Free Comic Book Day event @ Collector’s Paradise in Canoga Park, CA
Collector’s paradise celebrates free comic book day, Saturday, May 1, Supporting the importance of Literacy
Valley’s Leading Retail Comic Book Store Welcomes Top Industry Creators
CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 25, 2010 – Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, San Fernando Valley’s Premiere pop culture store, is excited to announce a big Celebration for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, featuring some of the best talent in comics and many great giveaways for all attendees.
Collector’s Paradise has a long history of working closely with comic book industry creators. The store holds monthly events with artists and writers from all corners of the industry, and the full time gallery hosts art events and gallery shows. “We want to do more than just sell comics, we want to create a Destination for comic book fans, a place where they can interact with the people who create the product they love”, says Edward Greenberg, the owner of Collector’s Paradise. Comic book industry has been very supportive of Collector’s Paradise’ efforts in this endeavor, working with them to organize numerous events to promote their new releases and special projects.
This year Collector’s Paradise is presenting their best line-up of comic book creators to date, including:
Marc Silvestri – Founder, Top Cow Productions, Creator and Artist – Cyberforce, Witchblade, Darkness, Hunter/Killer
Marv Wolfman – creator – Teen Titans, Blade, Bullseye, Tim Drake, Black Cat, Nightwing, Deathstroke, Anti-Monitor and many more…
Bill Morrison – co-creator Bongo Comics, artist – Simpson Comics and more
Michael Broussard – artist – Darkness, FCBD 2010 Top Cow Artifacts comic, Artifacts 1-6
Joe Benitez – artist – Teen Titans, Soulfire, creator – Weapon Zero, Magdalena, Wraithborne
Peter Steigerwald – colorist, artist – Soulfire, Fathom, and more from Aspen Comics
Ray Friesen – kids graphic novel author – Another Dirt Sandwich, Cupcakes of Doom…
Rick Loverd – writer – Milo Ventimiglia Presents Berserker
In addition to the great creator line up, the event will feature the annual “Sketches for HERO Initiative” fundraiser, where most of the artists featured will do $10 sketches for the fans, with 100% of the proceeds directly going to HERO Initiative, a wonderful charity that helps comic book creators in need. Collector’s Paradise has been working with HERO for the last four years to make sure that those creators who need financial and medical help are taken care of.
Kids are a big focus of Collector’s Paradise’ effort on FCBD. The event will feature an excellent Spider-Man in costume, a fantastic Balloon Artist, and several thousand kid-friendly comic books given away to all fans in attendance.
The event will be held at Collector’s Paradise Comics & Cards from Noon to 7:00pm, with creator signings, Spider-Man and Balloon Artist from noon to 3:00pm.
Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, on the corner of Winnetka Ave and Sherman Way, in Canoga Park. For additional information, please contact Edward Greenberg, owner of Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery @ 818.999.9455 (business) or 818.326.2517 (cell), or at firstname.lastname@example.org.