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David Petersen @ Isotope

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event at comic shops the planet over. And here at the Isotope our FCBD celebrations are the stuff of legend. As is tradition, we will once again be serving up San Francisco’s most glorious and massive smorgasboard of absolutely free comic reads for comic lovin’ kids of all ages. And this year is sure to be our best yet!

Isotope proudly presents David Petersen, author-artist the the insanely popular MOUSE GUARD series!

Each year during this annual event Mister Petersen wows the masses with the very best book on offer and this year will follow that grand tradition! An all-new MOUSE GUARD story is the jewel in the 2017 FCBD crown, with an original coming-of-age story about a pair of young furs who learn a valuable lesson from a grizzled guardmouse on what it truly means to be a hunter, featured in the BOOM! STUDIOS FCBD SUMMER BLAST. We couldn’t be more honored to have him in!

This years’ festivities will include an all-ages day-long autographing session from 11am until 4pm and also a live slideshow presentation by Mister Petersen himself at 4pm. Afterwards there may be some additional signing and 1-on-1 time with fans. And for the over-21 set we will have a casual, short cocktail hour from 8pm until 10pm.

Mister Petersen will be signing all of his amazing MOUSE GUARD comics for you, his WIND IN THE WILLOWS hardcover, as well as other cool MOUSE GUARD things like the amazing MOUSE GUARD ROLE PLAYING GAME.

This day-long celebration also features San Francisco’s very own DJ BEARZBUB, spinning his favorite blend of exotic b-sides, booty shaking nöise, and rare beats to keep your Free Comic Day shopping grooving. We love the Bearzbub!

Also returning on staff for the day will be the amazing Katie Longua author/artist of MUNCHIES, KNOW YOURSELF ANATOMY ADVENTURE SERIES, and the chiptunes LP comic HER SPACE OPERA. Josh Richardson author of Scholastic Books’ RATCHET & CLANK: OFFICIAL GUIDE BOOK. And also our latest beloved staff addition, Kate Mattingly of the Miradori Tumblr.

With such a great day lined up, and our commitment to the most generous, no-limit, can’t-find-anywhere-else explosion of free reads in SF, we do ask that you keep in mind that here at the Isotope we believe Free Comic Book Day is all about the kids, and even the mighty Isotope’s supplies are limited, so before you over-indulge yourselves, remember… every free comic you scoop up is one the kids can’t. So please be nice to the kiddos. Thanks in advance.

And… knowing the popularity of Mister Petersen and also our FCBD extravaganzas we know some folks will want to come in from out of town to attend this event. So the Isotope will be partnering with a couple of our favorite nearby San Francisco hotels to make your stay here in San Francisco a great one. We will be posting these accommodations information in the next couple weeks.

FCBD 2017 with David Petersen. This is going to be a big one.

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Are You Ready for FCBD 2016?

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event at comic shops the planet over. And here at the Isotope our FCBD celebrations are truly the stuff of legend. Feast your eyes once again on San Francisco’s most glorious and massive smorgasboard of absolutely free comic reads for comic lovin’ kids of all ages!

For 2016 the Isotope is beyond proud to feature the incredibly talented brothers-in-arms team of Andrew Robertson (11 year old pixel artist) and Owen Robertson (14 year old pencil/ink artist)… sons of the incredible Darick Robertson of TRANSMETROPOLITAN and THE BOYS fame… and to get to host the world wide debut of the Robertson Brothers first ever books!

There’s not a doubt in our minds these guys are going to be taking the world of comics and video games by storm in the coming years, and we are sure you will agree. Check out the greatness:


From Andrew Robertson’s MY BOOK OF PIXEL ART sketchbook.


From Owen Robertson’s THERAPY FOR SATAN sketchbook.

Owen and Andrew will be selling their respective books, doing original sketches for the masses, and hanging out being the future rockstars that they are. We couldn’t be more excited to have them in this year for FCBD!

And because Free Comic Book Day has just gotten *so* busy here at the Isotope over the last few years we’ve actually had to bring in some additional help. We have some surprise “security” every year and we will be keeping up our annual secret “shop boy” tradition (2014 was SANDMAN OVERTURE artist JH Williams III and 2015 was EAST OF WEST artist Nick Dragotta). Every year there’s a lot of wild speculation as to who we could be bringing in to help us run the register and drop your collective jaws. Yep, I’m sure you’re scratching your head already, because this year is a real stumper (laugh)… just who could it possibly be?!

Keep your eyes on our Twitter accounts and Instagram for more details on our mystery staffers on the day of the event.

We are also featuring on staff the amazing Katie Longua author/artist of MUNCHIES, KNOW YOURSELF ANATOMY ADVENTURE SERIES, RÖK and the anthologies 1001 KNIGHTS and CHAINMAIL BIKINI. And also Josh Richardson author of the recently released RATCHET & CLANK: OFFICIAL GUIDE BOOK. And also our latest beloved staff addition, Kate Mattingly of the Miradori Tumblr.

With such a great day lined up for all of you, let me leave you with a final parting thought about what we think really makes FCBD so special…

We do indeed continue to have the most generous, high-stakes, no-limit, can’t-find-anywhere-else explosion of free reads in SF but we do ask that you keep in mind that here at the Isotope we believe Free Comic Book Day is all about the kids, and even the mighty Isotope’s supplies are limited, so before you over-indulge yourselves, remember… every free comic you scoop up is one the kids can’t. So please be sweet to the kiddos. Thank you kindly!

xoxox

Here’s a list of the official releases: FCBD 2016 website
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Free Comic Book Day Is Here Again!

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event at comic shops the planet over. And here at the Isotope our FCBD celebrations are truly the stuff of legend, feast your eyes! We will once again be featuring San Francisco’s most glorious and massive smorgasboard of absolutely free comic reads for comic lovin’ kids of all ages!

And we’re proud to announce our featured comic creator special guest star, the single most jaw-droppingly talented 10 year old comic artist we have ever seen, Ethan Castillo!

First of all… you must check out Ethan’s art! Here, here, here, here and here will give you a taste of what this incredible 10 year old comic artist is up to. You may have seen him rubbing elbows with all your favorite artists at the conventions and doing sketches for the celebs. Or perhaps you’ve happened upon his very active DeviantArt page or had your brainbox rattled looking at his Spider-Man centric Instagram.

Stuff like this (yes, seriously):

Ethan will be doing sketches and hustling his amazing sketchbook starting right when the doors open and the madness hits, 11am. We invite you in to meet him and have your minds totally blown by this talented young artist!

The day-long celebration also features San Francisco’s very own DJ BEARZBUB, spinning his favorite blend of extra-exotical b-sides, booty shaking nöyze, and rare, rare beats to keep your Free Comic Day shopping grooving!

And because Free Comic Book Day has just gotten *so* busy here at the Isotope over the last few years we’ve actually had to bring in some additional help. Those of you who attended last year may remember our secret “shop boy” was none other than SANDMAN OVERTURE artist JH Williams III! This year we continue the tradition with a completely new “shop boy” to help run the register alongside myself and Josh. And also an all-new “security staff” to make sure everything is running smoothly (bring your kids and your cameras). We’re very excited to get to introduce you! Keep your eyes on our Twitter accounts and Instagram for more details on our mystery staffers on the day of the event.

With such a great day lined up for all of you, let me leave you with a final parting thought about what we think really makes FCBD so special…

We do indeed continue to have the most generous, high-stakes, no-limit, can’t-find-anywhere-else explosion of free reads in SF but we do ask that you keep in mind that here at the Isotope we believe Free Comic Book Day is all about the kids, and even the mighty Isotope’s supplies are limited, so before you over-indulge yourselves, remember… every free comic you scoop up is one the kids can’t. So please be nice to the kiddos. Thank you kindly!

xoxox

Here’s a list of the official releases: FCBD 2015 website

Free Comic Book Day 2014 @ Isotope

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event at comic shops the planet over. And here at the Isotope our FCBD celebrations are truly the stuff of legend, feast your eyes! We will once again be featuring San Francisco’s most glorious and massive smorgasboard of absolutely free comic reads for comic lovin’ kids of all ages!

And we’re proud to announce our featured comic creator special guest star, Aidan Hernacki!

A true sequential art phenom at 11 years old, Aidan’s celebrated ONION BROS comic saw it’s debut here at the Isotope last year with THE ONION BROS: ADVENTURES IN SPACE, a hilarious action adventure romp, which has been endorsed by none other than Tom Hiddleston (yep, LOKI) himself. For 2014 Aidan is bringing new printings and also debuting his latest self-published opus for our Free Comic Book Day masses ONION BROS: VAMPIRE HUNTERS!

Like last year Aidan will be doing free sketches and also making his one of a kind original art production pages available for those of us with fine taste in originals & who want to pick up some of work before he gets too famous. As always, Isotope has a strict policy of never taking a cut of our featured creator’s finances during our events, no matter who they may be… so any money you spend on Aidan’s comics and original artwork will go straight into his pocket where it belongs.

The day-long celebration also features San Francisco’s very own DJ BEARZBUB, spinning his favorite blend of extra-exotical b-sides, booty shaking nöyze, and rare, rare beats to keep your Free Comic Day shopping grooving!

And because Free Comic Book Day has just gotten *so* busy here at the Isotope over the last few years we’ve actually had to bring in some additional help. This year, aside from myself and Josh, we are also going to be featuring some extra ordinary “security” to make sure everything is running smoothly (bring your kids and your cameras!) and we will also have a new special “shop boy” to help run the register. We’re very excited to get to introduce you! Keep your eyes on our Twitter accounts and Instagram for more details on our “shop boy” and “security” staffers on the day of the event.

With such a great day lined up for all of you, one parting thought about what makes FCBD so special…

We do indeed continue to have the most generous, high-stakes, no-limit, can’t-find-anywhere-else explosion of free reads in SF but we do ask that you keep in mind that here at the Isotope we believe Free Comic Book Day is all about the kids, and even the mighty Isotope’s supplies are limited, so before you over-indulge yourselves, remember… every free comic you scoop up is one the kids can’t. So please be nice to the kiddos. Thank you kindly!

xoxox

Here’s a list of the official releases: FCBD 2014 website

FCBD Is Coming!

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event at comic shops the planet over. Here at the Isotope we will once again be featuring a massive selection of absolutely free comic reads for comic lovin’ kids of all ages… and this year we’re thrilled to announce special guest star Aidan Hernacki!

Aidan is a ten year old comic creating wunderkind, and we have the honor of debuting his talents to the industry this week, launching his new mini-comic series THE ONION BROS. ADVENTURES IN SPACE! Expect adorable free sketches from Aidan, a chance to buy original artwork directly from this child prodigy, and lots of copies of his new comic!

FCBD w/ Aidan Hernacki
Saturday, May 4th 2013
11am – 3pm

And while we’re talking about FCBD – Isotope is famous for having one of the greatest comics high-stakes, no-limits, can’t-find-anywhere-else smorgasboards in the city, and we know you’re all excited to check out what’s on tap for 2013. But we do ask that you keep in mind that here at the Isotope we believe Free Comic Book Day is all about the kids, and even the mighty Isotope’s supplies are limited, so before you over-indulge yourselves remember… every free comic you scoop up is one the kiddos can’t. Thank you kindly!

Here’s a list of the official releases:

The Revolution Will Be Archie-ified

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event at comic shops the planet over. Here at the Isotope we think FCBD should be all about the kids so in years past we’ve always really played that fact up by stocking up on a huge range on kids comics and things like in-stores with 8 year old comic creators.

This year Diamond mis-shipped our FCBD Archie Comics order & was unable to replace them. Isotope has so many Archie fans… we all had a moment of panic. No Archie on Free Comic Book Day at the Isotope? The kids were going to riot!

Thankfully, Alex Segura and the Archie Comics folks managed to hook us up and saved the store from the impending Archie Riots. (whew)! So I let this story inspire this year’s flyer and theme.

So yes… on May 7th 2011… The Revolution Will Be Archie-ified!

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