to be at Dragon Con, and I don't think any creators are either.

Unfortunately, there are only a few of us, and we fill up most of our time working on comics, so we can't get to every place that there are SLG fans.

Thanks for the kind words, Dave! I hope you can make it out to one of the cons eventually!

Jun. 28th, 2004 04:12 pm (UTC)
I was afraid you were gonna say that. HA! You guys still rock. Once this military thing is over with and I get my Master's degree I'm gonna work for either you guys or Oni Press. I haven't figured out how yet, but it's on my list. You guys hire interns slash wannabe writers right?

Sean was doing a Sentinel mini-series and also an Inhumans book, but I think Marvel wrapped both of those and then put him on a Mystique book, following Brian Vaughn's run a few months ago. I saw in previews that they also have him on some kind of Mary Jane book, if you can believe that. I doubt any of these will be as good as TWP, but that's Marvel for ya. They see talent and buy it and then spread it thin. Anyway, thanks for the speedy reply Jennifer. :)

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Jun. 28th, 2004 05:42 pm (UTC)
HA! The hell you say? I'm actually living here in Colorado Springs at Peterson and working out at Schriever, which might have been called "Falcon" when you lived out here. Ft. Carson is right down the road though. I've yet to get out there, but I hear that they have a nice BX. I'm more of a fan of Denver myself, but the springs aren't bad. It's such a change from living in Alabama, but living there though I at least had somewhat easy access to Atlanta, ya know. Atlanta can be really fun if you have a chance to get out that way while promoting your book.

I commented in your personal journal before, but I'll say it again. I thought issue one of your book was really sweet, but taking it to the kids is even more important I think. Good on you man.
Jun. 28th, 2004 05:23 pm (UTC)
We don't really hire interns, actually. I do the boring writin' stuff, like press releases and such. But who knows what we'll need help with in the future.

Good luck with your Master's degree! I'm getting my MFA now. Tons of fun.

I've been meaning to check out the Mary Jane book, actually, to see if it's something that girls are actually going to like or if it's something that Marvel just thinks girls will like. I have every faith in Sean as a writer, but I know that Marvel can be quite intrusive on the editorial side.
Jun. 28th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC)
Jun. 28th, 2004 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'm excited!!!
Jun. 28th, 2004 10:28 pm (UTC)
a question
On the site about free comic book day it says

Special editions from these publishers will be available in many stores on July. Check with your retailer for availability.

and SLG is under that.. does that mean it will be available Saturday and then all month long? Or a different day than the rest?
Jun. 30th, 2004 12:46 pm (UTC)
Re: a question
I think it's just a typo -- it should say "on July 3."
Jun. 30th, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC)
i'm super excited!

i've already reserved my copy at my local comic book store (which i didn't even know was there until i looked to see where free comic day was happening by me)!!

thanks for the info.
Jun. 30th, 2004 04:22 pm (UTC)
oh man i'm really excited.
thank you for the information
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