May 5th, marked my first time experiencing Free Comic Book Day. For those who are unaware, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is held on the first Saturday of May each year. It is a promotion to get people out of their houses and into the comic book shops. Since I love art and reading, what better way to experience both at the same time than in a comic book? In the past, FCBD fell on a day when I was either at work or at an event. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to go out to a few local comic shops to check out this national geek holiday this year. Read on to see what my experience was like.
These Year in Reviews are not, what I call, official “reviews”. Like last year, they will be a series of musings, learned lessons and stories of what I experienced through out the year. Of course, reviews are featured but they are blended in with everything. The theme of FIRSTS sum up the beginning, middle and end of my year, as you will see. Enjoy my year of 2016 in the Michigan Geek Scene.
When May arrives, winter is nothing but an afterthought. No snow or ice in sight. The cold weather is gone (for the most part since it is Michigan after all.) Con season is in it’s stride. What events did the fifth month of the year bring me? Let’s find out.
Learn about this local gaming company called the Grand Gamers Guild. We talk about their new game, Unreal Estate.
Independent comic artist duo Comfort Love and Adam Withers talk about their comics. Learn more about The Uniques and Rainbow in the Dark. We also talk about their art style, the first exposure to comics and Bad Dudes.
Corrine Roberts, who creates beautiful art with watercolor and ink, talks about her art, her books, Dr. Who and anime. Such a pleasant and fun interview.