Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores. Normally one single day, the COVID-19 crisis of 2020 forced the organizers to rethink the event protocols and instead most store owners offered a Free Comic Book Summer.
Originally released in Japan in 1996 as “Pocket Monsters,” the card game Pokémon, a portmanteau of “Poketto Monsuta” in Japanese, spread cross the Western world like wildfire.
Professional Wrestler and Semi-pro Comic Book Illustrator Richie Slade joins us to illustrate his favorite comic book characters! Hear about his upbringing as an illustrator, drawing pointers, stenciling tips, and more!