Last Minute Free Comic Book Day Updates For CNJComics

Hi! Here is your final Free Comic Book Day Email with things to clarify and add!

First up, to clarify. Chris Claremont will be signing from 10am to 7pm in the foyer next to the shop, so you will be lining up in a seperate place to see him. He will be taking a lunch break when he needs to and we will cut his line at 6pm, meaning we will add no more people to it at 6pm. Act accordingly!

We had a lot of people ask about having Tom Orzechowski out for Free Comic Book Day. He’s a living legend and likely the most prolific letterer in the history of comics. (And he’s a Wednesday regular now.) Tom lettered Claremont’s X-Men run, and he also has the Guinness World Record for ‘Most issues as a letterer for the same comic book series.’ for Spawn. Tom says he’ll be joining Claremont in the foyer next to the shop around 2pm Saturday if you’d like to meet him too!

In the back of the actual Free Comic Book Room:

From 10am till noon we will have Jameson Campbell signing and giving away 100 free copies of this years 2021 lithograph! We do this every year and are keeping up the tradition. 

From noon until 2pm in the same spot, Leopold and Lenora (our beloved Laura Wimbels) will be signing free 5 x 7 art prints we had made up just for the event by Erin Caruso. Here’s the prints:

We do have an event photographer for this year! Liz Adams will be taking photos out there so keep an eye out for her and be sure to say hi!

Liz Adams has been a photographer and multimedia artist in the Cleveland area for over 20 years. Her latest project consists of 3 separate months driving around the US, documenting the pandemic around the country along with daily life here in Cleveland. and @fancypaintsadams for Instagram 

Lastly, and most importantly, CoVid measures. The key to successfully running this event will lie with you. We highly recommend unvacinated people wear masks. We highly recommend staying home if crowds are making you feel uncomfortible. We totally get the stress associated with what was usually a completely fun event. The key is to respect others request of you on the day, if someone asks for a little space, just help them out and oblige. Don’t take it as an insult or a disrespect. Be the better person and try to help them get themselves back together. We love you guys, and we want to have a fun and safe event. To be clear, if you see someone wearing a FCBD staff, artist or volunteer lanyard, they have been vacinated, and you can rest easy. We will keep the doors wide open to create and open air environment, we will sanitize high contact surfaces regularly, we will help keep the Free Comic “Pit” a civil and friendly place, but the rest is up to you. I will be there, my family will be there, and Carol will be there too, and we’re confident in a successful event based on what we know about this culture and it’s awesome people. 

Oh yeah, be sure to tag all event photos #cnjcomics on social media so we can check you out the next day!

Thank you.

John Dudas