Who likes alliteration? We all do, so you're welcome. The following is a fiery FUBAR update for the Free Comic Book Day festivities.
The final tally for the FUBAR/215 Ink Kickstarter fundraiser was a fantastic $3,512 - more than three times the initial goal. This means that the books will be sent out to more shops across the nation (and also Canada, I believe). To that, the flyer you see above was created as a primer for retailers who might like to carry these books. Mind you, these books are 100% free to comic shops, so the hope is that retailers will, in fact, want to carry these books. The flyer highlights the main stories of the two books and gives an overview of the project in general.
In the next week, I'll be passing out this flyer to a few shops in the area that I hope will join in for the event. If there's anyone out there who is reading this and would like to get a copy of the books but isn't sure if a shop is participating, you can print out the above flyer and hand it to the owner of your favorite shop. Let me reiterate - these books are free to retailers, so there's no reason we shouldn't have a great response. The only reason we won't mail out all of our books is if retailers don't know about the offer and thus don't ask for a package. I'll do my part in southwestern PA; if you're from pretty much anywhere else, ask your retailer to contact Jeff McComsey at the e-mail address listed on the flyer. Free Comic Book Day is less than a month away!