Annual event promotes the world of graphic literature with live art, free comics, prizes and more.

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Local comics boutique BLASTOFF will mark its first FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on Saturday, May 4, with an all-day event highlighted by the appearance of New York Times bestselling artist JK Woodward (Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation Squared), who will be painting an original piece of art all day in the shop, which will be raffled off at the end of the day to one of the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY attendees.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is a promotional event created by the national comics retail community with the intent of spreading awareness of the wealth of quality material being produced in the world of comics and graphic literature. Free comics created especially for the event from all the major comics publishers are given away to all attendees.

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“FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is not only a great way to give back to our customers and our community, it’s also very rewarding to introduce new readers to some of the amazing comics and graphic novels on the market,” said BLASTOFF’s co-owner Scott Tipton (himself a New York Times bestselling comic-book writer).  “This year, FCBD is all about our North Hollywood moms, dads and kids who stroll and bike on our sidewalks every day. It’s about reading and imagination and unbridled fun. And of course, lots of FREE stuff!” added Jud Meyers, BLASTOFF’s co-owner and CEO.

Along with the appearance of JK Woodward, BLASTOFF will also be giving away vintage comics and other prizes in raffles and contests all day, offering discounts on all books and new comics, and will have costumed superheroes on hand to pose for photos. FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at BLASTOFF begins at 10 am on Saturday, May 4.

BLASTOFF ( is located at 5118 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. (818) 980-BOOK.

Editor’s Note:  Don’t miss this unique community event at this exceptional comic book store!

Author: nohoarts