It’s that time of year! Comic creators crawl out from under their rocks to promote comic book literacy at comic shops, bookstores, and libraries! I make a grand event out of the day by shaving most of the fuzz off my face. Tomorrow I can be found at the West Linn Public Library. That’s 1595 Burns Street, West Linn, OR 97068 from 12-5pm. I will have a few freebies and might do some sketching, but when I say sketching I don’t really intend to draw something like this:
I think Steve Ditko might be having a laugh this weekend as Spiderman 2 opens in theaters and all the kids rush to Free Comic Day hoping to get a quick sketch of Spiderman from a hunched over comic illustrator. I don’t think Ditko had the word “quick” in mind when he designed that web pattern on Spidey’s uniform. I hope the kid’s aren’t too disappointed when they get sketches from me that look more like this: There is a possibility they could have a mind altering experience with the likes of this: If things really get out of hand, West Linn Security may be dragging me out of the library once they’ve discovered I’m handing out drawings like this: But, let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. Personally, I look forward to leaving the house and hope to make the most of it. Free Comics at the library! That’s a guarantee, because even if they run out of the free floppies, you can still check something out with your library card! Win Win!